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My golden is lame in both legs

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Last night on our way to bed, Sully tore his left ACL. Just like the first one a year ago, something happened on his way inside, he gave a yelp, and hasn't been able to put any weight on it since. Since he was still having problems with the right one, having to carry all the weight has bowed it outward.

It breaks my heart. He is only a dog --- I do know that, but he is my dog and room mate and a fine one at that. I'm waiting to hear from the vet right now. I can't afford another surgery, no less two of them so I hope there are other options.

Such sweet companions goldens are...all giving and asking nothing in return except a fetch or two. We could learn something from God's creatures.

Thanks for listening.
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  • v EVERFAITHFUL
    O Dear how is Sully now? Did he make it? Our golden is so precious to us... we feel for you! Let us know how he is..my daughter 11 yrs, loves animals...we would be happy to pray for him and you!


    Krista
    2322 days ago
  • v HOPE4LOSS1
    Just came across your blog and wanted to wish healing thoughts for Sully. I have two goldens now and a mutt, but my previous golden tore her ACL then surgery... then of course the other one went (was told by ortho that 33% of dogs that tear one, eventually tear the other). I was able to at the time do surgery for both knees, but know that I couldn't do that now. Previous to the first surgery, when Morgan initially got injured - she was just on strict bed rest... leash out to potty, etc and I believe was given rimadyl for a bit (or perhaps some other type of pain killer). She did fine for a good 6-8 months...then tore it worse :( but, maybe you can work out with your vet a better medication that would help it heal over time.
    I wish Sully major healing thoughts.
    2350 days ago
  • v WHOLY_FIT_48
    Aaah blast Peggy - I was so sorry to read this about Sully. Been there and done that with my siberian husky years ago so I know what you are going through. My prayers are with you and Sully. Remember that our father is Jehovah- Jireh - God who will provide.
    2358 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sully.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    2359 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sully.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    2359 days ago
  • v POOH_BEAR_69
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My animals have always been my children, and it pains me to think about any of God's "children" in pain... I hope things are able to be worked out for your Sully...
    2359 days ago
  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    emoticon Thoughts and prayers with you and Sully... my nearly 14 year old GSP Diamond gave me a scare last Summer, so the emotional struggles are fresh in my mind. She recovered, and I hope that's what happens with your Sully, too.

    These wonderful creatures age faster than we do, and that can be heart-breaking. Courage.

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    2360 days ago
  • v BETWEENUS
    He's not "only a dog" he's a living, caring, sentient being that you've invited into your life. I truly understand.

    All my best for his health and recovery.
    2360 days ago
  • v CJROMB
    Oh, sweetie. I don't know you...I just saw that STLRZGRRL commented in my status, and I love doggies, so I just had to come say I'm so sorry. It's okay to be sad, scared, bummed, upset and even devastated when something happens to your buddy. Heck, they're more loyal, loving, selfless and generous than most of us. I hope you find a way to get through this with your friend.
    2360 days ago
  • v STLRZGRRL
    NOT "just" a dog... but better than 95% of the people by any measure you can name!

    How old is Sully?

    I had some tough times with my Shadow over a torn ligament but I bought him what I hope was good quality of life with anti-inflammatories and rest...

    He was 15 when that back knee blew out on him the last time and I was not going to subject him to a surgery... it's so hard to know what is the right thing to so for these guys... but I know you will find that pooch a way to get relief...

    I am concentrating every positive thought I have right at Sully... Get better, pal!!!
    Tracey


    2360 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    I am SOOOO sorry about poor Sully. Our beloved goldens are NOT just dogs -- they are central in our hearts and lives and deserve that status with their loving companionability.

