I talked to Dr. Kolar about 9:30 today. He said there are a few places on Sweetheart's leg that he feels are infected. She is running a fever. He gave her an injection of antibiotics and is going to put off spaying her for at least a few days. He is also going to leave the bandage off of her leg to allow air to get to it and hopefully accelerate the healing process. Dr. Kolar is going to try to keep from putting a halo collar on her but if she starts really bothering the leg it he will have to put one on.
I let Dr. Kolar know that we aren't in any hurry for the spay and that if it needs to be put off for a few weeks that is no problem. The important thing is making sure the infection goes away in that leg. I would hate to see her lose that leg after how much progress she has made on it. I doubt that will happen but I am not taking any chances. Plus, I do not want to spay her if she has an infection, I would worry it would further compromise her health.
I may see Sweetheart today. I am going to the OKC Animal Shelter in a little while to look at a dog that might be a greyhound. If it is, Fasthound will take possession of the dog and I will take it to Dr. Kolar's for boarding and vetting. If I do, I will visit my little peanut and see how she is doing. Poor little girl, I hate that she is hurting but she is in the best of care right now!
So, Sweetheart will remain at Dr. Kolar's for at least another few days. I am glad she is there and is able to have that bandage off. I imagine her leg feels a lot better without that thing on it!