She's Doing Fine
Well, she blew her other knee and while she hadn't fully torn it before and would limp a little then be fine, she came to the point where she was hobbling on three legs. We weren't going to have surgery done on the second leg, I mean, this is a few thousand bucks and frankly, while I was willing to do it, I steeled myself that she just wouldn't have the life her heart wanted (running free in the woods, hunting) because of it. However, we could not ignore that even as a house dog, her quality of life was now being affected. She had a hard time with getting around. It would not be fair to address this.
We are putting a basement finish in our new home on hold and using our savings for surgery on her other hind leg. It's a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy.
I'd be appreciative if you would say a couple prayers for her today for her surgery to go well and maybe for me, for me to relax (and you could tell me to switch to decaf tea instead of coffee, too). I seem to be more anxious about this one than the last. Less upset she has to go through it because I know how happy she'll be once she's fully healed but more anxious, for sure beacuse I know better what she has to go through.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any good thoughts. I do love Baby Girl. I've told her, she couldn't have found any other family who would have been suckered in by her love so much as to pay for 2 surgeries such as this. She certainly was a smart girl in sucking up to us. Actually, now that I think about it, it hasn't been me she's sucked up to over the last couple of months or played up her limpness with, it's been the hubs. She's acted tough for me and pathetic for him so he'd carry her down the stairs, etc. She played him just right to get this second surgery... lol. :)
Have a good day... Beck