Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Looking Good!

Dr. Salloom of Mountain View Veterinary Hospital called yesterday to let me know that Dr. Everett, Rufus' surgeon, had reviewed the x-rays taken last Friday. He says they look good, but he wants Rufus confined for at least another month, with the soft bandage on his leg. Nothing unexpected, and quite honestly, I'm happy to keep this big happy bouncy (!!!) puppy confined for six months if it means his leg will heal better. Of course, confinement in practice is much different from confinement in theory, so we shall see. In the meantime, I'm challenged just to keep up with Rufie when he goes out on potty patrol - this critter moves fast, even WITH a recently-broken leg!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet the Author (or at least one of them!)

How cool is this? My co-author, Peg Krzyzewski, will be at the Kalmbach booth Saturday, June 12, at 3 p.m., at the 2010 Bead & Button Show. It's possible that our book, Making Mixed Media Art Charms & Jewelry, might be available, so if you stop by, do be sure to have Peg sign your copy. I'm very excited for her, and wish I could be there with her to celebrate all things charming! You GO Girl, and show everyone just how wonderful mixed media art charms are!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Free at last! (from the cast...)

Rufus in his red cast, tagged with love 
Rufus got his cast off today for his follow-up x-rays, and Dr. Salloom says the x-rays look great and that Rufus' leg is healing well. We are waiting for Rufie's surgeon, Dr. Everett, to review the x-rays as well, and give Rufie a clean bill of health. Hopefully we'll hear something around the middle of next week.

A detail shot of Rufie's last cast...

Rufus is still battling the inevitable cast infections, but he's on antibiotics and out of the cast, so we're hoping those naughty spots heal faster.

Rufus, rocking the new blue soft bandage

I asked Dr. Salloom if she would be able to spot an infection in the bone on the x-ray, and she said yes...so this is very good news indeed! That's been our biggest worry, that the cast infections would wander toward the bone and metal, and cause more problems for this giant puppy. We are thankful that Rufus is healing well, and we are very grateful for all of the love and concern you've shared with us.