This is Friday when we brought her home. The "why am I in my crate" pathetic look. She pretty much stayed there all yesterday and Friday. Dr. said we didn't have to restrict her to the crate but only 1 level of the floor. We, however, know her too well. She's too excitable so while she'll be out of the crate 50% of the time today, she'll only be in 2 rooms, the living room and kitchen.
1) We wanted to start keeping our dogs off the couches. Perfect reason to start right now and keep the kids at it with her injury. (Doesn't mean our other dogs understand but so sad, too bad. LOL)
2) She will have a better quality of life in a while, with little pain in the future.
Thank you all for your well wishes. I'm sorry I didn't reply to your individual emails, it was easier with the attention to her and home to give this one update.
ps- for those that told me it's okay to cry... it's okay for you, not me. I hate it. Even as a kid. I know it's acceptable and allowed I just hate it so no weakness for me! "I am strong, like bull." LOL (What movie is that line from, movie buffs?)