Okay here we go -- an attempt at answering the Santo questions we've gotten:
1. He's between 6 and 8 months and just shy of 30 lbs, so he'll stay a pocket pittie!
2. No, we don't know how he injured his leg. He showed up at @nycacc not using the leg (completely dragging it) so they put it in a cast at the shelter until he could be rescued.
3. The bone that was broken in his leg was the humerus (part of the elbow). Apparently this is not an uncommon injury in puppies because it can break when they jump off of something and land hard.
4. The surgery was to put a metal plate on the inside of his elbow to put it back together.
5. No, he does not have a cast and yes, this is the standard recovery protocol for this injury. In order for the joint to heal it actually needs to have mobility and be used gently.
6. Yes, he can walk as much as he's able to during his recovery (not much yet - he's still dragging the leg for the most part) but he can't run, jump or play. We've been carrying him up and down all stairs.
7. This first week or two he is essentially on crate rest for the beginning of the healing period. Yes, it sucks.
8. Yes, he really, really, really wants to play with our dogs. Beau is great at ignoring him but Mama Julep can't say no to an invitation. Because of this, so far he can't really be around our dogs unless he's crated in a room with them.
9.Yes, he hates the cone. No, he won't have to wear it for his entire recovery. It should come off in a couple of weeks once his incisions (on the inside of his leg) have healed -- it will go back on once he is neutered though, of course.
10. He loves everyone. We love him. #SantoStrong