Our poor puppy came home today. Her surgery was yesterday and the vet said it went well. Now she has about 3 months recovery time where we will have to monitor her activity to make sure she doesn’t over-exert herself. That’s for the leg, at least. They also had to re-suture her extra eyelid on the one eye, plus she still has a giant blood spot on the other eye where an ulcer is trying to heal.
Looking at her, you’d think she was abused. Someone could probably take pictures of her and put them on billboards or something but I swear she did these to herself! The vet said that she has injuries similar to a farm dog. We don’t exactly live on a farm, but we do live on 5 acres. During the nicer months she’s known to tear out after a squirrel or deer or bird or bunny or turkey (she’s done that twice now). I suppose she won’t be allowed to do that anymore. The injuries also didn’t happen all at once. I think she’s had the eye ulcer for months now but due to a low thyroid it’s taking forever to heal. The extra eyelid she’s pretty much had since we got her as a puppy, and we think the torn acl happened recently, which is why it was crucial to get her leg repaired before arthritis and other debilitating side-affects set in.
Anyway, I have a feeling that it will all be better now and she can be good as new after a few months. Although there are no wires in her, she does now have titanium in her leg so we may just have to start calling her “Bionic Booboo” or the “$6000 Dollar Corgi” or something.