My knee is healing quickly from surgery and I already started going to physical therapy. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well wishes. You are greatly appreciated.
Yesterday, I had surgery to repair a torn ligament in my knee. The surgery went well and now I am home recovering.
A few days ago, I told Gwen I was actually looking forward to the surgery, because I am tired of my knee hurting all the time. Gwen responded, “I’m looking forward to the surgery too, because I am tired of hearing you complain about your knee hurting all the time.”
I’m feeling the love. LOL
Ben had knee surgery yesterday. The doctor stabilized the knee, so it will not pop out of place anymore. He also repaired a torn ligament.
I picked Ben up this afternoon and brought him home. He is doing as well as could be expected. His leg hurts and he limps a lot. He also spends a good deal of time crying.
I took the above picture about 30 minutes after he took his pain medication, so he was in a good mood.
I put tie-down stations around the house and in the back yard. This will allow Ben to walk around, but prevents him from getting on furniture and from running.
The other dogs have been great with Ben. They each walked slowly up to Ben and sniffed him. They come and check on Ben from time to time and gently lick his face.
Ben’s brothers are all behaving well; however, Ben is not allowed to be unsupervised around any of them. I don’t want any of our other dogs to accidentally hurt Ben or to mess with Ben’s stitches.
I know the next few days are going to be hard on Ben, but his family loves him and we are all going to take great care of him.
Baby Ben’s knee is dislocated and he will need surgery to repair it. Apparently, the knee would pop out of place and then pop back into place. This explains why the regular veterinarian didn’t see it on the x-rays.
I took Ben to an orthopedic veterinarian, Dr. Newman, and he was able to diagnose the problem and said the only way to fix it was to surgically stabilize the knee.
Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday and then he will need six weeks of rehabilitation to ensure complete healing of the joint.
We are all praying for a quick and full recovery.