I've searched the forum and haven't found an answer to this specific question, sorry if I missed it. I used the video posted all over BYC to guide me through a BF surgery on my lav orp. She did well, I got the bumble, the waxy seed inside, and squeezed quite a lot of creamy pus out of the wound. Everything was extremely sterile - iodine, alcohol, bleach etc - pre-soaked foot in epsom salts. Took every precaution. The hardness seemed to be gone and the top of foot swelling collapsed. Kept her in a kennel in the house, clean shavings, very sterile. 24 hours later I unwrapped her foot and the swelling was back on the top of the foot. It didn't seem overly red, and she was forming a scab, but my question is... Does the return of the swelling on TOP of the foot indicate I missed something, or is it just a natural reaction to having your foot cut open, mauled and squeezed? Appreciate hearing about anyone else's experience post surgery. Thanks!