Well, here we are just 19 hours until Maggie May goes into surgery. Although Jr and I are nervous wrecks........we have complete and total faith in Dr. W. It has been said that orthopedic surgery is his specialty. Tonya, the vet tech, informed us that recovery can take 2 to 4 weeks. She must be crated for the first week, and keep a good eye on her after that. She may want to do more than her leg will allow.
Tonya recommended that we get her used to the crate so that she is not climbing the walls when she is left in there for the next week. I have a feeling that may happen anyway. Our good friend Paula lent us a very nice, spacious, wire dog crate --thanks Paula. We brought it in the house today and left it in the living room with the door open and a bed inside. I am curious to see which cat I find sleeping on the bed when I get home from work today. My money is not on Maggie, but on Maya. Tonight I will try to get her used to it, by feeding her dinner with the door closed.
She will be checked into the vet at 8:30 am Wednesday morning, at which time we will go over the estimate, sign consent forms, schedule a pick up time..........and be nothing but optimistic about what the next hours hold for her.
This morning we told Maggie to make sure she plays super hard today, it will be her last chance for a while.