Les took her to the vet to get her horrific smelling bandage changed. She has gained a pound and weighs 39 pounds. That eased my worries because I was afraid she wasn't going to gain weight like she did at the vet's office. Dr. Kolar is pleased with how much she is filling in and with the muscle mass she is gaining, especially in her right hind leg.
Below are pictures of her leg. You are being warned, they are graphic but in a good way because great progress has been made. The first two pictures are what her leg looked like when we very first put her on the exam table 08/13. The other pics are from this afternoon at about 3:30.
|Inside back leg, you can see where the roped twisted and burrowed|
into her flesh.
|Bright white bone and skin that was necrotic and had zero blood flow. You can|
also see how swollen her leg was. Her foot was the size of
my fist and her entire leg was twice as big as her other one.
|The dark red area is where her bone is still exposed but the tissue is filling in quite nicely.|
|All the blood is a great thing, it means healing is happening|
Look at the first picture, there was absolutely zero blood flow
on her leg anywhere.
We got the vet bill for her treatment. The bill was $750. Not bad for 15 days of care, lots of food, bandage changes, shots and all that TLC!!! You can't beat it. Again, a big THANK YOU to everyone at Dr. Kolar's clinic!
I will be going in Saturday for another bandage change and hope to see even more progress at that time!
Hope you all have a good evening and I hope my pics didn't spoil your dinners. :)