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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Surgery

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Chris and I are at my brother, Denis and sister in law, Laura's place in Allliston, while Maddux is in Toronto having surgery as I write this post. Our little guy stayed at the hospital last night and will be there for another 2 nights. He will then have 4 months of recovery and not 8 weeks as we were originally told by our vet. He will be limited to one floor of the home for 4 months, no stairs, no swimming, no running, on a leash for everything, which will be soooo much fun as we live in a 4 level side split home, so there are stairs everywhere and my parents are moving in and will be living on the main floor area of the home so it will be a hard situation. Thank god they are great and will help with Maddux along the way. We will also build him a ramp to go up to the second deck in the back yard which will give him access to the second floor.
It was hard leaving him there yesterday as he has not ever been alone for that long, he has stayed in a kennel once but he had Jake with him. It's so hard with dogs as there is no way to explain to them what they are going through. If it was a child I could at least let him know that it's for his own good and tell him what will happen. With Maddux he has no clue....:( He is at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto and they seem to be really nice and focused on the animals. I spoke to his Dr. this am and feel really good about her being his Dr.
Chris and I will be staying at Den's place until Friday and then will stay in Toronto on Friday night. I have a conference at the CN Tower on Friday all day and we have to pick up Maddux on Saturday so it just makes sense to stay in TO on Friday night.
I'll post more when I know more. Thanks in advance for all the good vibes I know you will all send.

5 comments:

Cara said...

OMG! I am sorry to hear about your dog. I hope everything goes well with the surgery. Take care, Cara

Stephanie said...

Wow...4 months is a long time. Nice that you will have family there to help. Praying that Maddux will come through with flying colours!

Steph :-)

Rana and Yvan said...

Maddux we are all thinking of you!!!

Hope you are home soon resting and recovering!

Tammy said...

Thinking of you and your cute little puppy...hope it all goes well!

shannon said...

HI
I just wanted to share a recent dog surgery story from my house. We have an old lab , well she's 14 but still feel of life, she had to go in last week for a huge surgery. She came out of the vets in better shape than we would have ever guessed and amazes us everyday at how strong she is.
Wishing you all the best and many good vibes in the days to come.
Shannon