Our nightmare started December 17, 2016 with Sophie presenting with a very swollen left rear leg and lameness. We sought vet assistance and got her on antibiotics immediately. The leg started to drain and by Sunday she developed a large necrotic area on the lateral side of the leg. By Monday night a second even larger area on the medial side of her leg showed signs of necrosis. The two wounds were debrided on Tuesday. Through cultures we have discovered that we were dealing with necrotizing fasciitis due to a Streptococcal infection.
Sophie has made amazing progress. We are using Manuka honey and non adherent dressings, changing it every two days. Today is Day 32 since the wounds were debrided. The lateral wound has healed over. The medial wound is showing great progress in healing over granulating nicely. There are no signs of loss of function with the leg. Sophie is bright in herself and back to normal at 8.5 years of age.