Jeep is definitely well on the road to a full recovery. She had her staples removed from her incision. Her leg is healing up nicely and she is getting antsy to get some real play time in with Dot. That is so NOT going to happen, Jeep!) She is not keen on taking it easy until Halloween.
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.
I just spoke with Dr. Scot, Jeep’s amazing vet at the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital. He said that our friend’s surgery went very well and that she is snoozing in recovery. (I wonder if she is snoring?)
We anticipate picking her up between 4 and 5 pm today and bringing her home where she will begin her own long road to recovery. Good girl, Jeep!
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.
What a fantastic Opening Day! Jeep made the rounds to all four schools and saw so many smiling faces. She enjoyed showing off her fluff and greeting her friends. Welcome Back!
Jeep hopes all her kid friends are enjoying their last day of summer vacation as much as she did!
Jeep is back at work today with the teachers and staff. She is eager to see all the kids tomorrow for the First Day of School.
Jeep really makes a splash in the video below. How can one pool be so much fun?