On the Mend


Last week, our three-year-old boxer had knee surgery to fix a badly torn ACL. We knew it was a major surgery, but we weren't prepared for the dog we picked up Wednesday. He was listless and in a lot of pain. He wasn't himself at all. After a few sleepless nights and exhausting days (we have to watch him closely so he doesn't use his leg too much or irritate his stitches, and had to rush him to the pet hospital Saturday when his stitchs started bleeding out of nowhere), I think we've made it through the worst of it, but it's been a little bit of a wake up call. 

As much as we love Tank (we even joke that we have become "that" crazy dog couple"), sometimes having a dog can be too much about logistics. Which one of us is going to get home from work first to walk him? Which one of us is going to get up Saturday morning to take him out? Who feed the dog? Who is going to watch him while we're away next weekend? 

This surgery has made us take a step back and remember that we're lucky to be his owners.


Leslie said...

So sorry to hear about your dog's surgery and I hope he's feeling better soon.

Adrienne said...

Aww, hope your pup is recovering smoothly! It's hard to watch them be in so much pain and discomfort.

We had to get our 2 year old pup knee surgery (a luxating patella) and it's been a process. We've been doing water therapy (yes, for the dog - we're crazy dog people as well) and I have noticed a great improvement. :)