Thursday, July 5, 2007

16 Weeks: WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my sweet baby Maeby, YOU DID IT!!!!!
Thank you sweet Maeby, for all your patience these last 16 weeks. Thank you for letting me shove antibiotics down your throat (not just one round, but two!), for letting me lift up your naked chicken leg for daily incision photos, for tolerating that stupid plastic lampshade, for waiting so patiently in your ex-pen for weeks on end, for even stopping your running when I yelled "STOOOOOOP RUNNNNNINGGGGG!!!!"

Thank you for looking at me with your warm wet eyes every day, letting me know that everything was going to be okay. Thank you for understanding that this surgery was for your own good. And thank you, my dear girl, for healing so fast and healing completely!

And lastly, I want to thank those reading for following along with us on this incredible journey. I never imagined I'd go through surgery like this for my dog. And I certainly NEVER IMAGINED that I'd be keeping such a detailed experience of it! I hope you've found this information helpful, entertaining, and a source of hope for you if you're about to undergo surgery too.

Before Maeby's surgery back in March, I spent a lot of time reading up on TPLO stories. There are some GREAT websites out there. But I wanted to do something a little different by keeping our story pretty detailed, with lots of consistent updates, pictures, and videos. I know seeing lots of photos and videos would have been helpful for me, so I hope this blog has helped you!




I took a video of Maeby walking every week (except Week 8) and have compiled them all here. Stay tuned for one last blog entry with some TPLO tips!

DAY 6


WEEK 1, DAY 2


WEEK 1, DAY 5


WEEK 2


WEEK 3


WEEK 4


WEEK 5


WEEK 6


WEEK 7


WEEK 8
[NOT AVAILABLE]

WEEK 9


WEEK 10


WEEK 11


WEEK 12


WEEK 13


WEEK 14


WEEK 15


WEEK 16
[COMING SOON!]

1 comment:

Webber said...

Congratulations Maeby (and Grace)!

It's a marathon, not a sprint, right? I keep reminding myself of that.

Thank you for sharing your diary of recovery with us. It gives me hope, as I wait now as patiently as I can to see Webber run free again.

Enjoy sniffing every corner, and playing with your buds and digging in the sand.