The hole was cause by the extreme swelling from the Lymphangitis... the fluid literally burst out of his skin. The hole was a bit larger than a quarter. As for the tendon damage, the vet assumes it was due to ill fitting hind boots, as well as the extreme swelling. I am getting copies of my digital xrays tomorrow from the vet, and will post them so ya'll can see the cannon bone after all this mess. I had both xrays, and sonograms done of the leg just to make sure there wasn't anything floating around in there!
Will he be near normal when all is done?
Poor thing, and poor you! I can't imagine how trying that must have been/is to deal with!