About a month after Diggity survived his bout with Parvo Virus, his mother, Lucky, ran into him at top speed and fractured his right hind leg. It was splinted at the nearest vet's office, but they put too small a splint on his leg and wrapped the bandage too high and tight on the inside of his leg that it cut off the circulation to his pecker. We saw that Diggity's little rocket was hanging out of its pocket too much and took him to another vet's office, where they tried to tuck it back in with some lubricant which worked long enough to get home from their office.
When I called the clinic back the next morning, they told me that they had no appointments available that day so to take him to an ER. Back Diggity went to the ER clinic that helped him survive Parvo. They re-splinted the leg with a longer splint and were careful to make sure the splint no longer affected his pocket rocket.
All went well with an appointment a week to get the splint re-wrapped to keep up with his growth until one morning, when I found Diggity trying madly to chew on the splint by his toes. It smelled terrible, and I quickly realized that the foot must have gotten infected inside the splint. Of course, it was a weekend, so back we went to the friendly ER that now knew Diggity very well.
Although the fracture was not yet healed, they decided to take the splint off and wrap the toes with ointment and gauze and put Diggity on a strong antibiotic. The instructions to us were to bring him in first thing the next day to our regular vet and have them decide whether to re-splint the leg for the remaining weeks. The next day Diggity was re-splinted at his regular vet's office, and we planned to bring him in every four days for re-wrapping until the splint could come off for good.
On March 3rd, x-rays were taken, the bone was declared healed, and the splint was removed. Now Diggity is working on building up his stiff little leg. Hopefully, he will have some better Luck now. Bernie joked that our dogs should be introduced as Lucky and her puppy Unlucky. But we like the name Diggity and don't wish to curse him any further.