Les came by my work with Sweetheart after taking her to Dr. Kolar's.
Sweetheart has lost a little less than a pound, so she is 52. something. We are going to start giving her canned food again, we had back off the canned food because she was a good weight and gaining just on dry food. We will start it back up since she is becoming WAY more active.
About a month or so ago Sweetheart lost a toenail on the outside toe of her good back foot. The toe is infected and swollen (I just noticed the swelling last night) and she has a .5 degree fever. Dr. Kolar gave her a big shot of penicillin today and we are to give her an antibiotic pill twice a day for fifteen days. The toe was a little swollen last night but is pretty rugged looking today. However, that hasn't stopped her from being a wild child on in this morning and she doesn't limp on it at all.
Her bandage change went fine. Her wound is about the size of a nickel and she has a small pressure sore on the other side of the leg. We think the pressure sore is from her bandage rubbing when she runs and also from the silt like dirt that is getting in there from her digging and playing. Dr. Kolar is not concerned about the pressure sore as it is small and not infected. We will start having her bandage changed every 4-5 days instead of every 7 to keep it fresh and clean. The bandage never got dirt in it until she started feeling better and digging and playing around Cleo when Cleo digs. I blame it all on Cleo. :)
So, all in all, Sweetheart is doing good. I am so thankful and relieved that she doesn't have anything seriously wrong with her. Antibiotics are a breeze to give her so it won't be a problem at all. She loved seeing all my friends at work and she was delighted when one of our claimant's children got down on her level and started playing with her.
Thanks for all of your concern. I know you all will be relieved to know all is fine with our girl.