Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Puppy Update

I just got back from the vet's. After they got her more stabilized and doped up with pain medicine they were able to do more x-rays. It turns out that her pelvis is broken in two places. They think it can be repaired, but they wanted to show me the x-rays and make sure that I wanted to spend that much money. Well, I never thought I'd want to spend a lot of money on a pet like this, but I don't really care how much it is. I just want them to fix her up if they can. They said the surgery would be around $600, but I think it's worth it to have her back. Her internal organs seem to be fine, so it's just her bones that are damaged. She looks so sad, and I could tell she was in pain. They will probably do the surgery on Friday. She needs a couple more days to get stronger before having a major surgery like that. Poor little thing. I feel so bad for her.

6 comments:

mr_g said...

I hope all goes well. People often make light of it when it's a pet, but to some of us, they are not like family, they are part of the family. Thoughts are with you and the pup!

Rae Ann said...

mr g, thanks. She looked so pitiful yesterday because they have her very medicated but she's still in pain. I felt so much worse after seeing her that way. But she did recognize me and seemed glad to see me.

Kat said...

Poor puppy! At least her organs are fine, that's pretty good news. I'm sure they will make her as comfortable as possible. Visit her regular, it will help her heal faster.

I don't know what I would do if one of my pets were hurt. We have had the dog for six years, one cat for six years, and the other cat for three years. They are part of the family!

Good luck on her surgery.

Kristi said...

Good luck with the surgery!

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I understand how you feel, also poor little thing. It is always devastating if the babies are sick here...they are family. Hoping for the best....Thanks for the update.

Sylvana said...

That's awful! I hope that your puppy will be OK. My cat might need surgery soon - a leg amputation. Such hard decisions to make.