Thursday 8 November 2012

Ernie Update!

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!


  1. Great news about Ernie, Frank. We hope the cone of shame comes off really soon and everything gets back to normal. Sending love and healing paw to Ernie. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I am so glad that YOUR Ernie is recovering so well.

  3. I'm glad Ernie's doing well! That's a pretty pawsome picture. I've never seen a look at MY insides.

  4. Oh so very glad that Ernie is doing well and the cone will be gone soon.

  5. Ernie could now be like Ironman with that metal in his leg....superhero!!! I am so glad Ernie is on his way to mending just great!!
    Stella Rose

  6. Glad to hear Ernie is doing well - bet he can't wait for the cone to be gone! woofs and licks from Magic xx

  7. So so glad he is doing better! We wish him continued success on healing!

  8. That is great news on Ernie,Frank. We hope he will continue to do well and shed that cone soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Wow, it's like Ernie is the Bionic Dog...or the Ernie-ator! Hope he continues to heel good and can lose the cone of shame!

  10. Sounds good Ernie. No more bling!
    Benny & Lily

  11. Wow, Frank. That is some serious medicine.
    Love Noodles

  12. I am so glad Ernie is doing ok now. That is a cool picture of his insides. I hope it is all healed up very soon.

    Loveys Sasha

  13. Happy to hear the good news about Ernie!