Shadow's foot has been sore for two weeks. It didn't start swelling until the second week. During the week, we brought her inside for an Epsom salt soak and a good look at it twice, and haven't been able to see anything that looked like a scab or black spot ... no indication of a bumblefoot plug. The epsom bath seemed to make it feel better. It continued to swell. We can't tell if it's bumblefoot or a bad sprain or maybe dislocation that popped back into place.. Today we prepped for surgery, using all the info from this site .... thank you wonderful friends. BUT ... we CANNOT find any scab or odd break in the skin to cut out the plug. We lanced the swelling from the top of the foot, and drained out a LOT of lymph and a little bit of pus and blood ... not much bleeding. I know that the pus should be cheesy and thick, but I just don't know where to cut. or if we should NOT cut anymore. I'll try to post the photos. Right now, she is back in a clean tub of warm water with epsom salts, but we don't know what else we can do. Help, Please!!