Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This journal entry is for serious followers only (lol). It’s potty talk, and only someone that has a furkid or two will appreciate it!
It has been a challenge to potty with my two splinted longer and straighter legs. Dr. MacKenzie says that my bandages must stay dry, so I’ve had to use the patio which I absolutely hate! To keep me upright and balanced, Mom arranges her family tartan Pendleton scarf around my tummy kinda like a sling.
Well today Mom carried me out to the grass in back. She gently placed me down on all fours and I went potty without any help whatsoever. Then I quickly put it in first gear and accelerated in my version of a doggie gallop. It completely surprised Mom because I’ve never had to be on a leash before. Now I was doing a Lewis and Clark away from Mom and she was laughing and crying at the same time. I guess it was an emotional moment for her.
Mom was prepared with her camera the next time we ventured out back. I was not as animated, but take a look at this newest photo. It is proof positive for all of my fans that I am able to stand ever-so-briefly on all four of my legs. I could get pretty used to this whole idea. It has only been a little over a week since my surgery so I’m pretty darn proud of myself!
Luv ~ HoneyBear
Sunday, August 8, 2010
That’s me with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. MacKenzie at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. It is my official release photo from after-care on August 7 and I’m headed home. Yippee!
My leg surgery looks to be pretty promising. Here are the newest x-rays of my left leg…the really badly broken one. Those images show the bone plates that Dr. MacKenzie so expertly placed to make both of my legs straight. Mom said, “HoneyBear, you’ll never be able to go through airport security without setting off the buzzer!” Mom laughs hysterically at her own jokes, and I just wag my tail lovingly because that makes her happy.
Whenever Mom looks at my cute face and little bandaged legs, she reminds me how very lucky I am. So many people made donations to an abused Chihuahua girl they didn’t even know. You and others made a wish-on-a-shooting-star dream come true. Oh gosh, I’m getting a bit teary. Wait! I think Mom is making dinner. Gotta go; more updates and photos soon.
Friday, August 6, 2010
This is a picture of the dream I had last night in after-care. That’s me taking mom for a walk! However, in real life I am cuter and mom would never wear shoes like that!
Dr. MacKenzie called Mom this morning and said that I had eaten a good breakfast and went potty.....and that is always a positive sign! He said that I am having trouble maneuvering around upright on the splints, so I’ll stay one more day at the clinic working on my mobility. I’m propped up comfortably on my cozy blanket watching the people come and go and feeling pretty happy thanks to pain meds. I sure miss Mom and Dad and KNOW they can’t wait for me to come home!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I am channeling this post through Mom since I am recovering from surgery right now. I just got out of surgery at 5:00pm today (August 5) and am still a bit groggy. Dr. MacKenzie said that he was able to do a pretty good bone plate on each of my legs. Mom’s birthday was yesterday, but she says that this gift was well-worth waiting for. Mom is anxiously waiting for more detailed information tomorrow. She will probably call after-care several times throughout the evening to check on me. Thanks for your concern and best wishes.
This photo was taken a while back. Cricket is my sister and somewhat on the bossy side. See…she took over my cuddle bed for this photo op! I hope to share a more current photo soon.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thursday, August 5th is the day of my leg surgery. As you can see, I am crossing my paws for a successful operation and quick recovery. My foster mom hopes that all of my new friends will say a special prayer, light a candle, sing a soul song or think a happy thought for me on that day (and for days to follow.) She says that I’ll soon be up on my own ‘toezees’.
My next update will hopefully be in a week when I am resting comfortably and able to share specific details with everyone. Mom says that I am probably the luckiest and most loved little rescue dog in the world right now. She is smart that way ya know!