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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mabel Update!

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,
Vickie

31 comments:

Brigitte said...

That's good news, Vickie!

Margaret said...

Such good news!!!! I'm so happy for you! Now for Mabel to recover from her ACL injury. I know this can be nasty -- my sister's dog had to have surgery, but she's a big dog as opposed to a small one. So happy it's not a spine injury!

Angela Tucker said...

Yay!! Wonderful news for you and Mabel. It is always better to know the problem so you can plan how to take care of it. Have a beautiful day, Vickie!

Mii Stitch said...

Great news :)

Christina said...

Great news for Ms. Mable. Continued prayers that she heals quickly.

Manuela said...

Wonderful news!
Greetings, Manuela

Ellen said...

Glad to hear Mabel's good news.

Honeybee said...

HOORAAAAAAY!!! Heal well, little Mabel! :O)

Carolien said...

That's good news indeed! Hurray!

Thank you for your sweet mail. My hand is getting better, small step by small step ... I guess I did too much yesterday and have to pay for it today ... I'll be okay :)

Have a great day & Dutch waves, Carolien

Maggee said...

Great news! God is good!

Annie said...

So happy it's not something worse. I'm sure you will give Mabel a lot of TLC to aid in a speedy recovery!

KimM said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU~ (YES! I'M SHOUTING....CAN YOU HEAR ME?!)
Hugs to you and Mabel
xxx

Pull the other thread said...

So happy when I read this post. Delighted to hear your great news, hope she recovers from her injury very soon.

Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful news, you must be so relieved, I hope Mabel has a quick recovery :)
Sending healing smiles :)
Xx

Jackie said...

What a relief! Glad to read your update!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

I am really looking forward for Mabel and of course for you , what a relief . Everything will be fine , a little prayer for you from distant Germany .
Greetings Sandra

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Such good news for you and Mabel. I'm so happy for you.

Terri said...

Yay for Mabel! We're doing our Snoopy happy dance over here :-)

Barbara said...

Such good news about your Mabel. Prayers do get answered!
Blessings

Bea said...

What wonderful news for Mabel and you! I'm so happy for you all.

rosey175 said...

I'm so happy for Mabel! Well, mostly happy as she still has some pain. It's great that she won't need surgery and will still get to enjoy life~ :D

Also from your previous post: that tiny envelope! So cute! :D

gominam said...

Answered prayers:) Happy to hear it's not her spine.

butterfly said...


Great news Vickie , power of the prayer.

Irmeli said...

Such wonderful news for your cute Mabel.

diamondc said...

Mabel: I hope you are doing well today, I have been asking St. Francis to intervene for your health and make you better.
Vickie: Great news on Mabel and no surgery.

Blessings
Catherine

Beth said...

Happy news in that it is not chronic.

Maggie said...

Glad to read that Mabel will be ok.

gracie said...

Gentle goes it for Miss Mabel....

Annette-California said...

Thats great news and what a relief!!! Hope Mabel continues to improve.
love Annette

Carol said...

I'm so happy for Mabel (and you!!), Vickie--what a relief :)

Justine said...

Great news :-)