I am taking all this as good news, but we are not out of the woods yet. Not by a long shot. Ramsey is going to have to stay in the hospital for at least 5-7 days (at $600 a day), until there is some granulation tissue covering the wound in his foot. There is some chance that they may have to go in again and remove more tissue, but we are all hoping that won't happen. This is going to be a looong recovery, but the prognosis is good so far.
The vet's greatest concern at the moment is that Ramsey will want to just give up because of the pain, it is making him very depressed. We are trying to think of ways to get him interested in life. I am going to visit him tomorrow morning and I am going to take some of his toys and some things with familiar scents on them. I have a little packet with some of Emma's hair and an old t-shirt of mine. I told the vet to make sure that Ramsey gets lots of attention and affection, which is what he thrives on. Donkeys are highly motivated by food as well and I am going to suggest that they give him a treat every time someone checks him. It is a terrible habit to teach him, but if it makes him perk up, it will be worth it.
I have had an amazing response from people offering donations. I am immensely grateful for the help and support. It also makes me squirm like a fish. I don't do hugs well either, but I am trying. I have added a PayPal button to the top right of the page, hopefully it works OK, I am new at this. I asked the vet if Cornell could accept donations directly, but he was not sure. It will have to wait until Monday when the business office opens.
Keep praying for us. Hopefully Ramsey will be King-of-the-Hill again soon.