Our sweet Logan, the most handsome dog every (in my opinion
), is in for a very rough winter and spring.
This past Wednesday he took off after a deer that was in our back yard. Somewhere between the house and the fence, he must have stepped in a rut, or slid in the mud and completely OBLITERATED his knee
We went to an orthopedic specialist and she feels that surgery is the only option
He is unable to put any weight on the leg at all. He destroyed his ligaments, injured the patella and the band around the knee. Soo... she cannot operate until the 27th. To make this as safe as possible for him, we are taking him for a teeth cleaning this Tuesday to get rid of any bacteria that might be in his mouth, and then will have his leg surgery next Monday.
I am so worried for this sweet boy. He has the best personality, he is so loved by his patients that he sees as a therapy dog. I pray that this hardship does not change him in any way.
I am also so upset that I need to shave him down. They will shave his leg, and his side for the pain patch. The specialist also suggested it since he has so much hair - that it would get in the way, and with him laying down so much for the recovery he will mat terribly. Also he is scheduled for physical therapy afterwards, which includes underwater treadmill, so a shorter coat will be best.
I so welcome any suggestions on how to help keep him calm, get him around, get him to potty - from people who have been through this.
We plan on keeping him in our puppy pen, so he has room to move, but not much. following is a picture of our sweet boy, and the puppy pen we will keep him in.
Lily, Lexi ,Logan, Laila & Lizzie's Mom
(Gigi, Lucas, Dugan, Madeline,Reo,Alvin, Lucky, Lukey, Punch, Colby & Ben-(we will always Love you!!)