My poor dog :(
On Thursday, Mr. Colt had to undergo his second TPLO surgery. This is a procedure I've become all to familiar with. Basically, it's a leg surgery where a metal plate and screws are inserted to stabilize the joint. In other words, no fun for Mr. Colt for 4 months.
And they have to shave his poor leg :(
Two years ago Colt and I were outside playing soccer when he turned wrong, whined a little, then wouldn't touch his back leg to the ground. So we paid a boat load of money for surgery #1. At the time, the doggy doctor let me know that once one leg is operated on, it would be very likely that he would need the other one done down the road. We hoped for the best, and all was well for a while. Fast forward to this past Christmas. When Colt gets excited, sometimes he runs laps around our long dining room table. During one of his excited spells, he turned wrong again, yelped, and wouldn't touch his other leg to the ground. And now here we are, 2 days post surgery #2.
It makes me so sad to see my happy boy so depressed. With all the drugs he's on for the pain and swelling, he's pretty out of it. It's stressful trying to keep him from walking and puting any weight on his leg, but he's a dog! He does pretty good at gimping around without puting too much weight on it, but he doesn't understand that he can't do all the things he usually does for a while.
I already know I am going to be the most uptight and stressed out mom, because I was a mess this past week during his surgery. He's like my child! But hopefully he'll be back to normal in no time. We're on the road to recovery! Before you know it, it'll be summer and he'll be swimming laps in the pool!
P.S. I'm going to try and get back to regular blogging again, for real this time! I miss all my blog buddies!