Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday




Today we are trying to turn a not so great day into a thankful one as we join Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.




As you can see, I am not very excited about my plight.  I had some fluid leaking the past two nights. Last night there was some blood too.  I went to the Vet today for my second cold laser treatment.  The surgeon's assistant was there to check me out.  I had some more bleeding while I was waiting in the lobby for my turn.  I must say that I was thankful for all the wonderful people at my clinic who all love me and give me lots of nice petting.






In this photo you can see my knee.  It looks a lot worse than it is.  The bloody part is just where all my furs are stained.  The nice Melinda lady said my incision is still nicely intact but that I have had some fluid and blood seeping. She says it is probably from when I stand for too long.  Mom and I work very hard together to keep me off my feet as much as possible, but when I smell dinner cooking, I just have to see what is happening.  And so now Mom and I have to figure out a way to let her make dinner and keep me down.  Dad is going to sit with me and see if I will stay down.  And I still cry most of the night, and I do nt always stay lying down.  But Mom says we have to be thankful that my incision is doing well despite the draining.  We are both struggling to get through this ordeal.  Mom hasn't had a good night's sleep since I came home, and I just want things to be back to normal.  Melinda says we just have to get through next week, and then life should improve.

Here is a little video that Mom put together of my first five days of walking.  We think you can see the improvement with each day - slow but it IS there.



So another reason to be thankful - progress is being made.



Lastly I am thankful for all of you for your encouragement and support.

Woos - Lightning


29 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh you poor pupper. It's pawwwsome that you can still find something to be thankful for during this challenging time. I hope you keep improving with your leg. Perhaps extra treats and some extra cuddling are in your near future. :-)

My Mind's Eye said...

Lightning my precious WooFul friend. I am so very sorry for you as I know you are a tough guy and like to be on the move and investigating and keeping your pack under control so this is surely throwing a wrench in to your style.
As for your sweet Mom lack of sleep is hard to deal with especially with all her other duties besides being your Mom. I hope and purr you are going to turn a corner very very soon.
Loving hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

We love you and I know it's difficult, but you look like you're doing really good in that video. Listen to the Mom! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Lightning! You poor, handsome boy!!
Cammie!

Comedy Plus said...

I know it's hard for you Lightening, but it's harder on your mom. Believe me. You'll both be far happier when you heal up some more and things will get better. Okay, getting that cone of shame off your head will help too.

Big healing hugs to you and your mom. ♥

Molly the AireGirl said...

We can see the progress little by little, Lightning. You will get there, buddy. Hang in there! Better days are coming!

Marg said...

Oh Lightning, it makes us so sad to see you hurting like that but we do see some improvement. You hang in there, this will get better. We sure think you have such a good Mom to take you such good care of you.Wish I was closer so I could help. Hang in there both of you.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
it's a stinker this getting it right after surgery/bone-breaking, ain't it Lightning? oh, the temptation to get the limbs working again... and oh the agony when they won't comply!!! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Millie and Walter said...

You are doing a great job Lightning. Just make sure you do what your pawrents and the doctors tell you.

Collie222 said...

Oh sweet boy, you have to get better soon! You are breaking my heart!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I feel so bad for you. I wish I could give you a hug. XO

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sweet Lightning, slow but sure buddy, each day brings some improvement. We know it is tough but it will be worth it in the end. Soon that cone will be gone. Hang in there!
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh sweet Lightning...keep healing and feeling better. You are in such excellent hands...we know this road all too well and send you lots and lots of love. xoxoxo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I totally understand what you and your Mom are going through, and I know how worried and how worn out she feels too. But the progress is definitely there, and so I just know that once you get past this hurdle things will be better for you both. I continue to send healing vibes and cheer you both on!! And next week, when things are better for you, you can cheer us on - Our foster boy Alf will be having surgery. It won't be as complicated as Lightning's, but it's still surgery and a reason to worry. Hang in there!!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

What a terrible ordeal my friend. No easy days. But you have a terrific family. You will all pull together and beat this thing.

KB Bear said...

I am really encouraged by seeing your video, Lightning. You are getting stronger!

I think that the vet person is right that things are going to get better, especially if you can just get through the coming week. The leaking is yucky but I'm glad that it's not a big deal (the fluid has to go somewhere). Keep the faith - if it's anything like R's surgery, you will finally turn a big corner just about when your humans think that it will never happen. I feel sure that will happen for you, Lightning. Sleep well tonight so that your mom can too.

Ruby said...

Oh my pal! I so gets what your Moms is goin' through (okays, 'I' don't butts Ma said she does, so....☺) I'm glads your Moms is keepin' the vettie peeps in the loop, and gettin' all the help she can for you. I am sendin' all the POTP and healin' vibes I can...I thinks I will needs another margarita, and some TJ Pumpkin cookies for more energy....hehehee
{{{hugs}}} to you and your pack, and lots of strong coffee (or tea)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Mark Muller said...

we sen lots of potp and pawsitive thoughts for the next week and we hope it will be a good one what is over soon, so you can look forward to better times... big hugs to you...

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Lightening, this is stough time for your and your mom, and we wish you both bucket loads of patience and a sound night's sleep.
Toodle pip!
Bertie (and Gail).

Matilda the Boxer said...

Oh Lightning, we are hoping that you heal up super fast and that everything gets back to normal!

Pam and Teddy said...

Gosh dear Lightning - if we could all pitch in and take some of your frustration, hurts, and sads away we would. You just have to wait a little longer and you will begin to feel a lot better. It will be a while before you can run and play but you are BRAVE and STRONG and we just know you can do this!!

Hugs, Teddy

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Hang in there, sweet boy. You're doing great!

CheerfulMonk said...

Oh! Poor pup! If only we could make the time go faster for you. :(

Fingers crossed.

The Gang at LLB said...

We are thankful you are getting better a little at a time...and hope things get easier and easier for you and your Mom!
xoxo from Route 66,
Rosy

Sue said...

You're doing a good job, Lightning. We know it's hard,but rest and heal so you can run with the others after you've recovered your strength.

The Florida Furkids said...

Lightning, we're so sorry that we've been far behind on visiting and had no idea you had surgery. Please be a good boy and leave your surgery spot alone. We want you to get healthy and strong and be able to play with your fursibs!!

The Florida Furkids

Astro & Mitzie said...

Dear Lightning Lover Boy, I am so very sorry your going through this .. I pray you get better each day. It hurts so much to watch our friends in pain.
Thank You for the advice for Mitzie, I had no idea she could bite while having a seizure. Yes you re right it was scary times 10 .We'll be sure to look up sites with advice.

Linda, Jeff
♥ Mitzie & Astro

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay i shoor am sorry yoo ar having all that trouble with yore owtchie!!! surgicals and cones ar no fun thats for shoor!!! i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags that it heels up nice and fast and no more cone!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

Lightning, we see the progress in the video and hope you are feeling better day by day---and that your mom is too! She needs to rest just like you. Healing thoughts sent across the wires to everyone!

Kiki and Nala