The pictures below were taken on the way to the vet's office. Monte's big head is in the back since we were taking three of our dogs to be boarded. Jennifer, enjoy the large, adorable fawn dog with the one ear straight up. :)
The bandage change went great today. It almost took my breath away and not because of the smell. :) When he unwrapped the old bandage I COULD NOT believe how good that leg looked. It really looks like a normal dog leg and not something that went through the meat grinder. The spots have filled in so nicely and I think within a few more weeks they will be totally covered with new skin growth. Of course there is no bone showing, there wasn't last week, but it just seems like the tissue growth is just phenomenal. When I think of what that leg looked like just 5 weeks ago compared to what it does now, it just takes my breath away. Stunning is the best way to describe it.
The pictures below are from today's bandage change. They are still a bit gory but by now you are used to it (hopefully). To you folks new to the blog, these pictures are really really great even though they might seem a little stomach turning.
By the way, the stuff he uses to wrap her leg under the gauze and vet wrap is called Silverlon. It is amazing stuff. It contains silver which keeps any infection from setting up. Don't ask me how it is works but it is good stuff. They use it on humans for burn care and wound care as well. However, it is expensive. The size he uses on her leg costs $100. Luckily, he can rinse it and use it a total of three times before he has to start with a new length of it. It is worth it's weight in silver because without it, I think her leg would not have been able to be saved.
|I just cannot believe how this leg has healed. You can see|
the patterns of the chain and rope now that the leg is almost