Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Toe Surgery

Riley's toe ended up needing surgery. I really wish we had done it sooner. Oh well.  Our vet put a suture inside the toe. It basically pulls the toe in tight since the ligament that used to be there is torn and it makes the tissues angry so as to stimulate lots of scar tissue. Hopefully we'll get a tight, tough toe from it.
So Riley is to be leash walked only for the next 6 weeks and then we will rehab once again.  Hopefully this is the very last injury.

14 comments:

Todd said...

Sounds like what Dr Carmichael did for Everett way back. He did such a great job, Everett was able to go on and have a long and successful coursing career.

Taryn said...

Speedy and successful healing to Riley!

Hazel said...

Fleur and Power are jealous of the nifty stretch bandage!

Heal fast Riley!

Greyhounds Aren't Grey said...

We add our wishes for a speedy recovery Riley!

houndstooth said...

I hope Riley is feeling better soon!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Oh dear, 6 weeks of leash walking doesn't sound like much fun for Riley! Or you I expect. I hope this is her last injury for both your sakes.

Janette Ash said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Have Mom spoil you rotten Riley during your down time.

Lauren Miller said...
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Lauren Miller said...

I'm so sorry to read about Riley's toe! I hope she feels better soon!

Rory Whippet said...
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Rory Whippet said...

Hope that toe heals soon!
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Trina said...

I hope Riley is recovering and doing well!!

gyeong said...

Surgery and recovery isn't fun for anyone. Hopefully it passes by quickly with no further issues.

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