Monday, April 22, 2019

Awww Monday Misery


So we are going to start our week by wishing you all a belated Happy Easter.  We are sorry we missed visiting all of you for the past couple of days.



We had some misfortune happen on Friday night, and it really put a damper on our weekend.  Friday night was not a good Friday for Lightning.



Poor Lightning ruptured the CCL in his other back leg, the left one.  He was just walking in the yard while Mom was outside doing poop patrol.  All of a sudden Lightning let out a screech and sat down.  When Mom called him to her, the first thing she saw was his left rear leg hitched up in the air, and she knew exactly what had happened. The surgeon who did his knee repair last fall told her there is something like a 60% likelihood of a rupture in the other knee within a year.  Lightning's surgery was last October for his right knee.  The leg is still gimpy, and you can see how the fur is still growing back.


A visit to the vet on Saturday confirmed the bad news.  Unfortunately things are worse this time. There are some complications beyond the rupture.  It is not looking likely that surgery will be an option.  The vet is going to consult with the surgeon today to figure out what is the best way to proceed. For now Lightning is on some pain medication and is back on total leash restriction and lots of rest. 



 Lightning is such a good boy and a real trooper. He is trying so hard to get around, but the leg that was injured last fall has still not completely returned to normal.  The leg is not as strong as it needs to be to make up for the newly injured one.  He is a big boy and getting around is not easy.  We would all welcome all the POTP you can send his way.  


For now he is in good hands and paws with all of his nursemaids.


Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber, and Mom





40 comments:

My Mind's Eye said...

Dear sweet Lightning...I cannot tell you how very very sorry I am to read that you have injured you other leg. I have added you to the POTP blog and you and your loving and caring peeps and vets are at the top of my thoughts and prayers as they work on a treatment plan for you. I am thankful you are not in any pain my handsome friend and I know Misty and Timber are going to stay right by your side.
Healing and loving hugs
Cecilia

easyweimaraner said...

we hope so much that the surgeon and the dogtor can find a way to help your bestest sibe boy... and we hope so much for good news when you see your dogtor again. Lots of POTP and hugs and kisses... from all of us... we LOVE ya dear boy!!!!

Brian said...

Oh dear Lightning, we can't begin to tell you how sorry we are that you're having such a tough time. We all love you and will be sending our best POTP to you non-stop and around the clock. Please let us know what your Vet says...and do try to rest pal.

Sandee said...

Oh my sweet Lightning. You're in my prayers for sure and I've put your sweet face on my sidebar so even more folks know. Tell your mom to keep us informed.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Big healing hugs. My best to your worried mom. ♥

Sue said...

Oh no! It was a little longer time between Morgan's tears so her first leg was stronger. Still it's a bad situation and we're sending lots and lots of POTP.

pilch92 said...

Poor Lightning. I will be praying for him. XO

Amber DaWeenie said...

Lightning,we're sorry this is happening again. Sending you lots of pawhugs and POTP for a quick and easy recovery. Hope the vets come up with a good plan.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dear sweet Lightning, I will keep my paws crossed that the surgeon will have some helpful news for you. I will send you our special pug POTP and lots of pug hugs and love
Mabel & Mom too

Millie and Walter said...

Oh Lightning we have our paws crossed tight for you and are hoping the doctors can come up with a plan to help you. We are sending lots of hugs to all your nurse maids too (including your mom and dad).

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Oh no dearest Lightning!! Not fair!! Sending you our best ever healing purrs and asking Ceiling Cat to watch over you.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We are very sorry to hear that Lightning hurt his leg. Sending lots of POTP hugs and prayers.

M. K. Clinton said...

Oh no! We are so incredibly sorry to read this news. Poor Lightning. We are sending our best POTP and love your way.

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh my goodness.....our hearts are heavy with this news - poor Lightning and poor everyone. What a very sad situation indeed but we hope that your super surgeons and doctors can come up with some kind of answer for our sweet dear Lightning. We will be sending lots of BIG prayers and tons of POTP. Hang in there big boy...we're all pulling for you.

