The middle leg also was healing but took a few days more to close.
This last leg was the deepest. Two days ago the swelling was mostly gone. It stoped all but some minor weeping. Now the size of the open wound has been reduced half.
This weekend Charlie rarely licked his paw to then rub it on his injury. He is still eating some individual blades of grass and leaves from the unknown bush. Both are the same foliage he eats whenever he is ill or hurt.
In one week the repair to his injury has been amazing. If the speed of his recovery continues. And I see no reason it shouldn't, another week, maybe two, will hopefully see closure to the injury at close to 100%.
I check it all the time and will take the latest photo today- I use the photos for comparison. He allows me to touch it to remove a hair, or pat it dry. It is no longer seeping any fluid. He is also laying on that side again.
Lately, what is very touching is his intentional movements while sleeping to get in physical contact with me. Usual he prefers to sleep on his own at the bottom of the bed. or in the upholstered chair, and even on the floor.
The last few nights I woke up to find his head pressed up to my leg or thigh. If I move away he ends ups soon after with his head butted up to me again.
As far as scaring...there may not be as much as I anticipated. This last portion is also deepest and is closest to his tear duct. That the healing is from the inside out, is amazing to watch. Since no stitches, I don't think a scar will be an issue.
Animals are heroes to me. Male or female, pet or farm, their reactions to physical and mental pain have been lessons I never imagined I would observe.
Raising and caring for farm animals such as horses, cows, goats, a gigantic pet pig, plus poultry of all types was an experience I am grateful for. But there were also two monkeys, the parrot, an alligator, in addition to the fish, frogs and turtles my son had... add all those to the numerous dogs and cats that lived with me... well, I think I've lived in my own zoo.
It's been amazing and wonderful and occassionally very painful. I wouldn't give up one second of any of it.
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