Friday, October 17, 2008

We're Home

Hi everyone, thank you for your prayers. First of all, the surgery, as I explained earlier, went very, very well. Also, our total cost was on the very low end of the estimate we were given, Prais God.

We are now home and Max is finally resting. It was a long day for my boy. The day started at 7 am with me dropping him off at the vet's office. The hardest thing I had to do was help him get into the kennel in the clinic and say goodbye. I have never seen such a pitiful look and I cried when I got to the car.

We had another nice surprise towards the end of the day. Originally, Aaron had a patient scheduled and he wasn't going to be able to go with me to the vet to pick our boy up. So, a friend from our small group volunteered to help. I am very thankful for her offer, but I was so nervous about two women trying to get a lame 90lb dog in the car and out of the car. Praise God, Aaron ended up getting done early so he was able to help get our baby.
He, Max, was so happy to see us, but still very, very pitiful. We carefully loaded him into the car and headed home. He was very tense the whole way home and kept wanting to get more comfortable. I was sooooo glad Aaron was there when it came time to unload him. He had to lift him out of the car and carry him into the house. There was no way Anna and I could have handled that on our own. I would have broke down crying.

Max had some food, water, and a round of meds, including pain pills. He also went potty, which is excellent after the surgery. He's now, finally, resting comfortably on a comfy bed on the floor. We have a cold pack on his leg, per doctor's orders, and he's holding his new nylabone that we saved for him for the occasion.
Also, Miss Leila Lu is soooo happy to have her brother home. She worries when they are seperated. We did have some problems containing her excitement at first, but she has now calmed down as well. She also got her own special bone for the ocassion. Although she's not as interested as Max is with his. He's curled up on his bed holding his bone in his paws, it's very sweet.
Thank you all so very much for your support, prayers, and thoughts. God Bless you dear friends and readers.

~Love Lauren~

Here is a picture of our patient.

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