Shelby has been getting all of the sympathy in the house lately. Klutzy mommy did herself in this afternoon. These are her lovely knees after falling on the cement. It was caused by someone illegally parking over the sidewalk and not seeing the cement pavers that were hidden under the front of the car. I can blame my lousy typing on the in both wrists.
We survived the removal of the cast last week. On the way home, Shelby started to eat her paw. I knew that I had to do something about this and I covered her paw with a sock. That did not help. Another two socks and a bandage followed. When I called the vet, they said that I should not have taken off the collar of shame. I had not removed it. The next thing was to add another collar of shame. The week was spent with all of this stuff on her.
We went for stitch removal today. I was told that I did a wonderful job or keeping everything neat and clean. They laughed at all of Shelby’s extras. It was the extras that saved the day.
She is on restricted movement until her next visit in 6 weeks. This is not the easiest thing to do. I guess that she will spent the next weeks in the x-pen. I would never want to go through this again. She was not the best patient. She bit my hand every time I gave her meds. She refused to go potty. She wanted to run when she was outside. Here’s hoping that the next 6 weeks will be easier.
We have been having issues here and I didn’t get to follow the instructions for the Treat Hop For Lexi. We hope that you will accept our picture on the subject. If the dogs were in the picture, there would be no treats. Shelby could not take part anyway.
Shelby had her surgery yesterday. She had to have a repair for her torn ligament and they also found that the meniscus was torn. This is the first time that she has not been home with me for the night. Sidney and Sophie spent a good part of yesterday sitting in Shelby’s favorite place. It was so sad to see them looking for her.
I picked her up this afternoon and she looked so sad. She has a cast on her leg and will have to keep it on for a week. After that, she will have it removed and a week later the stitches will be removed. She will need three months to recover the total use of her leg. She will have to remain quiet and not use it for running and jumping. This is going to be a challenge. The cast will have to stay dry. This is almost an impossibility in Florida. The ground is wet almost every night and early morning. I’m keeping my hopes up for a successful recovery. Shelby and her cone of shame that must remain on for the next two weeks.
Trying to keep Shelby quiet has been very difficult to say the least. When I go out, I have been leaving her in an x-pen so that she doesn’t try to jump up on any furniture or run around with her siblings. Sidney has been keeping her company in pen when she voluntarily goes into it. Tonight, I wanted to go out for my nightly walk and Sidney did not want to leave the pen without Shelby. I tied the ends of the of the pen and left for my walk. On a arrival home, I was greeted by Shelby and Sidney. The ends of the pen were still tied together. I had left Sophie in her crate. She is the only untrustworthy one in the group. I am clueless. How did they get out???
In loving memory of our namesake CORKY, on the 10th anniversary of her leaving for the Rainbow Bridge. She was a rescue that came into my life a dew weeks after the death of my husband. She gave me a reason to get up each morning . She was my free rescue Scottie that wound up costing me over $1000 the first week that I had her. She had heartworms, ear infections, urinary tract problems, and other assorted parasites that had to helped. The vet said that she was about 2 1/2 years old. She lived for 16.5 years and was the gold standard of the best of Scotties. She was friends with very dog and person that she met. I still think of her every day and I know that my thoughts of her will be there until I meet her again. Take good care of your siblings. You were the peacemaker and I’m sure it will continue. RIP sweet Corky.
Shelby and I went to the orthopedic vet this morning. She has exhibited very little improvement since Saturday. The vet examined her leg and came to the conclusion that the CCL is torn and the best healing will occur with surgery. Since she has been taking fish oil, the surgery cannot take place until she is at least 10 days free of the pills. It will be interesting to try and keep her from trying to do zoomies and jump up on the furniture. She has voluntarily gone into the x-pen. That has made it easier on me. Don’t jump on that chair!