Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Final Countdown

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.

**Thanks to everyone who said they will be thinking of Maggie May and sending "easy recovery vibes" her way!!**

3 comments:

  1. awww. 10 hours.
    i do believe the silver lining is - you are now 10 hours from maggie may being on her way to having a healthy knee cap. saying a little prayer for you guys. hang in there - i'm sure everything will be just fine. :)

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  2. Can't wait to see pictures of Maggie "all bitter" as Jackson would say! I have a huge dog crate too if you ever need to borrow one:) Its hard to keep them down when they have such adventurous personalities! I am near sneaking in through the window when I come home so Camo doesn't try to run out the door everytime its opened! Good Luck Today!!! Im thinking about all of you:)

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  3. well , this is all so incredible . I wonder nature is so mysterious.

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