Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BJ sporting a pink cast

BarbaraJean had a checkup with the Vet this afternoon, now BJ is sporting a pink cast, not because anything is broken, but to keep the leg straight. At present, the leg is just a dangling appendage. Hopefully, in 4 to 6 weeks, she'll be using it again.
The Vet took tweezers and pinched the toes on the good paw, BJ reacted. The tweezers on the toes of the bad leg, no reaction. I sorta took that as bad news, but the Vet is hopeful.
Jack and BarbaraJean are our livestock-guardian dogs. As you know, from birth, Jack has been blind in one eye.  If the feeling doesn't come back in BarbaraJean's leg, it will have to be removed. We could make up some tall tales about our pair of LGD's, as in, one only has one eye, and the other only has three legs.
pics from some of the other critters


Mary Ann said...

I love the pink cast! So glad to know BJ is doing better! I'll cross my fingers that she keeps her leg.

Dot said...

Thanks so much for the updates. It is so good to see her looking bright eyed & bushy tailed! Enjoyed seeing the others too. Dear, sweet Sweet Pea is as pretty as ever.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad that she is doing a bit better. I will keep my fingers crossed on the other paw. Maybe it's just nerve damage and needs time to heal..

Tammy said...

So glad she is alive and on the mend. It didn't look good when you first posted the news. Even with one three legged and one one eyed, I bet they make an awesome pair!

Foothills Poultry said...

I just went back and read all the updates on BJ. She really looked horrible those first few days. The new pic is great. I hope she continues to recover to a FULL recovery.