Thank you all, for the kind words and support for Breeze. We had an interesting turn of events today. When I took the dressings off this morning to clean the cut and let it air out a bit, I noticed another laceration along her pad. It had been missed the day before. I caught it this morning because the wound had stopped bleeding, the swelling had gone down and it was clean. I waited until my regular vet opened and gave them a call.
"Hi Suzanne, how are you this morning?"
"I'm calling at 8:30 on a Monday, how do you think?"
"Can you be here at 9:45?"
Oh, they know us so well.
I've already invited them all to the the 4th of July family get together, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Dr McMillan said she needed to be stitched up. So, she had a spa day at the vet today: some drug therapy, a little sleep therapy, hair cut, toenail trim. The works. She did quite well, from all reports. I guess, she is getting so used to being in there, she doesn't freak out as much. She even let Dr. McMillan pet her for about 2 minutes as she hariy eye-balled the new vet.
The diagnosis (modified): The cut was down to the bone (not hard to do on a greyhound toe). The webbing was not split down the middle as originally thought. It was actually torn away from the toe, forming a lens-shaped wound along the interior side of the exterior "pinkie" toe. Like when you peel a sticky-back hook off a painted wall and the bit of paint peels away with it, leaving that bald spot. So he had to put in two rows of stitches. So she is doubly grounded for the next 2, possibly 3, weeks from all activity. Right now she is still coming down off the meds, so could care less; but give her a couple of days and she is going to be really annoyed.