Sunday, June 5, 2011


How many of you remember the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray? The one where the day just repeats itself over and over. We, at the Cult of the Greyhound household, have experienced a severe case of déjà vu this morning. The alarm clock hit 6:00 AM. Again.

Willow broke her toe during playdate.

Didn't we just do this 3 months ago?

Willow was running with the pack but there were no other dogs near her when it happened. Based on the photos, I think she tried to cut away from another dog she was quickly coming up on and caught her toe/foot in the grass. Crack.

I (and another Mom) heard it break. Lovely sound, that.

She pulled up and began the limping journey to me with that look – Mom, I hurt and you need to fix it.

I quickly headed over, took one look at it and knew it was broken. It looked pretty similar to Dru’s toe when she broke hers.

The outside toe on her right foot. Twisted off at an impossible angle.

My vet is closed on the weekend so we went to the emergency vet. They wanted to put the foot in a hard splint. I asked that they put it in a soft cast similar to Dru’s treatment because it worked out so well - slowly, but well - and she is running around with no favoring of the foot. They did as I asked, but didn’t wrap it to the extent my vet did with Dru's foot. When he is done wrapping it up, it resembles a club and could be used as a weapon. So I will be taking her in this week to my vet to have the bandage redone, Dr. McMillan style. The emergency vet also recommended we see him as they were not comfortable just wrapping it in a soft bandage. (I know now that is because they don't do it like my vet.)

Willow's passed out now. The victim of 100 mg of Tramadol. She’s going to be really annoyed when she realizes she is now on the injured reserve list for 3 months.

X-ray of the broken toe. It is the upper toe (like our pinkie finger), 3rd bone from the end. (below the "o" and "u" in the copyright text.) The break is the dark "X" pattern.

Sleeping the Tramadol sleep.


Angela said...

Oh no! Poor Willow and poor you! Don't you hate that :(, fun and games one minute, injured the next. I think I hold my breath the whole time my guys are running around.

houndstooth said...

Oh Willow, no! I am so sorry for both of you! At least Blue and Dru had the cool months to recuperate. You poor baby!

House of Carnivores said...

Ouch ouch ouch ouch! Poor Willow!

Berts Blog said...

Eeewww. Ouch My foot hurts just thinking of that x-ray.

Time out for another six weeks.

Rest and enjoy the air conditioning.


Winnie said...

That's really bad luck. So sad when fun turns to pain.

Hope Willow feels better soon

Love and licks, Winnie

jcp said...

Heal up soon Willow! Sorry about the toe. That is truly unfortunate. You'll be back it in no time.

What Remains Now said...

Poor Willow! I dread the day one of my kids gets they're first broken toe! I'm such a wimp, but you do what you have to do.

Sue said...

Poor Willow. Hope it heals up as well as Dru's did. Sure looks like a nasty break.

Song and I are sending Willow big hugs (((Willow))) and of course some mroe for you, Dru and Breeze.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

The x-ray looks so bad. Poor Willow. I hope she makes a full recovery but all that down time:( Perhaps she won't mind not being able to run in the hot weather?

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Hope your toe is feeling a little better today Willow. Drugs....I say.....use the drugs....

Helene said...

Owww!!! sorry Willow!!!