Thursday, June 21, 2012

Post Surgery Update: Chance's Hip

At 8 p.m. EDT tonight, June 21, I received a call from the Veterinary surgeon who worked on Chance's hip surgery. He said that the surgery went well, BUT, it appears that the hip was out of joint a LOT longer than 2 weeks (when he was found and turned into the Prince George's County animal shelter. This poor dog has been in pain a LONG time- and it's just heartbreaking that some idiot could be so cruel to another living thing.
 -The surgeon did say that because the leg has been out of joint for so long, therapy would help speed the recovery, so we're going to get that done, too.
 -One other thing that he said was that when he was operating, they found a large what appeared to be fatty mass next to his groin area that was filled with pus (sorry). Of course the surgeon removed it, but asked if I wanted to have it tested for cancerous cells. I told him "Yes!" - He said that dogs often get these fatty tumors (and Chance has several on the outside), so we're hoping for the best. 
  We may be able to pick him up tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday. We're just glad he'll be able to start walking on all fours again in a while.
  We're so glad we could take him in through the DC Weimaraner Rescue and get him the care he needs to heal and be pain free.  Thanks to all for your good wishes and support.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next