The vet in Ipswich was super cool and gave me images of Zeus' X-Rays at my request. Since Zeus's leg was repaired with a plate, he doesn't need a cast or even a splint anymore. He has wound dressing on his leg, of course, but no external support. So here for your viewing approval are images of Zeus' fracture and repair!
Zeus is doing well. I picked him up this morning, and he is on strict crate rest for at least four weeks. He can only be let out if he's taking a potty break (on leash, only in the back yard) or if he's going to be in our laps for a bit (and he's gotten plenty of that today!)
The problem with Zeus is that even though he's sore and a bit off, he's still Zeus. As soon as I saw him in the vet's arms today, he practically jumped right out of his arms and ran to me. My husband says he doesn't think Zeus has learned anything from the event, and he may be right. I fully expect him to be digging up trouble as soon as he's able.
Unfortunately for Zeus his break comes right as we're having a patch of great weather! And for the next few weeks, I have to keep a very high strung dog as still as possible and keep a very active 17 month old from messing with the dog while he heals. Sounds easy right? Sheesh.
Welcome home, Zeus! At least while you're on crate rest, I don't have to worry about you digging in the trash or eating dirty diapers or scouring my bag for Caleb's snacks! Take it easy bud, and feel better soon!