So, Charlie did fine. He got his surgery for his abscesses and was neutered (poor guy!). The vet sent him home with two drains in his armpit and it was by far the most disgusting thing ever! Thank goodness Terry's mom was there to help out, she did all the cleaning of the wounds. He has to take a liquid pain medication, antibiotics, sedatives and benadryl each day for a total of about 12 pills a day. What a pain! But all came out well and his drains were removed and he's doing great now!
See what a pain it was? Mom held him down with a hot compress on the drain while Dad uses zipties to repair his e-collar. That dog ran into EVERYTHING with that collar. It needed several repairs! haha