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June 27, 2011

Asher's Leg

Here are some pictures from the weekend. It's not much because we've had our hands busy.
Here is the x-ray from Thursday showing the break.
It was pretty bad.
But we have such a blessing in our vet, Dr. B. He is also the orthopedic surgeon for the clinic we regularly go to. He was actually on vacation when we came in on Thursday. He came in to do the surgery Friday morning. He then called Saturday to talk to us after Asher was back home with us. He kept saying how he loved his job and that it was really gratifying to see a puppy who couldn't use a leg one day, want to try to run on it the next.
(We won't let Ash, but he has tried because of how excited he gets when he sees friends.)
He said that while it was the worst break he has personally dealt with it was also his 'most beautiful work'. 
I love that man for all that he has done for us.

Here are the x-rays from after the surgery.
 Pretty impressive. They didn't pin the ulnar bone because it isn't a weight bearing bone and would do a 'beautiful job healing itself.'

here's the battle wound.
Asher is being such a good boy. He's restricted for walking, but allowed to hobble around during potty breaks. Otherwise he is restricted to our laps or his kennel. He has to wear the cone of shame when we're not able to directly supervise him.
 This is us watching Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire Saturday... Well, we know who made it through the movie.

My poor baby.

In 2 weeks we get to go in to get the stitches removed.
An follow up x-ray is scheduled for a month from now.

We may have to do some rehab, depending on how he is doing. Hopefully we'll be able to take care of that ourselves.
He should be back to himself, hopefully a little calmer, in about three months.
(Right before Jake has to leave.)
I love my little man, but this is going to be an expensive and draining couple of months.

Jake is home with him today.
Hopefully things are going OK. 
I'm trying not to text every hour...


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

That x-ray is scary, but what an awesome vet you have! That's fantastic that he is so compassionate to call. Little Asher is in great hands with a great mamma and daddy to love on him as he heals.

Nikki said...

That is so awesome that your vet came through for you. Hope the pup heals well.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Awww, poor puppy. I know it's hard on all of you.