Sunday, December 18, 2005
The puppy had her surgery on Friday. She's almost 6 months old now so is she still a puppy? Anyway, one side of her pelvis was repaired, but the other was crushed beyond repair. The 'socket' that holds the 'ball' of the femur (thigh bone) was so splintered that there was nothing to fix. Poor little thing. Maybe the car did roll over her after all. *cringes* So the vet basically cut off the 'ball' (femural head, I think he called it). But he said that since she's still young and a small breed then she should still be able to run and play when its healed. He thinks she's going to be just fine. They are keeping her at the office this weekend so they can keep her on pain medicine. I'll probably get to bring her home tomorrow. When we first got her she was named "Lovely" because she has a heart-shaped spot on her side. But as time passed "Lovely" became "Lovey". I still just call both puppies "Poopies." But now I think I'll start calling Lovey "Tough Lovey" or maybe just "Toughy" because she's a tough little thing to have been through all of this.