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Scared for my Mouse

I have some news about Miss Mouse today on her 6mo birthday~
She has to have ulnar surgery on her bowed leg.
I am so sad and so scared. I took her to the vet the week before the Nationals because she has been limping every day for a few weeks. We did x-rays and a full check up. The x-rays showed that her growth plates are still open, but her bone is very bowed and her joints are out of whack in both her wrist and her shoulder. The vet feels that this is injury related (meaning at some time since she was born, or even during birth her leg was injured) and she doesn't feel this is CD or heriditary. The vet said surgery was her best bet, as it will hopefully allow her joints to fall back into place and not cause her so much pain. We are bringing in an orthopedic surgeon from another vet practice to do the surgery. Even after the surgery, Mouse will always have a bowed leg, and will probably always have a limp, but hopefully the surgery will help her be pain free and help ward off arthritis as she gets older.
Up to this point I was not fully convinced that surgery was necessary. I just thought so what if she had a bowed leg and a little limp. I was hoping she could still live a long full healthy life with a crooked leg and a limp. I talked to a few people at the Nationals that have had the same surgery done on their dogs. They helped me see that there is a benefit to doing the surgery. And since I have been home, I can see that she is getting worse and worse and limping more and more. She is holding up her leg now when she stops running or is resting. I now know the surgery needs to be done.
It's scheduled for the 12th of Sept. It's going to be a long couple weeks for me leading up to the surgery. And recovery is very long (up to 8 weeks) and very slow. I am so scared for my baby girl~
I know they say God doesn't give you more than you can handle. But I just wonder sometimes why God chose me to handle so much...

Paws.....and reflect on what life has given you~

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Oh Katie,

That face is just precious! So sorry you are having to go through this - hang in there.
I hope after surgery she will be running and playing and all will be good.

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Poor little Mouse. Waiting is always the worse thing. Hugs to you both.

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Katie and Mouse so sorry to hear the news.

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I am glad you were able to finally connect with some in a similar situation at National. Hopefully you can lean on them for support during the next few weeks and find the best possible outcome for that precious face. I have heard it is brutal to get through recovery and especially with an energetic puppy! I would definitely get a stock of bully sticks for that little girl.

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Oh Katie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and mouse. I just know it will all be ok. But boy are you getting your Havanese nursing skills down. HUGS.

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Oh, poor little thing. She's so sweet! I'll keep you both in my prayers.

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Oh Katie, I am so sorry to hear about beautiful little Mouse! I hope that the surgery is successful and the recovery goes well. September 12th is my wedding day, so I hope my happiness and good luck will carry over to your little girl... I will definitely remember to think of her during the day.

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Oh sweet little Mouse. You know how I feel about her (and you for that matter) Katie. It was also so crazy how Posh connected to her instantly out of all the dogs. You KNOW I will be thinking and praying for you and Mouse and sending every little bit of good vibe your way. I so wish I was closer to give you breaks and Mouse belly rubs and kisses. Please keep us posted through this.
A million hugs and kisses for you and Mouse.
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