Les took Sweetheart to Dr. Kolar's for a bandage change and to be weighed. She tipped the scales at a whopping (well whopping for her) 46.2 pounds!!! If you don't remember, she weighed 41.8 pounds Friday Sept 10th. She has gained 4.4 pounds in just five and a half days. She weighed 31.4 pounds on 08/13 when we rescued her. She has now gained back one half of her body weight! To me, this is just phenomenal. To have seen her in that shelter and seeing her today, you would really, honestly, never be able to believe it is the same girl. I watch her in the house and in the back yard and I keep thinking to myself "she is really starting to look like a greyhound". She even has muscle in her back legs, more so on the right since she favors that one. But she is also gaining muscle all over, chest, legs, shoulders, back, etc. It is truly remarkable and I am so very very lucky to have been able to help her.
As for her leg, this is continuing to heal quite well. Dr. Kolar said that the leg is close to being able to have the bandage taken off full time. However, if we were to take it off for good now, she would have to wear a halo to keep her from licking it. I don't want her to have to wear a halo so I am going to opt for that bandage for as long as Dr. Kolar allows. I don't want her stressing about trying to clean the leg and being frustrated by the halo and banging it against everything and everyone. The bandage is working well and she is able to get around fine with it so that is what we will stay with.
Les is working on a few videos for your enjoyment. He got some good footage of her being adorable playing with her squishy softball on the back porch. She is funny though, if it rolls onto the grass play time is over, she is not fetching it after it leaves the concrete! Silly girl. Smart girl though, why put forth the effort if she has us trained to bring it back to her.
Thanks for being loyal Sweetheart fans. I am so excited to be able to report this wonderful weight gain and continued leg healing.