This sweet girl is on her way back to well! She has been the most patient patient—restraining herself from following Fletcher in a flying leap off the front deck and letting Milly have all the fun as the target of his wrestling practice.
We had a recheck with Annie yesterday and I can’t quite put into words the feeling that came over me as Annie’s voice conveyed her pure amazement (and keep in mind she’s a pro—this ain’t, as they say, her first rodeo) at Okra’s healing. Annie really didn’t expect Okra to survive the first night after the accident, let alone be walking around and wagging her tail two weeks later!
Okra—and our entire human/canine family—is beyond thankful for angel Annie! We told her so with a little Valentine.
Here’s a look at all wound healing from the last week. What has surprised me most is that although the red areas all look like raw meat, there is a tough sheath—new skin in the making—that has formed to protect all those open areas. Again, these photos may be tough for some eyes. And please note that I had to use a flash on the images taken at night and they make the wound look shiny or wet. The first and last of the images below are taken without a flash and give you a better representation.
We have another check up in one week. Hopefully the healing continues and Okra continues the return to her crazy puppy self (already making progress on that measurement).
Thanks so much to all of you for your concern, thoughts, and prayers!