Well, it didn't take long for us to go from Marvelous on Monday to Miserable on Monday night and now Terrible on Tuesday.
Last night I was outside enjoying the night air with Misty and Timber. I am not telling Mom what happened, but when it was time to come inside, I was limping pretty badly.
I hurt my right back leg. You might be able to tell that I am not putting any weight on it in this photo. I am hobbling around on three legs, and it is not very easy at all.
Mom was hoping that a night of rest would make things better, but that was not the case. So I was off to the V.E.T. early this morning. Mom called it before we even got there, and she was right, unfortunately. I tore my CCL. Pretty badly too:( So for a lot of green papers, I am going to have surgery on Friday with a specialist my veterinary clinic brings in every other week for surgery. Luckily this is his week to be here. I would much rather Mom be spending all that money on treats for all of us, but the surgery is absolutely 100% necessary.
From the Momster: Lightning, who is 7 1/2, likes to keep up with the two younger pups, Misty and Timber. Every now and then, he gets the zoomies urge and races around the yard with them. I am pretty sure this is what happened last night. He must have made a turn too sharply and tore his cranial cruciate ligament. If all goes well with our consult Thursday night and with his blood work, he will have TTA surgery on Friday and come home Saturday. Given that he is still relatively young and in very good health, our vet believes the TTA surgery will work better for Lightning that the other option of TPLO surgery. He should be weight-bearing in under two weeks and good to go after 3-6 weeks. The discouraging part is that there is a 60% chance he will tear the left knee within a year, and maybe even sooner, and an 80% chance he will tear it at some point in his lifetime. The hard part is keeping him quiet for up to 6 weeks. We could all use a bit of POTP. If anyone has any suggestions on recovery, please let us know. I already have a "help me up" harness on order and it should be here by Thursday.
Woos - Lightning and Mom