We’ve been busy. Ronin (2 years) needed TPLO surgery. I was fortunate enough to get him into a clinical trial at LSU which helped some with the costs. TPLO is a repair for the CCL (the equivalent to the ACL). We have been leash walking him since 3 weeks before the surgery, and we have at least 7 weeks to go. Instead of repairing the tendon, they cut the tibia and change the angles of the knee, plates and screws included. He had the procedure September 13, and is doing very well. He’s using that leg when he walks, squatting he does sometimes, but other times he tucks it under. He’s starting to feel pretty good and we’re finding we have to crate him more and more because he’s starting to return to his wild man ways, it’s going to be a long remainder to rehab… His first few days home were pretty rough for everyone involved. He had solid restrooms, but there was some fresh blood. Because of this they asked that we not give him the Rimadyl (it can upset the tummy). He was only taking Tramadol, which from what I’ve read after the fact doesn’t do a whole lot for the pain. The first night home, he was anxious and trembling and it just got worse. I gave up by Saturday afternoon and added in the Rimadyl. The stools cleared up and I’m guessing it was stressed (he doesn’t like to be away from us or his brother) and the pain was reduced in less than 2 hours. Thursday he goes in for his 2 week check, stitches out and rehab appointment. He’s such a big boy we’re spending the extra money for the rehab to help us all out in the long run. Thank goodness we have insurance.
Kali has been adopted by a wonderful man. We’re still working on the poor girl’s nose issue. She has an appointment with LSU today and hopefully they can figure it out. She is the sweetest and it breaks my heart she’s had to deal with this issue this long. I’m still leaning towards fungal by going to LSU, we cut out the middle man since any of the local vets will send us to LSU anyway.
On the infertility front, I just started a new cycle after 60 days. I would have started the 2nd trimester this week, or our child would have been nearing 2 months. I’m dreading November and December at this point. Way too many reminders. Unfortunately I have to pick myself up and live my life. I’m hoping we can get away for the weekend at least once, I need to sit on a beach or in the woods or something and just reflect, I need to be able to let go. There are days I just want to curl up and cry other days I just want to be done. I’m just tired. Tired of failing, tired of being broken, tired of it all. I have been getting back to running. It feels nice to be back out there. Ryker appreciates it too. Ronin however does not like to be left behind. Did I mention he’s spoiled? That’s enough randomness for today. I hope you have a great week.