Love, Teddy (and Mom Pam)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Lightening, you poor dear chap. We are sending a ton of POTP across the Pond.
Love and hugs to you all,
Gail and Bertie.

Huskies622 said...

Oh my, my mom and I are so sorry to read this news. We are sending healing prayers to you and your legs! You are in good hands as it seems you have the best humans ever and they will help you any way they can!

Your friend Kiki and her Mom

Ruby said...

OH NOES!!!!!! OMD, my pal, I am so sorry to hear this! We knew it could happen, butts it sure sucks that it did, and before you other leggie healed fully. sigh. Sendin' lots and lots of POTP and healin 'vibes and margaritas....wait, maybe those should go to your Moms while you're on the meds....☺
I hopes you aren't in too much pain, and the dogtors can come up with a good solution for you. {{{hugs}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

catladymac said...

We are so sorry to read this and are sending purrayers and POTP (and even some Moose Magic, as we have owned Elkhounds) to Kightning and his whole family.

Crystal And Daisy Mae said...

We are very sorry about what happened to Lightening. Hope you had a Good Easter despite this mishap.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Poor Lightning! We're sending all the POTP we can muster to you. Such a worrying time.

Zoolatry said...

... you know you have our prayers ...
love,
ann

Marg said...

We sure send tons of good thoughts and many prayers for you Lightning. Also send great big hugs to Kathie, the Mom. We know how hard this is for her.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Prayers are being raised! YAM xx

LBJ said...

We're sending lots of POTP to Lightning!~ I know you will take good care of him and we pray that he heals soon. Hugs. The Johnsons and Abby Lab

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Purrs and prayers and paws together for sweet Lightning. Hang tough Woos, we're all pulling for you.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Well nuts, I'm just so sorry to hear of this latest set-back. Sam, Elsa and I are sending oodles of poodles of healing POTP your big boy's way. 🥰

The Gang at LLB said...

We are sending lots and lots of POTP that the dogturs can put together a plan to help you feel better Lightning!!
xoxo,
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh no, poor Lightning, we are sending you lots of prayers.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

oh no!! Poor Lightning and poor YOU!! Sending tons of POTP!! xxoxo

Astro & Mitzie said...


Lightning, We are so sorry!!!!!
We send our most powerful prayers to
you and you & your entire family.

♥ Astro and Mitzie

24 Paws of Love said...

24 POTP for Lightening! Poor boy! Hope the doc is able to figure something out to help.

Prayers and Pawprints for all of you

CheerfulMonk said...

Oh! I'm so sorry it had to happen, and so soon. Sending you lots of love and good wishes.

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry, sweet Lightening. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to heal up soon🐾😽💗💗💗

Molly the AireGirl said...

This is very upsetting news. We send you lots and lots of AireZen and positive vibes and POTP, Lightning!

Matilda the Boxer said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear you're hurting so much, Lightning. I'm crossing all my paws TIGHT for you!

Nanük said...

Oh poor dear Lightning, many prayers buddy, and encouraging woooos from the pups,

Nuk & family

Wild Dingo said...

POTP to handsome Lightening. I hope there are other options for woo! Nice to see Misty and Timber as well!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry to hear about Lightning. I have been on holiday for 2 weeks and only just read about his knee. I am sending lots of good thoughts for him.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so sorry! And it must hurt terrible!
love
tweedles

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

Oh poor, Lightning. Sending much love, light and prayers!

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh dear...no....those darned CCLs... four out of five of mine injured theirs to some degree...Chloe was the worst, she needed emergency bilateral imbrication surgeries as she blew out both at same time while jumping up on the bed...and Wolf tore his one year just running around the yard, and then the following year the other. Both Harley and Gibson had slight tears and I did the Conservative Care Management route with rest and a leg brace. I am so sorry for Lightning...this is no way to celebrate his birthday. I hope he is not in too much pain, and that he heals well...sending POTP and lots of love and Husky hugs... xoxoxox