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My 4-legged Fur Baby is slowly on the mend!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Olive. Oh my sweet Olive!
Complete freak accident 4 weeks ago when she yelled out in pain while playing on the floor with her ball (???). We wouldn't have believed so much damage could happen had we not seen it for ourselves.
Something was very wrong. Olive was in massive pain and couldn't move.

Randy took her to vet ER that night. The next morning more doctors, an MRI and a trip to a puppy neurologist (amazing!). Olive had ruptured a disc and needed emergency surgery. She's only 3 1/2. We were so scared for her. She's too young for this nonsense!
She stayed in the animal hospital for a couple of days and then we were given strict orders: Olive was not allowed to walk at all for 4+ weeks. Had to stay in her crate 24/7 and we had to carry her to and from potty breaks.

She needs physical therapy daily, ice and heat packs 3x daily, and lots of pills. Strangely, she is taking some of the same meds I take for my EM (oh no!).

Can a dog be depressed? Absolutely. She just cries and gives the saddest puppy eyes ever. We are not allowed to hold her. I think that part is the worst.

We have had to force feed her water for 2 weeks, and she didn't want to eat at first. Thank you SO much to those who suggested a few tricks to help (MAMADWARF you're my hero right now!).

The busy post-op schedule of our furry kid has been taking a huge toll on my body. I'm just not able to pick up 24 lb snoring bowling ball numerous times a day for potty breaks, barf duty, water syringe, yadda yadda. But I don't really care about my disease screaming and flinging extra pain my way right now since I just want Olive to heal (yes yes yes!).

So now we wait to see the end results of Olive's surgery. She might not be able to use her hind legs when all the dust has settles. Might need one of those doggy wheelchair doo-dads. Ooooooh I hope she recovers well.
She did sit up on her own a few days ago, which was grrrrrreat. Yes, she toppled over soon after, but STILL, we were happy!

So I continue to pray for my wonder pup Olive. And I sincerely thank those of you who are doing the same for her (what a blessing!).

I am reading this now and realize I might sound like and obsessed pet owner. And well, I guess I am, so I will wear that badge proudly : ).

Keep y'all posted.
'Nuff said for now,
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    I'm hoping and praying that Olive is getting stronger every day. Being an obsessed doggie mommy is a great thing. After all, the love we receive from our fur babies is truly unconditional. So they deserve to have us do the same for them.
    1492 days ago
    Oh Bren! I am praying for Olive. I am
    so sorry to hear this has happened.
    Please keep us updated on her recovery and
    how she is doing.
    1505 days ago
    What a terrible thing to happen. I remember one time, I was getting up from the couch and sure enough, something popped. I couldn't put weight on my left leg. I partially tore a tendon. Yeah!

    I really do hope, your beloved Olive recovers quickly and without a puppychair.

    1508 days ago
    You are an awesome doggie mom. If she needs a wheelchair, it is no big deal. Dogs adapt to them extremely quickly. Dogs adapt to just about everything quickly.

    If you can maybe sit with her on the floor, you can pet her. Give her the love and attention that you can.
    1509 days ago
    You sound like a loving pet owner. Someone caring. I will hope for a full recovery for the pup,
    1509 days ago
    Ohhhhh I'm so sorry for her and for you! I know how terrible it can be to watch your dog be in pain and not be able to help. (((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))).
    1509 days ago
    Poor little friend! They depend on us so much. Praying for the best. emoticon
    1509 days ago
    Oh Bren, I'm so sorry about your poor baby. emoticon You're not obsessed.. you're a dog-mom. Nothing strange about that. You're doing what I always did whenever my baby girl was injured or sick. All of us who love our animals feel this way. Praying for you and your baby Olive. emoticon
    1509 days ago
    Prayers for your dear sweet Olive! Thank you for the update! Please keep us posted!
    Love you,
    1509 days ago
    Wow, I had no idea! Poor Olive. I hope she heals soon and can walk again.
    1509 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Our furchildren are precious members of our households. Hope Olive heals without requiring the doggy wheels (two of our neighborhood pets have these which seem to distress the owners more than the animals).

    Sending hugs and healing wishes to both of you.
    1509 days ago
    1509 days ago
    It's not obsessed, it's love!!! I think about your sweet girl off and in throughout the day and send prayers for healing to both of you!! ❤️❤️
    1509 days ago
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