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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Newsy Tuesday: Welcome Home, Chloe!


Our sweet Chloe is home from the hospital and is settling in. She is pretty heavily sedated & resting to allow time to heal. Chloe had double Bilateral Cruciate Imbrication as she tore both her CCLs (ACLs), blew both meniscuses. The surgeon said her cruciates were a mess, but he felt the surgery went very well. Chloe is young, just four, and the best guess is she either was born with weakened knees or after a spill, it became weaker and she started relying on her good leg, thereby weakening that one too and it was just a matter of time before they just snapped.

When we first arrived home from the hospital, she received such a happy warm "wooo" welcome from our other Sibes! They are very happy to have her back home, although our alpha queen Harley, the Pupsters surrogate momma, has been frantic and very anxious. We can see how she worries about Chloe and just wants to be sure she is okay.

 "Wooo!  Chloe is home!"

 "We missed you so much!" Says Bandit with a kiss for Sis.
 
For the most part, Chloe is pretty sedated. At times, she will wake up frantic and thrash her E-collar around in an attempt to get it off. Then she settles back down as the meds kick in. She will need to be kept in her confined area and wear an E-collar for the next eight weeks. Hu-Dad carries her out for her "nature" calls, and she is assisted with the help of a sling. On the 20th, Chloe will go back to the surgeon to have her staples removed from both legs. So each day home now is another day of healing.

In the meantime, Hu-Dad made a ramp to make a step-free access to the yard for Chloe when she is able to start walking again. (We have a high ranch house, so steps in and out everywhere! Talk about a good campaign for a low-style ranch house!) Here we are introducing the rest of our Sibes to the ramp and teaching them how to walk on it. Bandit now loves it - she thinks it a playground!


I'd like to give our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our wonderful surgeon and our vet and his team for taking such wonderful care of Chloe every step of the way. And thank you, all our wonderful and caring friends from Blogville for all your good wishes & prayers! So proud to be part of this community! And so very happy to have our Chloe baby home! 


 ❤ We love you, Cozy Buttons! ❤

23 comments:

  1. Welcome home sweet Chloe, how cute very buddy greeting you
    Benny & Lily

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  2. We are so glad Chloe is home where she can rest and heal surrounded by her Pack. We send White Dog woos of healing energy and positive thoughts.

    Kudos to dad for the great ramp! We built one when YoYoMa came to live with us and now all of the WDA uses it and loves it.

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  3. Welcome home Chloe. Those 8 weeks sure seem like a long time, but they will be over soon. We, too, live in a house that requires stairs for entry and one does worry. Make sure to take all your medication and watch for infection. Keep us posted on your progress.

    Slobbers,
    mango

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  4. Yay!!! Welcome back home, Chloe! I am so glad she is back with her family. I know the next 8+ weeks will be very difficult for you all, but it sounds like everyone is taking it in stride.

    Please keep us updated on her condition. Can't wait to see her moving around like her old self!

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  5. Welcome home, Chloe. We can't help thinking how you must be wondering what rocked your world. You have a long road back but you couldn't be in better hands for that process. We are sending you our very strongest sibe vibes for a speedy and complete recovery. Hugs to all.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  6. Glad to hear that Chloe is home! We hope those eight weeks go by in no time and everything heals as it should!!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Brutus & Ellie

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  7. Cloe, chloe, chloe! so glad you are home. please be careful with woo's knees! best sibe vibes for heeling quickly and completely!

    hugs,
    wild dingo, juno and loki

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  8. I am so very happy Chloe is home where the healing family energy is the greatest. We send our best healing purrs to precious Chloe.

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  9. Welcome home, Chloe! We're sending healing vibes, magical basset drool, prayers, crossed paws and more your way.

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  10. Welcome Home Chloe! We will continue to send healing vibes in your direction!

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  11. Bless your little heart,sweet Chloe! Bailey & I send paw hugs & tons of well wishes!

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  12. Oh Chloe! So glad you're back home. One day at a time - it'll pass quickly!

    -Bart and Ruby

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  13. We're glad she's home and resting. Our Morgan is doing pretty well too. She saw the doctor yesterday and he says he's pleased considering her age and the weakness in her other leg. One week down, seven or so to go.
    The Porties

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  14. So glad to hear Chloe is home surrounded by healing love. Looks like you are in for a long stretch with her...we hope you know our Sibe Vibes are for you and your family as well. Like Rottrover said, one day at a time.

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  15. So glad to hear that Chloe is home and recovering!
    Hu-Dad did a great job on the ramp, that will make things so much easier!

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  16. I hope she heals quickly

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://www.dogisgodinreverse.com

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  17. I am very happy to see her at home too!
    I am sure everything is going to be ok and she will be fully recovered soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  18. On my dogs & stars! We had no idea Chloe was having such big issues =- hope her recovery goes well. Our Dad just got a "new knee" a few weeks ago, & we've been furry busy taking care of him, we haven't been reading blogs much. He doesn't have to wear an E-collar, but we hear ya on those meds - he gets woozy too.

    We send Sibe Vibes & Husky hugs to dear Chloe,
    Jack & Moo

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  19. Welcome home beautiful Chloe! I am so happy to read you are back safe and sound with your Pack, being showered in love and care! We missed you! The photos of your fursibs rejoicing at your return home really pulled at our heartstrings, especially the one of Bandit kissing you. <3

    The ramp is pawsome! What a great dad you have!

    We continue to pray for your healing success. You are in the best hands and paws possible so we have no doubt that by the time snow hits you will be playing as if this never happened! :->

    Suka and K

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  20. Welcome home, Chloe! We are thinking of you and sending you lots of sibe vibes!

    Mochi & Bali

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  21. So pleased Chloe is home. Sending buckets loads of positive thoughts and vibes for her recovery.


    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  22. So glad the surgery went well and Chloe is back home recovering :) So sorry we are just finding out about her terrible ordeal now :( Mom and I have been having a difficult time keeping up with everyone in a timely manner :( Sending Chloe lots of healing vibes and tons of hugs to all of you!

    The Roo Family

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