Friday, September 19, 2008
Livin' On A Prayer
Well, just got home from Mag's staple removal appointment. Staples have been removed....YAY! Maggie's right leg is perfect....her left patella is not out of place, it may be a little off some of the time. That is why she is walking a little funny. However, Dr.W said that with time and as scar tissue forms it could be normal or there may be a chance we have to do a little more tweaking.
The bone structure in Maggie May's left leg is very deformed and she may never walk normally and we may have to just deal with that as long as it is not causing pain. She is still taking her pain medication, Metacam and the joint supplement Cosequin. We are hoping the Cosequin will help to heal and repair some of the joint damage in the knees and ward off arthritis.
Time will tell and we will pray/purr that everything heals up and no further surgery is required. Gotta keep positive! Although, I am still a big ball of nerves every time Maggie comes out to walk for a few minutes. I watch every step, feel her knees, call Jr into the room to see if he thinks she is walking differently. I have become obsessed! But, Maggie is being the best sport in all of this. She doesn't even seem to mind the crate and carrier anymore. Which is good because Dr. W recommended 2 more weeks of confinement! Please send purrs our way and think good thoughts for Mags!
**Lori and Sweet Pea, we were very happy to hear that the consult went so well and that surgery is not needed at this time. Sending purrs your way!**