Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reunited And It Feels So Good!


Two weeks ago, Trace Jeanell tore her ACL and damaged the cartilage in her knee. The doc told us, just like in humans it doesn't matter when you have the surgery. That's why we ALL went to the beach to romp and play a bit before 5 months of recovery for her. A little last minute fun was in order.

I took her in yesterday and was told that I could pick her up on Thursday. I'm not good at leaving her. Trace is diabetic and has been for almost four years. Two years longer than the lifespan given to diabetic dogs. I've been on three vacations without her in those fo
ur years. I rarely trust other people with her care.

That's why I flipped out when they wanted to keep her for three days. I don't trust vets or anyone else with my little girl.

Yesterday, Dr. Beckman called me and told me that he thought that I should pick her up today. I wonder if he saw my neurotic diabetic diary that I keep of her glucos
e levels, times, dates, activities, etc.? He felt that she'd be better off in my care since they rarely deal with diabetics.

This morning at 10am, we were reunited. It feels so good to have her home!


One of the girls at the clinic decorated her E-collar. How cute is that?!

30 comments:

SkylersDad said...

That is so great they let you take her early! She is a sweetie.

Jude said...

Poor baby! She's happier back at home too.

Hammer said...

Poor pup. Glad Trace has you.

Mike Golch said...

I bet she is happy to be home with her momma!

Bond said...

So happy she is home with her momma...and glad for her momma to have her home

Bina said...

That poor baby! And you are such a good mommy!!! GREAT for you and her!

I'm sure she will have a speedy and full recovery.

What is an e-collar???

Bina said...

Okay, just saw the e-collar. I had NO idea that's what those things were collar! I thought you had a web site for her! LOL LOL

Grant said...

Cool - you got your doggie a megaphone. Does it amplify her barks?

I also took better care of / worried more about my dog than I did myself.

Trace has been a diabetic for much longer than me. Does she have any survival tips? Can I still have all the Milkbones I want, or do I have to switch to those disgusting unflavored rawhide treats?

Akelamalu said...

She must have been recovering well for the vet to let her home early, I hope she continues to do well. I'll send her some Reiki. x

Jay said...

Hope for a speedy recovery for Trace.

And I'm impressed that your vet actually admitted that Trace would be better off in your care.

Solo said...

We will all take turns puppy sitting in case you find you need some respite!! Poor baby looks so forelorn in that photo....awwww.

Melissa said...

It's always hard to leave them, isn't it? Glad she's back with you, and man, it looks like you took her to a great office - I can't believe the care shown by the collar alone!

Fortune Cookies said...

we never go anywhere without the sunny dog because we just dont trust her in anyone else's care too. Well, we did go to Canada to get married without her, but that was just that one time...and she still gives us the stink eye over it.

I'm glad Trace is home and I hope she's feeling much, much better very soon!

Sunny wants to send Trace some of her Sunny Dog Snacks, she thinks they'll help her ACL feel better...email me.

Deb said...

And I am sure that she is thrilled to be home with you too! :) I hope she feels better! {{hugs}}

Another Suburban Mom said...

I am glad your baby is feeling better!

Isabella Snow said...

Yay!! I'm sure she'll be happy to be home with mama!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Glad she is home. we just went through this with my Davis. my chihuahua. he is still not allowed off a leash to run. it is a chore to keep him calm and still. the fun begins but i too was glad to have him home to care for.

Linzi said...

i've worked at several vet clinics and seen many acl repair surgeries and i'm surprised they considered keeping her for so long. i think once animals are stable, they are better off being at home b/c they are with their owners/in their comfort zone to heal. glad she got to come home a day early!

vixen kitten said...

I so know exactly how you feel. When Sweet Pea had her second surgery, I had to leave her 3 nights. It was the first time in almost 12 years we were apart. She always travels with me.

I am sure Trace was elated to be back with Mama! Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for a quick recovery.

Now go scoot and give her a big hug. Go on...whatcha still here reading for? Give her one from me and Pea too!

xoxo
~vk~

Gina said...

She. Is. ADORABLE. Glad she's back home with you.

Lynette said...

so glad to hear
we have such a hard time not being with our babies
i can not sleep with mine this week while i am away from home
it is so lonely

Dana said...

Awww ...

Sending speedy recovery fairies Trace's way!

C said...

awwww, honey! i'm SO sorry she and you had to go through that. i love dogs, cats etc... so much that i kiss them right on the mouth and nose. god bless her little hip joint.

C

RiverPoet said...

Trace is a lucky dog to have a mama like you to care for her. I hope she heals well....D

Rhea said...

What a sweet pup. I wish all of you a smooth recovery!

Anna said...

Poor baby! I hope she recovers quickly.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

oh the poor baby!

Ashleigh said...

Awwww. I'm she's back home.

Lu' said...

Glad she is home safe. How long will she have to wear the collar?

Micky-T said...

Poor thing. Very thoughtful to go on a romp with her before the surgery. Hope she mends quicker than you think.