Post # 1
I’m honestly in shock. I have two dogs, whom I love like they’re my children. The larger one, who is two years old, has been limping occassionally for a couple of weeks. FI and I decided we’d take him to the vet as soon as we returned from the wedding next week. Well, on Saturday night he was out to go potty and when we heard a yelp. We had to run outside and help him back in because he was unable to put any weight on his back left leg. An emergency trip to the vet yesterday morning told us he had torn his CCL (like a human ACL), and a trip to a university vet school clinic this morning confirmed that. I had to leave him at the university vet unexpectedly so he can have a nearly $3000 surgery tomorrow morning. I never even board the dogs because I hate leaving them, so this was truly heartbreaking. He won’t be able to be picked up until Wednesday AM….the same day we were to leave to drive NINE HOURS to the wedding location. He has to be medically boarded at another facility while we are away as the plate in his leg will need to heal, and he is required to be on crate rest for 4 full weeks. Traveling in the car is simply not an option, and having him monitored by professionals is what the vet recommends. So now it looks like we are leaving for the wedding with only one dog, one day late, while he stays here to recover.
I guess this puts everything into perspective, and there’s really no reason to stress about the wedding. I just want my sweet doggie to be ok, and to recover completely.
Post # 3
@SophieB3: *hugs* I’m so sorry that this has happened to your dog!
I hope he recovers quickly! <3
Post # 4
Poor pup 🙁 I am so sorry.
Post # 5
Oh no, your poor doggie! Thanks for taking care of him! That’s a lot of money and time 🙁 Hope everything works out in the end!
Post # 6
Oh my, poor puppy. Glad he will get the surgury he needs and hope he heals quickly!
Post # 7
@SophieB3: sorry to hear about your dog, my dog growing up had this surgery and recovered from it quickly and was able to live a normaly doggy life again. Just think, the pup is in the best hands it can possibly be in while you are away!
Post # 8
aww so sorry to hear that! I hope he has a quick recovery!
Post # 9
@SophieB3: I am so sorry:( This breaks my heart for you. What a stressful thing to go through, especially right now!!! So sorry!
Post # 10
@SophieB3: Sending you a big hug! So sorry to hear that this happened to your pup! I’m sure he will make a speedy, full recovery!
Post # 11
That is so scary! I would take comfort at least that he will be with professionals who will do everything in their power to take great care of him and make him comfortable. He’s in good hands!
Post # 12
Aww I’m glad he’ll be okay!! When I first started reading your post I thought it was going to end much differently, but at least the issue can be fixed. How stressful for you though! My dogs are like my children so I can definitely understand how awful the situation would be.
Post # 13
I’m sorry about your dog! And thank goodness you can afford the surgery!
Post # 14
@SophieB3: 🙁 how awful! It does sound like he will be in good care. I used to work at an animal hospital which often boarded dogs who needed crate rest, they always got lots of lovies. Having 4 dogs, there have been times when some have needed crate rest. It is miserable all around and probably best that he stays boarding even if you were home.
It can be VERY difficult to keep them crate rested at home. Especially in the begining when they really need it. My guys were never kept in a crate.. ever. I have had 1 panic and hurt herself in the crate because she was so unused to being in one at home, but at the hospital she was 100% calm and ok with being confined. While you will certainly miss your baby, he will be in the best place possible.
Hope your baby makes a speedy recovery. Sending well wishes! Definitely keep us posted!
Post # 15
@SophieB3: Aw, I’m sorry. I feel the same way about my dogs and would do anything for them. The timing does stink, but he can’t help it. Best wishes, I hope his procedure works out well and he recovers easily.
Post # 16
Thank you all so much! You have no idea how much your kind words mean 🙂 I’m so fortunate that we are able to afford the surgery, and that my fur baby was crate trained so the crate rest won’t be too horrible for him. I will update you all on how he is doing after the surgery.