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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate you must be concerned about Lily.
What caused the wound?
Could you send a clear photo?
Did the seizures begin after she got the wound or has she had seizures before?
You have a vet coming to your home? When are they scheduled to arrive?
Is she currently having a seizure?
Her leg is extremely swollen which may be due to a cellulitis (skin infection). It is possible that this severe infection has caused septicaemia (blood poisoning) and/or a fever resulting in a very high body temperature she is not coping with.
She needs to see a vet immediately; this is very urgent.
Waiting until tomorrow evening is really not an option.
This is as she is likely in a lot of pain and is at risk of more seizures. If left untreated, a dog can pass away from a seizure.
If you cannot bring her yourself, a friend or family member need to bring her to an emergency vet today.
The vet will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test.
She will likely be started on an IV drip, IV antibiotics, anti inflammatories and anti seizure medicine.
The sooner this is done the better.
All vets provide an out of hours service on Bank Holidays; ring their regular number and they will advise where you need to go.
While there is an extra fee, this is NOT something that can wait and we would be risking her getting gravely ill or even passing away.
Do not bandage the wound as it needs to drain.
Ensure she is eating and drinking and allow her to rest on a padded bed.
Saline can be used to wash the wound.
As I've said, she needs to be seen ASAP for the best prognosis.