10 March, 2008

Greeeeaaaaaatttttt...

Am killing time in a small town in the Black Forest waiting for D the Wonderdog to get out of surgery. The good news is that only one elbow is affected and that this particular problem can be repaired.

The bad news? The x-rays revealed multiple tiny fractures in her feet. She´s got a bunch of bone splinters floating around-- the vet says he´s never seen anything like it in a dog this young, this small, this fit, etc. He doesn´t think it would do any good to go in and clean the splinters out-- feels that would be too invasive and might cause more harm than good. He said that since she´s small and fit that her body should be able to compensate for now. Later she might be in for trouble with arthritis. The only thing we can do is be watchful and wait.

It´s hard not to feel like the world is falling down around my shoulders...

4 comments:

Astrid said...

Oh no. It's not any comfort but knowing about the problem now enables you to notice any sign of possible complications arising a lot earlier than you normally would have at a later stage... thus earlier to a vet.

I guess that's the same cutie wonderdog I've seen almost splashed with yogurt a while back, right?? :)

anno said...

Pets are family, and I'm sorry to hear that yours are having a hard time right now. I hope the surgery went well & you are all at home, peacefully recuperating.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, poor, poor baby! I hope she's going to be okay.

Goofball said...

huh, multiple fractures? how weird. Poor dog. :(