Saturday, December 28, 2013

An Unexpected Christmas Eve

Please join us in a #pawcircle of healing and prayer for my boy Gibson. We had a very scary Christmas Eve...a sudden snow squall happened that at first was beautiful, but it turned icy very quickly, like in seconds. While outside with the furbabies, my boy Gibson slipped in the icy snow and went down crying. He could not walk and we did get him back inside by semi-carrying him (he is 95 pounds of wooly Husky!). He needs assistance with a sling to go "out" as he can not walk on his own. It appears to me that he may have torn his other CCL (he tore his left one last year and we were advised that he could blow out his other in a year or so, and it's been a little over a year). As most of you know, he is a canine epileptic, and has had a weak hind end for years as a result of meds, which adds to my concern. It is unclear at this point whether it is indeed a cruciate issue, even though does appear to be, and if he will ultimately need a double surgery on his back legs. He is on pain meds now and I have been in conference with our wonderful vet, Woundwear, and the folks on the Canine Epilepsy Resources EPIL-K9 list since Christmas Eve and everyone has just been so supportive and helpful. I will keep everyone posted on my boy as we progress. Your prayers, positive thoughts, and healing energies are all very welcome and very, very much appreciated.

Harley has not left Gibson's side since his accident. She sleeps with him on his bed every night. Above she rests her head almost protectively over his bad leg.

Even Bandit, our resident wild child, has been out of sorts since Gibson fell. She was the one out in the yard running and flying like the wind in the snow, even jumping over Gibson, when he decided to get up and run with her, and they were partially hidden from my view from the deck, but I believe when he went to get up and run, he slipped on the slick icy snow. I think she feels it's somehow her fault, and we've even told her it isn't...but, she was also running with Wolf when he got hurt, and now Gibson. Poor girl has a case of the blues simply because she was just simply doing what Huskies love to do, fly, and play in the snow.

And as the saying goes, "When it rains, it pours," and it apparently is pouring quite a bit here. Our Chloe, above, has developed what appears to be an interdigital cyst or tumor on her paw. She is currently on antibiotics, tea bag soaks, and has to go back in a week for an Xray if there is no improvement to be sure it's not a tumor.

Harley is back in her brace after overdoing it in the snow...this past spring she hurt her leg by acting like a puppy and spinning after her tail 10 pupazillion times resulting in a rotating tear of her cruciate. Thankfully, the brace is giving her the support she needs, and along with rest (with truly is a four-letter word to a Siberian Husky), she seems to be recuperating...again! Here she's relaxing under the Christmas tree with Wolf.

And how's Wolf, you may ask? He is doing very well post-surgery on Halloween for his blown cruciate. He has energy and is now putting almost full weight on his leg. Of couse, he is spoiled and just loves bed hopping from the living room to the bedroom and back. And he is my shadow...since his surgery, he is literally under my feet or right next to me. If I get up 10 times, he will look or follow me. But I love it. He is well and on the mend, and I couldn't be happier!

With Gibson's accident and all the various stages of rehabbing going on here, we may be off the grid for a bit and hope everyone will excuse us...and please don't forget about us! We will be back! I have Christmas updates to post, but they will be a little late. I will in between try to stop by and visit blogs, but if I don't comment for a while, please know I will try to catch up! I will be doing periodic status updates on our furkids on our open Facebook community page, too, and you don't have to be on Facebook to read along as we keep our page open. Just check in on us HERE.

Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and positive energies coming this way...they mean the world to us.



  1. Oh dear, what a tough time! We hope Gibson will be OK and all the rest of the pups too. Tell Bandit not to blame herself. Our Dakota tore hers just turning the wrong way in the yard. It just happens.

    All paws crossed for all of you.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Oh that nasty ice! It does come out of nowhere. I'm so sorry about Gibson. Sending good thoughts.

    Mango Momma

  3. Oh no!
    Poor soo sorry to read about these bad news!
    We are all thinking of all the ill babies and sending prayers for them.
    The new year MUST be better for all of you!
    I wished we could help!
    Thinking of you

  4. Oh my goodness, we are all sending our best purrs and prayers to sweet Gibson. Hugs to dear Chloe and Harley too.

  5. Omg....what a treacherous holiday season u r having!!
    First of all I am glad Wolf is doing better and healing nicely....and i am sending all the husky hugz in the world to u all.....i hope your New Year starts better then this one left off! (Healthier) xxxooo

  6. What a way to start out a new year. This has to get better for all of you. We send out POTP and prayers to Gibson and also to the rest of the pack who also need POTP.

  7. Crossing my Golden PAWS for healing powers. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. Sending you our love!

    Stop on by for a visit

  9. Prayers for your sweet boy! How is he doing?

    Monty and Harlow