It's still swollen, although not to the degree it was last week. Dr. Tolley thought it might take three to four weeks for that to resolve. The wound is completely closed, but it does have an ugly scab that looks like it might take a while to fall off. And this is one scab that I don't want to pick at.
By Sunday, more than half of the filling had subsided. The back of the leg is now clean and tight. The swelling is centered over the large scab. There is no more oozing and the scab is hard and thick. I brushed the wound throughly with a soft brush to remove any loose debris. There was no sensitivity at all.
I rode him on Sunday at a walk. He showed no sensitivity or tenderness. For so many months I waited for the wound to close. Now, I just need to wait for the scab to dry up and fall off. Dr. Tolley feels that the scarring should be minimal, but it will probably take the better part of a year to get to that point.
I'll keep you posted!