Monday, October 29, 2012

Not What We Were Hoping For

The Sadie Surgery Saga continues.  Remember, she tried to chase a rabbit this June and completely obliterated her ACL in her right back leg, so she had to have surgery and the vet put in an implant to stabilize the joint.  She'd been doing fine in the recovery up until the first week of this month...I got back from running some errands and she wouldn't put her foot on the floor at all.  So we took her to the vet, and she got put under house arrest for two weeks, and then today we had her X-rayed to check out the implant and what's going on.

The implant isn't where it's supposed to be.  It's like nylon cord that holds the two leg bones together to stabilize the joint until the tendons and ligaments heal, which takes about six months.  That nylon cord isn't where it's supposed to be, so we found out today that she has to have the same surgery again.  Cue slumped shoulders and depression.  We don't want Sadie to have to go through that again, and WE don't want to have to go through it again either--that first month after the surgery was TOUGH.  And now we'll have to do it all over.

I feel like a horrible dog mama, like I should have kept Sadie confined more so she wouldn't have the opportunity to get hurt again.  And soon we'll be back to this.

Poor little Sadie.


Toby E. said...

Poor Sadie and poor mom and dad! Don't worry you are not a bad momma! Will be praying all goes smoothly and this time it stays put!

Amber Hight said...

Awww:( So sorry to hear this, poor Sadie girl! You're a great dog mom, don't get down on yourself! that crazy girl would have found a way to hurt herself even in her crate! {{{BIG GIANT HUGS FOR SADIE AND DOG MOM}}}

Thoughts by B and M said...

oh No! I'm so sorry, poor Sadie! I'll be thinking about you guys!!! Miss you! Baylor sends her puppy get well wishes!

CCsMom said...

I know Sadie will make it through just fine -- it's the human parents I am worried about -- not a fun thing to go through, especially for the 2nd time.