UPDATE: Nov 15th
Mel continues to do well. She had her stitches removes this past Tuesday and got the approval to come off the injured list. She she and our other dog are back playing and for the most part enjoying each others company! She weighed in at 19.2lbs, so almost 5 lb gain in just under a months time. She hates sleeping in her crate and a few times I have let her sleep with me, and she just snuggles right in and is set for the night!!
Back to the vet on Sat morning to get her blood work and SNAP test done. Even if she is negative, going to do another week of doxy (so ttl of 4 weeks)