Abi's Apparently Hurt Herself Again


Do you all recall this time last year that Abi had to have ACL surgery? 

And she wouldn't leave it alone and as soon as I got her home, I had to turn right around and take her back so they could put the dressing on her wound again?

And then we went through about 8 weeks of misery because I had to watch her constantly? Which is no easy feat.

Just like I've had to watch Charlie through his recent two eye surgeries.

Well, late yesterday afternoon she started hopping around holding one of her back feet up. Her right foot.

I had a moment of sheer panic. 

I picked her up, felt around on the pads of her feet to see if she had anything in there that was hurting her. 

Nope. She never flinched. So it surely can't be her foot.

So I called the vet and, pretty much holding my breath, asked them which leg she had to have surgery on last year.

And yeah, it was her right leg.

So we have an appointment for Friday morning.


Heavens, I just got Charlie's eye surgeries paid for. 

But then I guess in doggy years, the pupsters are 70 years old.

When I would take Charlie to the eye specialist the past two months, we'd be sitting in a waiting room full of people with old dogs having things done like cataract surgery. 


Oh, Abi. 

We live in a one bedroom apartment. I have three sets of doggy steps with carpet for you two. There's no need to jump at all. So why must you jump???

One set of doggy steps to the bed. One to the couch. And one to the chair. 

Which is primarily why I have to get this coffee table out of here. I tend to trip on either the doggy steps or the coffee table when I get up from my chair.

And if Mama goes down, who's going to take care of you two?

Now what Sam fool thing have you done? Torn your ACL again?

Heavens to Pete, I sure wish you could understand what I'm telling you. 

I wish we could go one month without an injury around here of some variety.


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  1. Oh, I know those medical bills are tough. I sure hope Abi has only a sprain or something that will heal itself. You are an amazing Mother! Abi and Charlie are in good hands!

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    1. You and me both. I try to catch her before she even starts to go down the doggy steps to carry her down to the floor instead. Sometimes I can get to her fast enough, sometimes I can't.

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  2. Oh wow, sure hope it's nothing too serious.

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    1. I tell myself it's just what we take on when we have pets. And it's our responsibility to take good care of them. So what happens, happens.

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  3. We just paid $900 for our female boxer to have a small tumor removed last week, and next on the list is for the male to have his teeth cleaned, which also requires anesthesia, so basically it's like paying for a surgery too. SIGH.... pet ownership is simply not a cheap undertaking. Sorry your pup is hurting. Hope it's just a light sprain that will heal itself and be kind to your wallet. xo

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    1. Had to have Charlie's teeth cleaned last year. Or was it this year? Anyway, this time around, they pulled all but two teeth. Don't know if he will have to have those two pitiful teeth cleaned or not!

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  4. Oh no! Aging pets and us owners it's hard! Prayers that she will be OK.

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    1. Linda, you sure know what I mean. Not too long since you lost your cat. It's just the way it is. They don't have the life spans we do. (I'm so glad you have a new rescue kitty to keep you company when the grands aren't around!)

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  5. I'm so so sorry to hear that Abi hurt herself again. I have an older yorkie as well, so I well know how much they love to jump on their beds no matter what you give to assist them! I hope she gets better very soon!!!

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    1. Charlie doesn't jump anymore. He's just too heavy. Maybe a small blessing there. But Abi can really jump. If she hears something, she goes flying off the bed like a bird in flight.

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  6. Oh no! Hoping it is not a tear and just a strain. Good luck tomorrow with the Vet visit.
    It is always something Brenda!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Well, I shouldn't even be moaning. Your Cooper, blessed that he is that you two came along to love him, has it worse. I'm SO glad the treatment is working. I still think of you and Terry as angels to rescues!

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  7. Poor Abbi...hope she will be okay...yeah, when you think they are 70 in human years, there are bound to be things go wrong. If only she would stop jumping...

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    1. Yes, but jumping is just in Abi's nature. I try to grab her before she does. But usually I'm too late.

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  8. Ahh poor Abi and poor you. Hoping she just strained it a tiny bit. Hugs

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    1. Me too. We all love our furbabies so much. To see them hurt makes us hurt too.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about Abbie. Hopefully it is nothing too serious. Just like with human children, our fur-babies seem to constantly have some kind of issue, whether it is an upset stomach or something more serious.

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    1. Like our child babies. Except the child babies grow out of it and grow up. And the furbabies don't.

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  10. My sister has a little Pom who lifts one of his legs occasionally when he walks. Dr. said it was a genetic issue and doesn't hurt him. There is nothing that can be corrected. I hope Abi has only a bruise this time. Gayle Your house looks darling.

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    1. Well, we hopefully won't have to go through this every year. Too hard on her and me both.

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  11. I am very sad about Abi's leg, and so upset by yet another injury to your precious pupsters. It just breaks my heart to see you all suffering so. I wish there was some way I could help. Sending hugs your way...

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    1. Well, like they say, someone else always has it worse. I'll just do whatever I have to do.

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  12. Oh poor sweet Abi!!! Hopefully it's just sore, and not torn. I know my knee bothers me from time to time....and I had the same surgery as Abi!! Give her a cuddle from me. xoxo

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    1. I have a lot of aches and pains. But knock on wood, never had any trouble with my knees.

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  13. Enjoyed your humorous presentation of a trying situation. Best wishes for Friday morning.

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  14. Poor Abi and poor you, Brenda! Vet bills aren't cheap. Molly is always jumping from beds or jumps up and down when she gets excited for a treat. They just don't get it�� Wishing you both luck and prayers when you take her in, my friend!

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    1. Thanks! I'll let you all know. I'm hoping for good news!

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  15. Brenda, Poor Abi and poor you (literally poor)! Vet bills aren't cheap. Wishing you both luck and prayers when you take her in, my friend!

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  16. oh I hope that she'll be ok and it is just a strain or sprain and no surgery needed :(

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  17. such a darling little face.
    my vet knew I had very little money. she allowed me to 'pay it off.'
    not many do that I guess. she was a wonderful person.
    it's the most important money we could spend. they truly are our FAMILY!
    praying for a simple solution for your beloved abi. XO♥

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    1. Actually I'm lucky that my vet is like that too. We're lucky that way. Not many will do that anymore!

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  18. Sending good thoughts for Abi and your wallet!

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    1. My wallet has taken a hit from vet bills lately for sure!

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  19. Oh no :o( I hope it's nothing too serious.

    Tania

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  20. oh no poor abi. good luck at the doctor today. i always remind myself to get pet insurance but still haven't done it. do you any?

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    1. I tried to get pet insurance when they were puppies. But Abi had some problems with her heart, and they turned me down.

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