Ernie’s Mum and Dad went to the vets to have Ernie's staples removed.
The Vet seemed very pleased with Ernie’s progress and was glad to see him walking well on it. They go back on 2nd January for the x-rays. One of the staples caused a small bleed which indicated that the wound wasn't 100% healed but the Vet said that it would be ok in 5 days and then the lampshade can come off (finally!)
Photos are of Ernie's x-rays, the marks you can see running down the left hand side of the x-ray are Ernie's staples (he had 15 staples and internal stitches which will dissolve in time- can’t see stitches on x-ray).
You can see the cut in the bone and the metal plate holding the bone together – Sam didn’t have chance to take a sneaky pic of the xray showing the screws!
I will continue to give you updates on Ernie but for now he is doing fine!