    All the best to Sully for full recovery (at not too great a cost to you!).
    2360 days ago
  • v BIGDAD1211
    Praying for Sully. May God Bless Him with healing,
    In Jesus Name
    Greg
    2360 days ago
  • v DAWNWS1
    The first thing I thought when I read your blog was "he's not JUST a dog!" but I see lots of others have gotten there before me!! I hope the vet has given you some options other than surgery to help him out. I'm so sorry, I know how hard it is when our "kids" are hurting! Please keep us posted. emoticon
    2360 days ago
  • v LINDA25427
    Sorry about your dog . Hope everything works out for you . God bless. emoticon
    2360 days ago
  • v ANGELCOWBOY1
    Like all the other Sparkers before me, I am sending up prayers for Sully. Our pets are so much more to us than just dogs or cats or ... they are much beloved family.

    God's blessings for you and Sully.
    2360 days ago
  • v USARUNNERGIRL
    Sorry about your baby. I can relate. I hope the vet will be able to give an alternate solution for the ACL.
    2360 days ago
  • v HONEYBEADS
    Our dogs are such wonderful gifts from God! I hope that your special companion feeling much better very soon!
    God Bless you,
    Lorrie emoticon emoticon
    2361 days ago
  • v DAISYBELL6
    I will send up prayers for you and your best friend.

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    2361 days ago
  • v NO_SNOW_BODY
    He is not only a dog, he is family and a child. I know that it is painful to see our family in pain. I hope they have some options that you can afford and will help him heal quicker
    2361 days ago
  • v ABIGAILSING
    I am praying for your beloved pet. God cares for them too. We had a golden lab and she was such a blessing to us. She finally got so down with arthritis that she could hardly move. It broke our hearts. Praying healing for yours.
    2361 days ago
  • v DAYHIKER
    I echo the thoughts and prayers of your other SparkFriends, Peggy. I love my critters and our golden/lab mix was one of the best and most missed of my furry family!
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    2361 days ago
  • v FURBALLDTH
    My prayers are with you both! He's not just a dog. He's unconditional love, companionship and part of your life. emoticon
    2361 days ago
  • v BIGDAD1211
    He is not only a dog my friend, he is family! I will be saying a prayer for Sully. May God bless him with healing.
    In Jesus Name
    Greg
    2361 days ago
  • v IUHRYTR
    They are our loyal babies. Doggie prayers for regained health. Depending on your available time, how about asking the vet if you could work off some of the bill at the vet's office and kennels? Might work. Be strong. -- Lou
    2361 days ago
  • v DSCHONDOG
    I will be praying. I do not even have words to express how sorry I am that this happened to your wonderful Sully. My Lhasa, Shelly, is my best friend. I just can't imagine what it would be like if she were facing the same thing.

    Please let us all know what happens.

    Take care,
    Dawn
    2361 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/8/2009 10:30:37 AM
  • v SLCB1023
    Oh I so sorry to hear. Pets are such caring friends. No demands, just honest and straighforward with their love and devotion. I hope the vet has some options for you and your buddy. emoticon
    2361 days ago
  • v -TAMI-
    Peggy, he is not ONLY a dog....
    He is a kind, loving, generous creature of God who teaches human beings how we should act towards one another.
    He is a friend who comforts you when you're sad and makes you smile when you need it most.
    He is the most sane member of the family when most everyone else is totally dysfunctional.

    I could go on and on but I know you understand.

    I hope you get some good news from the vet. Give Sully a big hug and some belly scratching action from me. emoticon
    2361 days ago
  • v BZYBOYSMOM
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    2361 days ago
  • v BETHSHEALTH
    He's not only a dog, he's your friend. Just like people they get older and thing wear out. I hope something can be done.

    Beth
    2361 days ago
  • v VISUALLYRICS
    Oh Peggy I am so sorry.....of course he is your best friend. emoticon I will be thinking fo you today......pets are such wonderful gifts from God. ~ Laura
    2361 days ago
  • v 4ANEWME2DAY
    I will pray for your fur friend. emoticon
    2361 days ago
  • v FITKAT2010
    Hon, I am so sorry to hear this. I agree, dogs and cats especially have my heart!

    Hugs and kittie kisses for you both!


    2361 days ago
  • v ZVER1028
    Absolutely they are part of the family. I hope that there will be other options!

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    Lisa
    2361 days ago
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