I apologise to those of you who may have read a post this morning concerning Princess who may have had to have an amputation of her leg.
I removed the post shortly after receiving a call at home from the Orthopaedic Specialist who had looked at the x rays.
He was very much against amputation and recommended that we leave the leg uncovered and let it heal itself. She still has the other three bones to support the broken one and he thinks this is the best option.
I cannot for the life of me understand why she had to have splints on for 8 weeks if this is the way forward but I am not the expert.
This is what the leg looked like yesterday after coming out of the splint.
The toes are swollen and the inside of the 'knee' is raw.
The vet was angling for pinning the leg but reading up on this I did not fancy putting her through it and then maybe it going wrong as it appears it often does.
So thank goodness for the expert opinion.
Today she has cleaned it up a bit and is managing to walk a few steps. The heat isn't helping but I do feel that overall she is better than she was.
So, £700 later I am hoping that there will be no more visits to the vet.
We both feel drained today after not sleeping much last night going over and over what to do but a good nights sleep tonight and we'll be back on track tomorrow.
Meanwhile 'Bayleaf' the gardener is watering the 'Bijou' garden having a close eye kept on him by Miss Polly the overseer. lol
Really pleased with it this year, everything has been brilliant.