Once again I’m joining the 2 Brown Dawgs and HeartLikeADog blogs for This ‘N That Thursday. This ‘N That Thursday is for those times when you want to post about unrelated topics or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post. It can be anything you want, so feel free to grab the button […]
Done yesterday (2/27/13) – went well, spent the night at the hospital as part of routine post-surgery care. Dr. Ritter called early this morning and said Callie is doing well so I can pick her up/bring her home whenever I’m ready. “Is around 11 close enough?” I asked. “Sure. That’s fine. “One of my techs will go over the check-out procedures with you and answer any questions.” Now we have three months of special attention and care. More tomorrow.
Well, I was going to switch her to half days Monday through Friday and all day Saturday; but, with Callie needing special attention/care for the next several weeks, I think it’s better if I just wait a while on the half days idea at least until April anyway.
I know my Golden baby will be happy to see her big sister again! Being separated from Callie for a whole day has been hard on poor Shadow…they haven’t been separated from each other for more than a few hours since the day we first brought Shadow home from the breeder 8+ years ago. I know Shadow will be very happy when Callie gets home! They’re not just sisters, they’re the best of best friends as well. Shadow slept on the bed last night…she rarely stays long even when she does get up, but with the exception of maybe an hour she was there all night. Bless her sweet little puppy-dog heart!
I’ve been stressed-out for the past week, almost two, since Callie hurt herself. Until I took her to our regular vet last week, I was afraid it might be her hip – she has had arthritis in her left hip for years, and I couldn’t bear the thought that the right one may now be “bad” – then, when the vet told us what it was and approximately how much it might cost to repair I had “new” stress, especially when he said that the majority of dogs who have this surgery on one leg usually need it on the other leg within a year or two. Oh wonderful! But, he also said that if we keep her weight under control and get her the exercise she needs, we have a better chance of her NOT needing the surgery in the other leg. Now that the stress of waiting for the surgery to be done and knowing that she is doing well or not is over with, maybe I can relax. I’ll have to re-arrange my daily routine a bit to give Callie the special care she needs right now; but if I get stressed, I’ll just do like dogs do – pee on it and walk away. Oh, if only I could!