Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thornwood's Diamond Belle

If you read my blog, you know that our yellow labs, Tucker and Belle, are important family members.
A few of years ago, Belle's ACL (a ligament in the knee) was torn during a doggie play date. It required surgery, and a whole lot of time and care. Then, about 6 weeks into recovery, she slipped on the floor and tore the meniscus in her knee....and they had to go back in and fix that...again, more time (not to mention $$) and pain for the dog. At the time, Belle was 2. She wasn't better until she was 3.
 Belle at 14 weeks...
 Belle this summer....

Saturday, Belle turned 5 and had pulled out lame, very lame on the other leg.
And to top it off it made an awful popping noise.
So, we went to a different vet because he came so highly recommended and he offered physical therapy treatment for follow up after surgery and a different approach to drugs, which were an issue before.
So, if you don't hear from me....I am being a nursemaid to my pooch. She is again recovering which will take a whole lot of time....
Tucker is being a great helper and patient with the change of pace.
I hope to share pics at physical therapy, but we will cross that bridge when we get there.
Take care and give your dog a hug, they are special members of the family....
Nancy

2 comments:

Suzy said...

I hope Belle is back up to par soon! It's so hard to see our beloved pets suffer. Sounds like you are such a good mommy to her.

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