Lily was in to the vet last Friday and we return again later this week. The shoelaces have been replaced with stitches and staples to repair some internal tissue and close the wound. There is a drain in her leg to allow it to seep. With the amount of muscle missing there was no hope of repair, that cavity will heal with scar tissue now. She will not have full potential of that leg but she’ll do just fine with what she does have.
The healing of the wound is moving in the right direction and we’re keeping infection at bay so far. She remains at the house with us for further recovery.
When I took her for a walk this afternoon she headed toward the sheep paddock and prepared to jump the fence. She’s not able to but in her mind she doesn’t know it yet.
With Lily off duty we’re trying to convince the other dogs that they can stay on pasture with Oakley, Whiskey and the flock. We think it’s Lily who drove them away before but are not sure if Whiskey was backing her up. We have the opportunity to try and find out now.
Ticks have begun to crawl about so from now on it will be a regular occurrence to check the dogs over. We will treat them with repellent product if the ticks prove too much to keep up with by hand.