Maggie is back from her visit to the vet. He did more X-rays (which I was not expecting to have done). He said he saw a blurry spot on the X-ray which could mean she had a bone infection and said that she should go on a strong antibiotic and keep her splint on longer. He could tell I was not happy about that because I was fully expecting her splint to come off today. He looked at the X-rays for a long time and gave her toe a good examination. His final verdict was that she did not have a bone infection (no swelling or soreness) and that her splint could come off as long as I make sure she has limited activity for the next 2 weeks and then slowly get back to her regular routine.
Maggie still has light bandages on her foot to protect the sores and to remind her to take it easy. She really wants to lick at her foot, now that her toes are exposed, so she got sent home with a cone for her head. Needless to say, Maggie is not too thrilled about the whole cone head thing.
Here is Maggie's foot. We can finally see her toes again. The pads of her foot are very soft, just like when she was a puppy. The fur on the bottom of her feet is usually white, but it has turned a brown color because it was trapped inside an airless splint for so long.