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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Foot

Tonight we went out for a while, and when we got back home, Maggie had pulled at her bandages and they were hanging half off her foot.  I took off her bandages and was very impressed with how much better her foot looks.  Actually, the first thing that I noticed was the smell - there was none.  When I did her bandage changes when she had her splint on, her foot stunk enough to make me gag. 

 Her foot is looking so good now, but her nails really need to be trimmed.

Here is a comparison of the broken foot with the good foot.  Her broken foot still looks so tiny and squished up.

This side of her foot looks great.  This is the toe that was broken.

A close-up of the worst of the pressure sores.  This is where her dew claw would have been before she had it removed as a newborn pup.  The pressure sore in this spot was so bad that it need to have stitches put in it.  It looks great now, just a little red.  If you look closely, you will see red patches under all the white fur.  This entire side of her foot was covered with sores at some point.

If you look at the large middle pad of Maggie's foot, you will see a small, dark circle with a pinkish center.   At one point, Maggie had a very bad sore here too.  It had a large indentation and was completely pink.  You can barely notice it now.  There were pressure sores in-between all of her pads (where the dark brown fur is) but they are totally healed now.

Without the bandages on, Maggie is walking with just the slightest limp - you can barely notice it.  I was worried that she would be left with a permanent limp, but the more she is using her foot, the less she is limping.  Only one more week and the bandages can come off for good.

Poor Maggie, I can only imagine how sore her foot was through all of this. Depite being in pain,  she was always good about having her splint changed and would run into the vet office every time we went, very excited to see everyone.


  1. fingers and paws crossed here for you Maggie!

    what a trooper.

  2. what a good girl Maggie, hang in there, it's almost over!

  3. Oh Maggie we are so happy to hear of your good progress!

    You will be running around playing in no time!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie and Lucie