Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wondering Wednesday




Misty and Timber:  We are wondering when Lightning can come play with us outside?

Lightning: I am wondering the same thing, but I am also wondering if this lampshade is going to be a permanent part of my body!

Mom:  And I am wondering if this nightmare will ever end.  It is going to be at least another 5-6 or more weeks before Lightning gets to even be outside off leash and then only under supervision, Misty and Timber.  And at least another 8 days before the lampshade comes off, Lightning.  But the good news is that today is the first day we are seeing a decrease in the swelling of his leg.  His body is finally starting to absorb the fluids.  We had some minor serum seeping last night, but the vet said it is OK, just a sign that he needs to take it very easy.  I have also been doing a short video of him daily when he walks so we can see the very slow improvement.  It is amazing to see how far he has come since Saturday, first day post-op.  I will post them later this week.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

28 comments:

My Mind's Eye said...

Dear Lightning....I think you and your MOM deserve a T-bone after all this is over and done with. Thank goodness you have such a devoted and loving mom and
siblings who are thankfully not fearful of the cone.
Sending many hugs to my Wooful friends
Cecilia

Matilda the Boxer said...

Poor Lightning! Momma says that you should get some nice tasty frozen Kongs full of peanut butter to work on while the lunatics are playing outside.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh my word, you are going to need the patience of a saint...
All the best,
Gail.

Comedy Plus said...

Mom is going to be exhausted when this is all over. It's going to have a happy ending though. I can tell because mom is determined to have a happy ending.

Have a woof woof day. My best to your hard working mom. ♥

C.L.W.STEP said...

Glad he's coming g along nicely! As ghostwriter always tells her orthopedic rehab patients: you WILL feel better.

Brian said...

Just be a good boy and do what the Mom says and then that lampshade will come off before you know it!

Molly the AireGirl said...

Hang in there, Lightning. We continue to send you lots of AireZen and healing vibes!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
okay... we can count the weeks together, right little furbro??? hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Collie222 said...

Please give him a hug for me. And tell him the collies said he makes even the cone look good!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Glad the leg is not swollen.

BeadedTail said...

Lightning, it's poopy you have to wear a lampshade but if the peeps say it's for your own good then we guess it is. It's still poopy. Yay for the swelling going down! We hope you get steak for all this! Sending purrs and puppy woofs!

Millie and Walter said...

It's going to be a tough time Lightning but hang in there buddy.

Sue said...

I remember that it seemed like Mogan was never going to walk normally again. I wish I'd taken videos because I'm sure she progressed better than it seemed at the time. Noah is going crazy with his plastic hat. It comes off on Friday which can't come too soon.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Glad the swelling has gone down.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh Lightning, we are sorry it is going to take so long. I think this might be harder on your mom than you. This too shall pass my friend, although it will be a hard trip. Better days ahead. Sending prayers.

The Gang at LLB said...

We can only imagine how tought this must be for everypuppy and everyhuman! Hang in there!!
Continuing our POTP!
xoxo,
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

KB Bear said...

I am glad to read of the decreasing swelling and the improvements in his walking! Things are going in a good direction... I hope that you get into a groove with the recovery thing so that it's easier for all of you.

Keep on videoing. That really lets you know that you're making progress.

Mark Muller said...

oh how great that you see good signs... and we hope there will be more and more efurry day... hugs and potp to you Lightning!!!

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

Poor Lightning! That's a long time. But I'm glad the swelling is going down in his leg. Here's hoping the weeks fly by!

Wyatt Airedale said...

Get better soon, Lightning! The lampshade is the worst.....feeling sad for you buddy😕

Marg said...

Oh Lightning, you are such a lucky boy to have such a great Mom. We know you are both sick of this whole deal but just keep in mind how much fun it is going to be when it is all over. We have all our paws crossed for you Lightning and especially the Mom.

Pam and Teddy said...

Dear Woo Gang....nothing is worse than WAITING - I know that for sure! But in this case, it's super duper impawtant that WAITING happen before Lightning gets rid of the lampshade AND is able to play outside. He's doing SO WELL so just keep him company inside and encourage him to keep on resting OK? It's what brothers and sisters do for each other. Being patient is TOUGH but YOU CAN DO IT!

Love, Teddy

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are sending some big PUG HUGS to you and your mom Lightning
Hang in there!
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

KZK said...

That's a long time to be a patient patient! We're glad to hear the swelling is coming down, though!
Cammie!

The Army of Four said...

Sorry. That was us. "Someone" left herself logged in on OUR computer!
Cam & Mags

FiveSibesMom said...

It is such a long road, especially for energetic Huskies! You will get there, and you have such a wonderful support team there with Misty and Timber and Mom. Please give Mom a big hug from us, too! I think she probably could use it right about now. xoxoxo

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Maybe it's really a satellite dish and you can tune into DogTV? 😍

Huskies622 said...

We like to see you all smiling for your mom! Someday soon, everything will be back to normal! All the best to you!

Kiki and Nala