only just seen this Mark – hope she’s better soon! :-* :-* to the girlie.
my grandparents dog had this really badly – he went in for his op came back out and overnight even with his lampshade on managed to rip the bandage off, pull out each and every stitch and licked it till it bled. He was a bugger with it and over the following weeks cost them over 2000 pounds worth in vet bills. Thankfully they had insurence!