Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Toe Tale

First of all, thank you all SO much for your sweet emails and blog comments wondering how it all went with Maisie yesterday. They really warmed our hearts!

It's been an interesting week to say the least...here's what happened...

~ Maisie decided to take off the cast HERSELF once again on Tuesday. (James said that in dog years, she thought it was time).

~ We took her right in to the Vet where they decided to x-ray her a few days early.

~ Our Vet said that the toe looked healed to her but there was a small hole in the middle that had not filled with bone yet.

~ She left Maisie's cast off and told us she would consult a Radiologist on Friday to make the final call.

~ Maisie was a crazy dog the rest of the week. Linda needs medication now.

~ Yesterday evening, it was decided by the Docs that her toe was healed with a slight malformation. The cast is off for good though! TRIPLE YAY!

Maisie is limping a bit and holding her paw up occasionally but that's normal because her foot muscles are so weak. We are supposed to baby it for another week or so and then she should start to have a normal life again.

What a two months this has been. I have a few new grey hairs, an aching back and our house is such a mess that the vacuum is running for the back door. All in all...what a relief...what a journey...what a dog!!

Thanks again for going along for the ride with me...and for helping me keep my sanity. I couldn't have done it without you! xox

18 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Yay! Wonderful news! I am so glad the cast is off for good. Her foot will only get stronger now. :)
I am so excited to see you guys next week!
XO
M & E

Rebecca said...

Great news! Now to get your life back to normal.

NeereAnDear said...

WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! HATS OFF TO YOU ALL!!

I am so happy to hear that after all that Maise will be ok... it has been crazy for you hasnt it?

Bless her heart.. they are so worth it though ... when they give you those big brown eyes look... omg melt my heart...

HUGS TO YOU

JO

Sandy said...

ahhh.she is adorable. Love your art so much. Your animal paintings are terrific.

sandy

Joy Logan said...

SO happy the cast is off!!! My doggie chewed his staples out when we got him fixed! We had to race him back and that time he got a hood to keep him from reaching it! Good choices of art you made,in the blog below! Love them both!

kate said...

That is wonderful news! Lytton and I did a dance for you all. What a relief that must be - yippee!

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda: I'm so happy for you and Maisie as well. I'm just now starting the spring ritual of fighting off Jr's ear infection in his right ear.

Hey, if you get a chance, I'm having another contest on my blog for a free print. It's "Dancing Fiona" the Bull Terrier!!

Kim
Garden Painter Art

jaYne @ The Oddbird Studio said...

Please go kiss that puppy dog and hug yourself. You both deserve it and I can't be there to do it myself... lol...

Lynne said...

SO SO Glad that all is well with Maise! She's been in our thoughts and prayers... and we hope that she is not desitined for another vet visit for a very, very long time!

Puppy hugs from Liberty and Ellie... and a big human hug from me!

Karine said...

Yay! The cast is finally off! We are so glad to hear it. Kisses to you and Maisie from Pono and Karine.

Freshly Found said...

I have 2 German Shepherds who I love so much! It is always difficult when they have to live with medical additions!

Patience-please said...

Oh I am so very delighted for you all!!! (As in all of you, not y'all.)

smiles-
Patience

Jonna said...

that's great news. She will be 100% in no time.

Joy Logan said...

HEY you! I am tagging you also on the me-me,thought you had been tagged or you woulda been way up on my list. Tell me bout you kiddo. I know the doggies already.

Joy Logan said...

OMG I just went over to cre8tiva's site from yours. What a sad thing for her to deal with.

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda: Thanks for coming over to enter the contest. I noticed that you changed your blog avatar!!

Kim

Mutt Nutt said...

Linda, it is 2 months you cannot take back. Good thing Dr. Maisie removed the cast and now she just has to take it easy. What a beautiful face she has!

Ruth Welter said...

Linda, that cracks me up that is has been taking off her own cast. See, she knew she was healed and figured...Mom and Dad, please already, get this thing off so I can resume getting into trouble. : )