Hi friends! It may have been a rainy, dark day yesterday, but it felt like a bright, sunshiney day for us! The vet had great news for our little Mabel. It has nothing to do with her spine! She has torn her ACL. Now that is not good news of course. However, this injury is different in dogs as compared to humans. This injury is similar to a sprained joint we might have. Painful and swollen, but not needing surgery. Non-surgical recovery using careful activity restriction is almost always the best first-choice treatment option for dogs. Small dogs almost never need surgery for these type of injuries. The vet told us it usually takes 2 months of pain medication and restricted activity to know if the dog has re-stabilized the joint.
The relief! Imagine our relief when told her holding her back leg up had nothing to do with her spine. Oh happy day! No euthanasia in the near future. Praise the Lord.
I want to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers for our little Mabel! You friends are so caring.
Now for my friends who are Packer fans. Guess who the vet compared Mabel to? Jordy Nelson. ;) Mabel's problem is not sports related though. Hers is degenerative. Jacob has a Jordy Nelson jersey. A little too big for Miss Mabel. Wouldn't she look cute in a tiny, pink Nelson jersey? ;)
Stitching and praying,