|Barked: Sun Jan 6, '13 8:14pm PST |
| Fritz was missing when I got home from work Thursday. I thought he was missing; he was hiding and come out when he saw me looking around the yard for him.
He was covered with sand and water, smelled bad, and had a huge gash in his left front leg. There was a broken riser/faucet near the fence and the pipe was broken in the ground.
Our vet gave him a pain shot and cleaned him up as much as possible. He used a general anesthetic to work on his leg. Fritz had cut a blood vessel, a small one, and partially cut a tendon. He was on IV for most of the day and had a shot of morphine.
Our vet said he will get better eventually, but it is going to be hard to get his leg healed because of the lack of loose skin on the leg, his gash may open up and have to be treated as an open wound.
It is also very painful. He is taking rimidol and tramadol.
My best guess about how he got hurt would be that he was playing and got his leg through the fence, struggled, broke the faucet and the water pipe, and then panicked when he found himself caught in the fence in the middle of a water spout from the broken pipe. I guess he tore his leg up getting it out of the fence in a panic.
I am looking into replacing our fencing with welded wire and hoping that Fritz will feel better soon.
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