Here is the latest report on Spirit.
First the vet watched her movement with the cast and he said and I quote "that is amazing!" She seemed inspiring to him.
Then, he took the cast off her foot, which was tricky because he had to use a power dremel to cut it off. We wound up putting her under gas and he still nicked one of her toes. The toes curled back some, but there was definite progress. However, given the challenges of taking a hard cast off, he decided to try different material. He took a thick piece of moldable foam to shape the bottom of her foot, then heavily wrapped it up. She is having major challenges adjusting as it is rather heavy and bulky, and not forced into flat position like the cast, but since she could manage to get up from laying position with her good foot and walk a few steps on grass, he decided to try this for 3 days (although she is restricted to indoor carpeting until next appt). As he put it, we will just have to keep trying different things until we can make it work. I replied, "where there is a will, there is a way." I told him he is my hero for at least being committed to trying until we find the way. He blushed. What a sweet man.
Next appointment is Thursday at 9am.