Monday, May 18, 2009

The Splint

Sorry for the lapse in updates, me and Will were in FL for the weekend. We had to board the dogs for the first time, so we'll see how they did when I pick them up in a little while. I thought I'd finally post some pics of Bailey's splint. It looks relatively harmless in these photos, but don't let that fool you. This thing is capable of producing bruises the size of quarters as evidenced on my legs, and that bottom plastic part makes a very lovely tapping sound everywhere Bailey goes. Haha, let's just say we'll be very glad when she gets to have it removed.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bailey and her dang splint

LOL as rambunctious and crazy as Bailey was before she broke her toe, it's twice as bad with a humungo splint on her leg!!! She's constantly banging it against stuff, me, Hudson, kitties, the ground, her crate, etc. It's hard plastic so it's loud too!! She's NOT supposed to get it wet, but it's been raining for quite some time here, so it's extremely wet outside and the ground is saturated. We tape a plastic bag on her leg when she goes outside, but sometimes she runs so fast that it just slips right off! Yesterday I let her out for about 5 minutes and when I went to let her in and she was soaked from head to broken toe, including her cast! I could have wrung her neck! She's been pretty good about not chewing on it, she did once or twice, but when she's in her crate she has to wear the E-collar and that pretty much takes care of that problem. I did get some pics of the splint and I'll post those soon. All the little gal wants to do is play and her and Hudson play SO ROUGH! I let them play for a few minutes, but then I worry she's going to hurt her toe so I have to put her back in her crate. :( She's been in her crate alot more since she hurt her toe, but it's the only way to keep her activity level down. I'll be SO glad when that toe is healed so she can play again and go to the dog park.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Yet another vet visit for Bailey

On Saturday Bailey came inside with what appeared to be a painful, slightly swollen toe, and she was limping on it. We watched it all weekend and it didn't get better, so today I brought her back to the vet (again!) to have it looked at. An X-ray confirmed it was broken. *big sigh* She'll have to be sedated to have it set and splinted, and the splint will need to be on for 6 weeks. She just finished her course of antibiotics and was totally back to normal, so it's only logical that something else bad would have to happen right? I'm not bitter, I love the little hellion, but keeping an active 9 month old puppy subdued for 6 weeks is going to quite the challenge, that and the fact it has to be kept dry and I swear it rains everyday here, we're going to be weak and weary when this is all over LOL.

Her X-ray

See the break in the first toe?

It's pretty swollen :(