Jeep continues to do well post-surgery. We removed her top bandages and this afternoon the smaller band-aid will also be removed. Hopefully, she won’t lick it and have to wind up wearing the dreaded “cone of shame”!
Below you can see the actual x-rays of her knee. The metal pieces are easy to see. Once her bone grows around them she will be better than new.
We are making sure the house is ready when Jeep returns from surgery. Nothing like a double shopping cart run to Menards to make sure we have plenty of carpet runners so our friend won’t slip on our tile and wood floors. We also picked up two orthopedic beds for her to lie on so she will be comfy cozy. Jeep has already tried them out and I think she approves!
Today was Jeep’s “Last Day of School” for awhile. On Monday, she will go in for her knee surgery. Poor Jeep! She will need 6 to 8 weeks to heal before she can return.
In the meantime, Jeep got lots of love and well wishes from kids across the school district this week. I will be posting updates on her progress until she returns. Keep your paws crossed for a speedy recovery!
Our friend did it again! Jeep is going to have surgery on September 9th – this time for her right back leg.
X-rays confirmed that Jeep tore her right CCL which is a ligament (much like a rubber band) that allows her knee to bend. The vet will need to break her shinbone and insert a metal rod and plate into it. This will have to slowly heal, but once it does, she will be better than new!
Jeep is able to walk and you will see her around school through Friday, September 6th. She has to take it easy and not use stairs. She has difficulty standing up from a sitting position. Jeep will have to stay home and heal until Halloween.
Poor Jeep! This means once again NO jumping, NO playing, NO running and NO climbing on couches for 6 to 8 weeks.
I sure hope Dottie Com understands the rules!
In the meantime, when you see her, be sure to get your dose of fluff and wish our fuzzy friend well.
While there has only been one day off since school ended, students and teachers were excited to return this morning for the start of summer school at Thompson Elementary. Students from all schools across the district arrived this morning surprised to learn that the one thing they all had in common was their fluffy friend Jeep. Of course, Jeep was very happy to see all of them!