Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday - Sweetheart is coming home!

I talked to Dr. Kolar a few minutes ago.  Sweetheart's leg is slowly healing from the infection.  He has kept the bandage off of the leg since Tuesday and she has continued to do well with it off.  She licks it every now and then but still isn't being obsessive with it.  Dr. Kolar wants to wait a couple of weeks, at least, to spay her.  I am so relieved to hear that!

Dr. Kolar said she isn't putting a lot of weight on the leg right now but she does put it down, at times, when she is just standing.  He feels this is totally normal due to the infection and swelling that she had.  He also feels she may have some joint issues due to arthritis since that leg had so much trauma to it.  But, overall, she is doing well.

I am going to pick her up after work today.  She will be on another round of antibiotic pills while she is at home.  I will also doctor it with  furozone salve a couple of times a day.  Dr. Kolar wants me to keep an eye on her leg over the next few weeks and if it starts looking 'funky' to bring her in. 

I am thrilled the bandage is off for good.  I cannot even imagine how good that feels for her to finally be rid of that thing.  I will let you all know how she does once I get her home and settled tonight. 

Thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes during this week!  As always, I appreciate them very much.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  The weather in OK is going to be gorgeous this weekend and I am going to enjoy it.


  1. Did he wash her leg finally?

    So glad to hear she's coming home! Keep us updated!! AND pictures please!!

  2. That is fab news. Hope once she is home she goes from strength to strength.

  3. Glad she is coming home for the holidays!

  4. Sighs of relief all round I'd say. It will be so wonderful for Sweetie to be without the bandage.