Well I'm alive haha, and so is Robbie. :)
SO sorry about disappearing off the face of the earth - Robbie's injury has become rather complicated, school is killing me and finals are coming up. I've had like little to no time to do anything but take care of Robbie, study or work haha.
But I have TONS of updates for you all. I want to thank everybody again for the kind thoughts and encouragement through all of this, when I was at my weakest you guys were there for me and I love you all. :)
Alrightyyy...where to start? Robbie got surgery on his leg at the beginning of November and everything went great. They cleaned out his leg, put some good antibiotics in it and casted him up. He came out of general anesthetic pretty good...did a couple of somersaults and faceplants (which resulted in a gash above his eye haha) but made it up and standing okay! He slowly got used to walking in the cast and after a couple days at the vets, he was a pro. :) He knew when to pick it up, how to turn, how to lay down and get up. The vets couldn't be happier. :) Also, there was a high risk of infection the first couple days after casting but he showed no sign of discomfort or anything that indicated infection which is awesomeee. Here's a pic of his lovely cast:
Says "OUCH" haha
So he stayed in that cast for the past 3 weeks, brought him home and he was doing fabulous. :) SUPER grumpy he was in a stall 24/7 but his leg was holding up well (along with the 3 other good ones haha). Brought him back to the vets last week to take off the cast and put on another one - also to see what was going on inside the cast and what healing has been made.
His leg is SLOWLY healing. Ugh. The joint is still exposed to the world as the hole through his leg hasn't healed over. :( The vets were hoping he would be further along then that but are saying that it's okay and he may just be a slow healer. So another full blown cast was put on - he got knocked out again and recovered this time with no eye injuries haha - and he gets to keep that on for 6 weeks. Here's a pic of his "Xmas cast" haha:
After this cast he has on now we will hopefully get a more temporary cast next time if the healing speeds up. He no longer has an extensor tendon so they are just really worried about his knuckling over if all of the tissue and muscles aren't properly formed/strong enough yet - hence the millions of casts he'll be getting.
Not quite sure what is going to happen with this, but I'm trying to stay positive and Robbie is fighting strong every day. :)