Hi Forum Friends,
I have a request for my Cuddles. I'm at work so I have no pictures to post. She is going in for surgery tomorrow to get her elbow reworked that has really been causing her alot of pain. She's been trying to chew a screw out all weekend and I'm at my wits end. She has such a high shrill howl when it's touched, bumped, etc. She stepped wrong last week out in the yard and came in limping and in no time wasn't putting any weight on it since. Our vet recommended an out of town orthopedic surgeon whom we visited and we drop her off tonite. He seems very caring and I like the feeling I get from him and his staff. Thing is, he'll be leaving right after her surgery for 2 weeks and we won't be picking her up for about 6 hours after he's gone.
I'm asking for anything you have to offer for a successful outcome for my girl. She'll be 5 in Dec. and already had arthritis in this leg as it is. I hope the surgeon's ideas work and she'll walk/run on it once more. Please focus all your thoughts and prayers my girl's successful outcome and healing. Thanks so much for thinking of us-it is definitely appreciated!
Pupdate: I called at my lunch at work yesterday and they were just putting her in her kennel after she woke up. Mike and I picked her up at around 5:30 last night and after we got home she was so groggy and I set her in her kennel I had set up in our livingroom and she got out and came and sat on my lap and we both fell asleep. Hence, the name 'Cuddles'.
It was uneventful (Prayers answered!) and they had just taken the screw out of her leg and that was all they did. She's not putting any weight on her leg at all which is a bit concerning but it seems more to me than to anyone else. I'm taking a sick day today and funny thing is I don't feel guilty about it one bit. I guess I know my motive and in my heart it's a valid excuse, the mother in me! Worst case scenario is I'd get written up. My baby's ever so worth it.
I have two animal lovers at work behind me and know I would be calling in today and I briefed one this morning already as she's already at work and the other asked me yesterday, 'so how's your headache?', I said, 'I don't have a headache'. Dummy me, it was my cue to say, it's getting worse and I just want to go home to bed.'
Back to my baby, I hope to see progress as her confidence builds and that that's what she needs to use her leg. I don't know what to think. I want to put my energy into prayer not worry (I remind myself).
Thanks to each of you who replied, and to those of you who read up and prayed for Cuddles too. I know I do that sometimes, I'll read a post and pray for someone's baby and not have time to reply to the post if I'm catching up on the fly or if I'm peeking (between breaks) at work but I will just jot down a quick note for myself as to their need(s).