Since it has been two weeks, and everything seems to have grown back together, it was time to take the stitches out. I had noticed on Monday that they were starting to pull at the skin, doing more harm than good at that point, so I twiddled my thumbs the past two days just waiting to be able to take out the stitches.
Photo Timeline To-date
|Canon Bone Injury - Day 1|
|Canon Bone Injury - Week 1|
|Canon Bone Injury - Week 2|
|Canon Bone Injury, stitches removed - Week 2|
Now that the stitches are out, I no longer have to apply ointment to the wound, as according to my vet, it is better for it to heal dry under the bandage now. Otherwise the bandage is the same. Telfa pad (non-stick pad), cotton sheet, vet wrap, and then secure top and bottom of vet wrap with elastic adhesive tape. I am a pro at this now! So he gets his bandage for another few days, then I will begin to transition his body to no bandage with the use of standing wraps.
Although the stitches are out and the cut on his canon bone is mostly healed, Gentry still has one more week of stall rest to let that tendon finish healing up.
Happy trails and swooshing tails!