Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Broken Leg

Vinson's Camouflage Cast with a sock to keep it dry
It's been quite a challenging day. Vinson's vet appointment showed that he did indeed break his hind leg in his tumble, and now he's in a wrapped splint from toe to hip. His leg is completely immobilized although he is managing to get around very slowly. He is super tired but is not whining and is still managing to eat, drink and eliminate, albeit with some modifications to his normal position.

So, the adventure continues with this new wild card. Vinson will now be going to the vet once per week for the next 6 to 8 weeks for checkups, and as he grows, he will need his splint size increased to match the length of his leg.

With all of this going on, Sarah and I still needed to make it to a family wake today, and Vinson received wonderful care from Kathy at The Seeing Eye. He was even enjoying the company of a shepherd pup when I picked him up this evening. We have to travel again tomorrow for a funeral, and Vinson will again be spending the day in great hands at The Seeing Eye.

Rest and limited movement are now key to proper healing, so we'll now be very attentive to keeping Vinson comfortable and safe.

With all of that said, he still likes to give kisses and is handling the problem like a champ. His splint wrapping is blue camouflage. I have a feeling he'll be getting even more love and attention from all who meet him now. Photos and videos to come soon.

Just goes to show you never know what might happen, but you have to be prepared to deal with the situation and continue on, and that's just what we're all doing. With a little extra love and care, this will soon be behind him and he'll be back to hopping, jumping and running like a little puppy should.


  1. get well soon vision from sue and alice puppy raisers and omega a four month golden reteriver seeing eye puppy
    best of luck ryan and sarah

  2. so glad my shep got to make friends with another leg impaired pup :)