Nothing like walking into a crate room and seeing a starving dog asleep with their eyes rolled back in their head to get the heart racing. But after talking to her for a second she woke up and thumped her little rope tail against the bottom of the crate. She was ready to get our of that crate and have another stroll around the clinic. I had to trail after her with a leash because she was out the crate room door and ready to see what was new.
We walked to the lobby and I sat with her and chatted with the staff. They all petted her and told her how beautiful she is. She checked out the lobby and behind the counter (fat vet cat got a good sniff) and basically made herself at home. After about 20 minutes she started shivering a little so I put her back in her crate. That she was not amused by. She wanted to keep roaming around, a good sign for sure!
Dr. Kolar was out on a call but Lynn (awesome employee at Dr. Kolar's) gave me the update on her condition. She was given her vaccinations today. They drew blood today and sent it out for tests to be run. We will have her blood work results by Thursday. Paws and fingers crossed that it comes back ok.
Her bandage was removed and Dr. Kolar said that her tissue around the open wound is showing signs of regeneration and blood circulation to the foot and leg have increased. He applied some some 'magic spray' (silverlon I believe is the name) and wrapped it in a fresh bandage. Her leg now looks like a candy cane, red bandage with white tape wrapped around in a swirl like pattern.
|Not the best picture, she was moving around too much|
As I was leaving, they were about to feed her her fourth bowl of dry dog food for the day. Remember, at that time yesterday, she was just about to get her third bowl of food. Obviously she is becoming a fan of this whole eating thing.
|Behind the counter with Lynn|
All in all it was a great Sweetheart day. She is slowly progressing and getting stronger. She is getting more stubborn which means she is getting stronger. Stubborn is good, it means she has a zest for life and is actively engaged in what she does and does not want done to her. :)
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