Sweetheart went to the vet's office today for a bandage change. We weighed her first thing and she weighs 41.4 pounds. When we rescued her from the shelter Friday August 13th, she weight 31.4 pounds. She has gained exactly 10 pounds in three weeks!!!. That is pretty amazing, especially when you think her energy is being spent healing her leg. The weight she is gaining is most noticeable on her ribs, neck and hind end. She now has muscle where before she only had bone.
The bandage change went well. Well, not according to Sweetheart. She was NOT happy about being held down on the table while Dr. Kolar worked on her. Dr. Kendi said she was the perfect patient before I took her home. Now they seem to think she is spoiled or something and because of this Sweetheart isn't wanting to cooperate. Of course, I will deny that she is spoiled to the end. I mean, I have only had her a week, how spoiled could she be. :) The leg looks fabulous. Today was the first time I had seen her leg unwrapped since we brought her in the 13th. There is just a pinhole size of bone showing and that is surrounding by healthy tissue. I would imagine by her next bandage change in the middle of the week that pinhole should be completely filled in.
I cannot wait for the leg to be completely healed. I am ready for her to be able to walk around without a bandage and for her to be able to feel clean. I am also ready for her to have a bath so she can really food nice and clean. But, for now, the bandage stays and the healing continues (which is a great thing). Below are the pictures from the vet today.
I will try and get pretty Sweetheart pictures today or tomorrow that I will post the blog. When she got home we fed her a can of puppy food and she had some treats. Sweetheart is sleeping right now, the vet visit wore her out. She will have a couple of visitors tomorrow morning and that should make her happy.
Hope you all have a nice day. The weather here is gorgeous.