Sunday, December 18, 2005

Puppy Update

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.

10 comments:

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

So happy to hear she is going to be fine. It is still heartbreaking...hoping you are feeling better. Feeling like you...poor little thing...oh! Toughy may be a good one...I sure hope all heals right and she can be as normal as possible. I can't even imagine the pain that she may be suffering. Give her a hug from me. (smiling) Thanks for updating us...

P.S. Moments ago, just found out my neighbor's young daughter is in Intensive Care...I feel helpless...wishing we could do something.

Kat said...

Glad she's going to be ok!

Sylvana said...

Dogs are tough. They spring back from these things amazingly well. My cousin had a toy poodle that their dad backed over with a Caterpillar. It not only survived but made a full recovery!! After about $3000 worth of surgery that is.

Rainypete said...

Maybe you should start her "Rubbery" after her ability to bounce back!

Nick Danger said...

Lie, and tell the nieghbor kids she lost the leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Mike said...

I remember losing a dog to highway traffic when I was a little kid....a very sad day. Glad to hear your pup is going to be ok.

Condoleesa said...

I can only imagine what you and the puppy are going thru. I love my animals so much. I like them better than most people.

Footprint said...

FYI

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Wednesday:

Wishing all of you to recover quickly from that nasty flu. Take care of yourself.....

Merry Merry Christmas and Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Let me know how you are feeling later on if you can. Thinking of all of you.
(((((((((Hugs))))))))))))

Rae Ann said...

suzie, I hope your neighbor's daughter is okay.

kat, me too!

sylvana, I hope our vet bill isn't that much!

rainypete, lol, yeah.

nick, you're so creative and imaginative. I don't think I could pull it off like you. lol

mike, that's so sad. It's pretty bad when you're the one that runs it over.

condoleesa, yeah, some people are definitely worse than dogs!

footprint, thanks for the info. I swear, if they come after me over my lyrics blog I'll take them straight to the Supreme Court! lol

suzie, thanks, finally feeling a bit better.


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