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Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally - A Little Good News


Maggie went back to the vet for another set of X-rays today.  Finally - there is some improvement.  Both ends of the fracture have nice callouses on them and the bone actually looks like it is all one piece now, instead of two.  I was very excited when the picture came up on the screen and I couldn't see the gapping fracture anymore. I had butterflies in my stomach all day worrying about what the X-rays would show. Maggie is still at the vet's office right now.  The vet was finishing up in surgery when we were there and he wants to spend some time modifying Maggie's splint before he wraps her foot up again.  She will still need to keep a splint on for a couple more weeks just as a precaution, and the modifications should help reduce the awful pressure sores that she was getting from the other splint.  I can handle two more weeks now that I can finally see a good outcome to all of this.

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Maggie is home now and she is very happy.  She still has the splint, but it is light and airy and her toes are sticking out of the end.  Hopefully her pressure sores totally go away now that her foot is getting a bit more air circulation and her splint is not heavy and tight.  Just two more weeks and she can slowly start getting back to her normal schedule.  It will take a few weeks of conditioning before she is ready to go back to agility full force, but she should be back!!!


7 comments:

  1. HIP HIP hooray, i was thinking of you today!

    good thoughts your way - maybe more REIKI too!!!!

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  2. WooHoo!! We are so happy for you. Just wondering, did you use any supplements? Diana

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  3. Hi Diana,
    My dogs are fed a raw diet, so I tried to feed more red meats to increase Maggie's protein intake which is important in bone repair. I also added vitamin C and E for extra anti-oxidents and I increased her vitamin Bs over the last few weeks. That's about it.

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  4. That's great news! We hope that the splint will be taken off totally soon!

    Butt sniffs,
    Solid Gold Dancer

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  5. oh yippee!!!
    see ya soon Maggie!!!

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  6. Right on! Good to hear that Maggie is on the mend! She will be raring to go, I am sure, on the agility and rally circuits again! I congratulate you both on your patience and perseverance and Bosley on his unflagging assistance.
    Rick

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  7. Yippee for Maggie! She'll be racing around that agility field in no time.

    Did you get my e-mail about the freezer?

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