June 11th 2013 8:52 pm
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I went to the vet today and got more bad news. The vet said the reason I can’t walk is because my left hind leg knee is blown out. Normally this can be corrected with surgery but because of my liver problems that is out of the question. He said the only thing they can do is give me another pain medication to take along with the pills I already take. This new medication is a Class II human grade narcotic and strangely it actually cost LESS than the doggy equivalent to Aleeve medication that I take.
Marilynn here – I was all set on having Puffy put down to end his pain and suffering so before we left the house for the trip to the vet, I was walking around our property and I asked God why he couldn’t give me more time with Puffy. All of a sudden, something dawned on me, and that was God HAS given me more time with Puffy as all prior health problems he had pulled through. When Puffy initially had the spinal injury, I just knew he was going to have to be put down, but the cortisone shot did wonders to help the swelling around his spinal cord shrink, and by the next day, his up-turned hind leg was back in its normal position. The spinal injury did reduce the use of his left hind leg, but he didn’t let that stop him from running and playing.
Anyhow, today as I was finishing my walk around our property feeling sad but also at peace as I knew what was to come; my husband carried Puffy out of the house and put him on the ground. Puffy struggled to stand and then dragged himself off towards the back of the property to look for me. My husband went and got him and carried him over to our truck and when Puffy saw me he got excited so Howard (my husband) gently put him on the ground and I’ll be darn if that sweet little dog didn’t come RUNNING to me dragging his now useless left hind leg. It was right then that I decided I could not put him down unless the vet had no other options to offer.
Puffy did not receive cortisone shot because the vet could not administer it today with the medications he is currently taking. He wants to try the human grade pain medication to see if that help, if not, we are to bring him back in one week and he will then get the cortisone shot.
Tomorrow Howard is going to try wrapping Puffy’s knee to give it some stability thus making it easier for him to walk. The vet said a doggy leg brace or wheelchair wouldn’t be feasible.
Thank you all for you prayers, POTP and pressies. Puffy is still mostly crated so he can rest and not slide around on the floors. It’s also so Coco won’t be able to jump on him as that is her manner of playing.
Sending you lotsa POTP Puffy - hope the medicine helps.
you will know when it's time...POTP still
Puff, Mom takes probably the same drug for HER bad knee...it's been EIGHT years and it is still working and she is still here!!!!
BUT, she also still takes the NASAID drug with it. Ask your vet if you can do both!!
Your fresh Chickie is on his way... I put a note on his wing in case he gets lost along the way! Hope you enjoy him! TASTEE!
Puffy ..loves you to much to go any where just yet .. he is so lucky to have you .. and these little ones are fighters to the end ! Puffy , you keep fighting and with rest that knee will grow some scar tissue and you will be able to hobble around. We will keep sending you healing prayers ! We love you !
You are one tough little guy! Get your rest and feel better soon!
Bless you's heart Puffy! You's one tuff pooch. Hang in der!
We r finkin' 'bout yu Puff an' sendin' twuckwoads ob PotP yur way, my fwiend ♥ ❀ ☀
Puff, you are one little tough guy!
We love you :-*
Our thoughts are with you and Puffy. We'll continue to send POTP and love.
Hang in there, Puffy.
Puff, you aren't going anywhere. You are going to be the best pup at me and Coco's wedding. You are going to walk down the isle. You hear me? Your momma is making my momma cry. You are going to be OK!
Love you lots, Puff! You sure have a great Momma and Daddy. POP to you!
Puff, you are the sweetest little fella and we know you got lotsa heart and fight in you to get better. Rest lots and you'll be playing soon. Sending tons of POTP. Love and Hugs to you and your Family, who are super parents.
Hang in there Puffy...You have an amazing fighting spirit, my little pal! Sending you lots of prayers,huggies and kisses!
Now, if I could just open the mailbox by my pawsome self, I'd send you a big fat steak to perk you right up! Love you,mazy
POTP from the Papillon Pack. Warm thoughts and blessings. Stay well and rested Puffy. ♥The Papillon Pack♥ and Laura.