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Katie is now half-way through her recuperation. The staples were taken out two weeks ago and the doctor seemed satisfied with the progress, but I still have to take it easy for the full eight weeks. They seemed a little disappointed that Katie had gotten a couple of staples out and the scar hadn’t grown together perfectly. In parts where the staples stayed put there’s just a little line, but other parts are still red even at 4 weeks. I would guess the scar is about 85% healed. She still licks it some. At least half the hair has grown back on her leg so she is at least all black again.
At eight weeks they will take x-rays and make sure the bone has grown back together and then we can start doing therapy by taking progressively longer walks.
Katie is doing pretty well. I haven’t been taking Clio for walks either so we are all suffering and getting stir crazy (and gaining weight in the case of me and Clio at least; Clio and I have gone to Stone Mountain with Susan and her dogs the last couple of weekends). Katie still doesn’t put much weight on the hurt leg, but doesn’t keep it raised off the ground either. She really wants to play but we can’t do anything physical.
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