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.