|Monte spending Friday evening passed out on a|
slowly deflating airbed!
I picked up Sweetheart from Dr. Kolar's yesterday. She was literally hopping up and down in the lobby and pawing the front door. I think she might have lost a pound or two but that is normal what with being at the vet's office for five days and fighting infection, etc. She will gain that back in a day or two knowing her.
When I asked Lynn how much we owed (Sweetheart was there since Monday mind you), she went into the back and asked Dr. Kolar. She came back up front and told me he wasn't going to charge us. WOW! Another BIG thank you to Dr. Kolar and staff for the care they provided this go round and for not charging us.
Sweetheart was happy to be home. She ran around the back yard with Cleo and came in and ate really well. She took her anitbiotic like a trooper (wrapped in cheese so I guess I shouldn't be surprised she liked it). She then proceeded to pass out on the air bed with me while I was reading.
Her leg looks good. Well, good to me that is. It is all dried up, no weeping wounds at all! Now that the bandage is off and her leg is cleaned (yes, they cleaned all that gunk off of it) you can really see how much damage was done. Her leg is indented fairly obviously where the rope and chain wore it down to the bone. Even though it is odd looking, I am so very thankful that she has this leg. I never thought she would be this far along in the healing process. She is an amazing dog.
Dr. Kolar will not spay her for a few weeks. I will keep an eye on her and the leg to make sure it is healing like it is supposed to. Her leg has grown hair back on it, you can see that in the pictures I took. Yes, her toenails are super long but he will most likely cut those when she is under anesthesia during the spay. I am not touching that foot while her leg is still healing. I would hate to cause more damage just for a toenail clipping.
Below are pictures that I took last night: