A few months ago, Ben was playing and hurt his knee. I took him to the doctor several times. They examined his leg and took numerous x-rays.
It looks like Ben damaged a ligament. Luckily, it doesn’t appear to be completely torn. The doctor also found evidence of a bone spur.
Ben was prescribed two rounds of anti-inflammatory medication and pain medications. We tried various other treatments, but nothing worked. Ben is still limping and in obvious pain.
The doctor recommended putting Ben on strict bed rest for 6 to 8 weeks. If that doesn’t work, our only option will be surgery to fix his knee.
Enforcing strict bed rest at home is an imposable task, especially with four other dogs in the house. We decided the best thing for Ben was to let him stay at the veterinarian’s office.
I packed a duffle bag for Ben, so he could have his own bed, blanket, and his favorite dog food. It was sad to leave him, knowing he might not be coming home for two months. I felt like crying, but managed to hold back the tears.
This is going to be hard for Ben, his doggy brothers, and his family. However, it is the best thing for Ben. I look forward to the day when Ben comes home. I hope to watch him run and play with his brothers, without limping in pain.
We love you Baby Ben and we can’t wait to see you again.