Friday, May 8, 2009

My poor little button head.


Well, the news is in with my sweet Peanut. She has one knee out and a  ruptured ACL  in the other,  as well as that knee out too. She also has very bad hip dysplasia.  The  Dr. says on a scale of 1-4 she is a 4 . I saw the xray and her hips have   no sockets.  The little bones just hang out there helplessly and put all the pressure  on her knees and then they just cave in. She  needs her hips replaced and has been in chronic pain for who knows how long as hip dysplasia is degenerative . I had no idea, she is only 5 or will be june 15th . I am sick to my stomach knowing  she has been in chronic pain and now  adding  the knee pain, her pain level at this time  the Dr. says is about an 8-10. How can they tell us  they are in pain , bless their  little all giving hearts  ? I feel horrible . I had no idea, it just all visually showed itself  in the last 2 days. My poor little baby . We have her on doggie morphine and a sedative to keep her from moving around to much, yet she still wanted to go for a walk tonight. She keeps  hobbling  over to the door and  plopping  down  and I keep taking her back to the nite nite nest as I call her bed. We  see a specialist hopefully monday. My heart is breaking  to see her in such pain.

11 comments:

lilylovekin said...

Julie, I am so sorry for you and poor poor peanut. I can't imagine how painful this must be for both of you.

Gail said...

Hi Julie, My doggies stroller cost us about £100.00 and that was quite cheap for the UK. She loves it but I'm hoping to get her some new treatment next week for the arthritis (keeping all fingers and toes crossed, lol!) Also, I do have an etsy shop but never use it. I'm not sure if original art sells on there? Love your latest.

Hugs
Gail x

Beth Quinn said...

ohhh julie - this stinks , i feel so bad for peanut ... you both are in my thoughts !!
xo,
beth

Beth Anderson said...

Oh Julie I'm so, so sorry. Poor little thing and poor you. Do take some comfort in the fact that she appears to be in good spirits despite all. Keep her comfortable - you're certainly in my thoughts.

Silke said...

I am so sorry to hear that - for you and your doggie! We've gone through similar things with our dogs and it's heart-breaking and gut-wrenching every time! Sending lots of good thoughts your way! Hugs, Silke

Deb said...

oh julie i didn't know till talking to beth. i'm so sick. she has been a great trooper. never would have know.
in my thoughs!!!

Gloria said...

Julie
I am so sorry to hear the bad news about your sweet penut...I will keep her in my prayers ..and send you lots of courage..thank you for your sweet comments. They always make me feel special...

becca jo said...

oh no! that is so young to have so many joint and bone problems...poor pooch! she is lucky to have such a compassionate owner...

Maija said...

OMG! I am so sorry about your sweet little baby! I'll be waiting to hear what the specialist says on Monday!
ox

Fran said...

My heart is aching for our little sweetie. Such a brave little one. She has so much spirit! Whenever I walk her people stop and say that little one is so full of spirit is just radiants from her. We will have her well soon.

susanc said...

I'm so sorry to read about your dear little Peanut. I hope she can get some relief. Take care.