I am sorry I have been so quiet this week. I am neglecting Sweetheart's fans! I wasn't sure how many of you were still following the blog since some of my recent posts haven't generated too many comments. I defnitely want to keep everyone updated about our little Sweetheart if everyone is still interested in following her story!
Sweetheart's leg still looks about the same *sigh*. The bandage is still off and she is still not fussing with the open wounds too much. She alernates from using three to four legs at various times. Her weight is holding steady. Her energy is phenomenal and she is definitely showing that she is a two year old at times (chewing a few things in the house, bothering the other greys, barking outside like a fool)!
Yesterday when I got home from work I brought her outside by herself. I brought some leather work gloves out with me and she went crazy for them. I wouldn't let her have them, instead I put them on and 'got her' with them. This made her act all goosy and she started running big circles around the yard. When she was running she would act like she was going to run into me and then she would turn really fast when she came to me, almost like she was trying to fake me out and make me think she was going to get me. It was so funny I just laughed and laughed. I ended up kneeling down and she finally finished her sprint and came over to me and leaned on me and let me love on her. It was is so fun to watch her run. She LOVES to run and she runs like a little foal, legs going every which way when she takes off!
So, all in all, Sweetheart is doing great. Her leg is just something that is going to take time. The skin that is there is pretty thin, which is just a part of the side effect of the deep wounds she suffered. Her skin being so new and thin makes it take longer to heal and any nick she may get in the new skin just takes that much longer to heal.
She finishes up her antibiotics tomorrow morning! She likes taking her medicine because it involves a piece of cheese. She can be in a dead sleep but as soon as she hears the rattle of the plastic covering the cheese, into the kitchen she bounces. If I am take too long in giving her the cheese she kind of talks to me and stomps around (making me giggle of course). She will miss her twice daily cheese sessions when the antibiotics are over. :)
I will try to get some pictures of Sweetheart this weekend. She isn't the easiest subject to capture on camera. Every time I try and take a pic of her she moves and ends up looking like a dork in them. :)
Today is Friday!! I am ready for the weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend. If there is anything you want to know about Sweetheart or about her recovery, let me know. I love all of your comments and questions.