Luna had not been too great for the past two days. She still has diarrhea (normal after giving birth, but it's been a week) but now there is/was also blood mixed in it. She hardly wanted to eat anything. Nothing more than a few pieces of chicken a day. She was very stressed and restless. Pacing around, slapping her broken front leg around, howling like there was no tomorrow and focussing less on her puppies. The last time we changed her bandage we could see the bone again. This made us worry even more. Feeling a bit desperate even. It's impossible to stop her from moving around completely, especially now. But it seemed that everytime she did move around, the bone would come out again. She also just didn't look right out of her eyes, like she had given up a bit. All together, this got us very, very worried. Unfortunately it was Sunday and all veterinary clinics were closed. In the evening a vet student came over to give her some vitamins and something against the diarrhea. But for a complete check up we had to wait till the next day.
So today the vet came. The same vet that has operated on her broken leg before and knows Luna's history. We changed the bandage on Luna's broken leg together. She was also worried something went wrong with the operation and the bone kept sticking out. But that turned out not to be the case. The bone that we saw, was a piece of the bone that completely broke off. A centimeter long maybe. That piece was now stuck to the bandage, and the wound actually looked really well! So even with everything that happened the past week, with her moving around so much and even slapping the leg at times, it still healed more again. That piece of bone was also part of the reason why the wound healed a bit slow. If everything goes alright, the wound should be healed in about a week. When it's all healed and dry, she can finally get a cask around her leg which will help heal her broken leg.
The vet also gave Luna additional vitamins and other medication that will hopefully stop the bloody diarrhea. It's a good chance that she doesn't eat because of the diarrhea so that would be solved then too. It should be better in 1 or 2 days. If not, it might be a virus and she would need antibiotics. That wouldn't be ideal in her situation, so we hope for the best.
After checking Luna, the vet went on to the puppies. We are very happy that all three seem healthy. However, she did notice that Lucky probably only has 1 eye. But as you know, what makes us different is what makes us special. And who knows, we might change his name to Pirate and then he'll just grow up to be one bad ass one eyed dog 😉.
Tonight Luna eat some dinner again! And she also craved affection again. We are hopeful these are both signs of her getting stronger and happier again. Thank you all for making this possible!! 🧡