The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-08-28

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ventura's surgery and an almost Elvis sighting

This morning Ben and I drove Ventura to the vet to have the pin removed from his leg.  Here he is on the way looking mopey.  But with a piece of metal poking out a leg bone I think he's entitled to look  tweaked.   

Ventura going to the vet

It went much quicker then I expected and we returned to get him at 10:30.  Here's the spike they pulled out of him next to a pencil; HUGE, right?

Venturas pin

Now he's resting all comfy and cozy, Ginger made sure of it.

Ventura sleeping it off

Oh! And speaking of Ginger,  ever hear of people seeing Elvis in everyday things?  Well this next thing is kind of like that.

Ben calls me,  Ma, C'mere...  You gotta see this!  

So I go and look and yep Ben's right.

gingers stiletto

While we were gone Ginger peed a Jimmy Choo.

peeking ginger

That's one talented mini pin....

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ventura's Broken Leg

Ventura's road from racer to pet started with a broken leg in February.  Once a dog doesn't race well or is injured badly (and assuming they are very lucky) a rescue organization arranges to get them.  I don't know all the logistics but it involves a long truck ride for the dogs - And many human volunteers.

Ventura's career ending broken leg wasn't treated in February. And not in March or April either.  His broken leg wasn't treated until mid-May when he got to New Jersey.   No one is sure what happened exactly but when he arrived in May he had a three month old break in his right back leg.  He didn't walk on it and I was told it was twisted and really a mess.

They took him to surgery ( Not all Greyhound Rescues take dogs with medical issues but Greyhound Friends of NJ does) and put in some pins and screws.  I know, I saw them all on X-Ray.

Yesterday I took him for his first vet visit and talked about that whole area because it's just not healing well.  In fact, it was kind of open and draining.

Ventura's Vet said one of the pins (that was actually a screw) would have to come out soon and was looking into today.  It would have been easier if it backed out on it's own but he was going to consult the vet who did the surgery and someone who does orthopedic surgery in his practice and call me back...  In the interim I waited... and Ventura waited.

Here he is  this morning waiting in a Sun Spot....

This afternoon I'm upstairs and Ben calls me to come look at his leg.

And hm, worse...

Definitely worse.

The head of screw is now coming out.

It's easier to see on bigger versions but I didn't want to make these too big for people who don't want to see them big.  This last one is a big much.

I called the Vet and he said it has to come out.  Tomorrow - Oh, heavy sigh.  I have to bring him in tomorrow morning for surgery.  I've gotten so attached to him in this week and now I have to drop him off for surgery.  

  I can't believe I have to drop him off for surgery in the morning.  


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