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Tonight after 8, no food. Tomorrow morning we leave for an hour long car ride to take my sweet Golden Retriever Morgan to the veterinary hospital where she will meet with her specialist surgeon who will perform her surgery. She tore her ACL in her knee back in January while out playing in the snow, some may remember my blog. After months of babying it, it hasn’t gotten any better.  Tomorrow is the big day!!

She will have the surgery, hopefully she will wake up from the anesthetic quickly so we can bring her home. I hate the thoughts of her having to stay in the hospital all night without us. The most important thing for her recovery is keeping her down, no jumping, running etc. for a month. She will need 6 to 8 weeks of rehab following.
She is only 3 (in August) and the most loving caring dog you would ever want to know. This past winter she adopted a litter of kittens who were orphaned when their mommy was hit by a car. A friend of mine came to me the day after the accident asking if I could help her out. They were still nursing and she needed someone to take them and raise them. I told her I would try. That very night she brought them to my house and immediatley Morgan took over. She tried (lol) to nurse, but no luck, we fed them with a bottle and Morgan watched every move we made. She carried them, she stimulated them so they would move their bowels,she cleaned them. She mothered them until it was time for them to go. I knew after that, that I had a very special dog.  Yes, this will cost me a small fortune. I had money put away for a deck off the back of my house, but when the vet told me what she needed, there was no question in my mind. The deck would have to wait. Morgan comes first, she deserves it!!

Please pray for her, I just wish you could only meet her, you would fall in love!

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      Terri Quinn wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Bless her heart.She is pretty and precious.



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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.....you gave me chills. She is absolutely beautiful.  She is lucky to have you as well.  Good luck tomorrow.  Will be thinking about you and Morgan.  

      xoxo



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • She’s a beauty! We had our golden’s rear acl repaired earlier this year. He’s doing pretty good, but I think will always walk with a little hobble now. Do you know which kind of repair they will do?

      I will say a prayer for your sweet baby!



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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • She is beautiful! Good luck. Keep us posted.happy



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      Termite wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Wow coach...I am so glad I found someone who has been thru this. I am not sure, we will decide tomorrow after talking with the surgeon. I am sure they are going to suggest the TPLO, but it’s a considerable amount more, like a thousand dollars more. I spoke with my regular vet, and he said that the lateral sucher works really well, we just need to be sure to keep her down. Which one did yours have?? My husband doesnt want her to have all the hardware in her that goes along with the TPLO.
      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! estatic



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      Termite wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Thanks everyone for your comments and prayers. I am a nervous wreck!!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • That’s funny, Ger! We have a yellow lab that sheds almost as bad as our golden! I’m not sure it’s that much better. But both breeds are such wonderful dogs!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Term, your baby is much younger. Cozmo is 7, and has arthritis in his “ankles” too. Bless his heart! But I’m so glad to see him getting around again, and not feeling the pain of a torn acl. Golden’s are so good natured, even about illness and disability!  

      I’m sure your baby will do very well, she has her health and age on her side!



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      Termite wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Thanks Coach for your input. Your Cozmo had the tight rope surgery done. From what I’m reading on the internet, that seems to be a pretty succesfull surgery. I can only hope that the lateral sucher is as effective.  

      Yes goldens do shed alot, they leave their little tumbleweeds all over. It’s easy though...just get out the vacuume! estatic



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      Tina Sickinger wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • She’s a beautiful dog, Term. If you‘re like me, your dog is like your child and I can relate to the ‘nerves’ factor. I don’t know anything about the surgery, but I will be sending prayers up for a speedy recovery and for strength for you, sweetie!



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      Termite wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Thanks Twink!! Yes, she is like one of my kids. I am nervous for her. She must know something is up, because she has followed me all day. She won’t let me out of her site. Awe...she must sense my nerves. worried
      I am sure she will be fine, but having to leave her there is just aweful!!



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      Marie66 wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Morgan is a beautiful dog.. My thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.. Let us know how she’s doing..



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      Termite wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Thanks GM, I definately will! estatic



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • She is gorgeous, all will turn out just fine, she is too pretty and healthy looking not to pull through this but we‘re all pulling for her.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • I don’t have to meet her and already fell in love.  I will sure pray to St. Francis, Patrol Saint of Animals.  Keep us posted.



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      Mztracy wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • aw what a sweetie. she will be just fine mom!!
      thoughts with her!!



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      Angell Villafañe wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Wow...she is just beautiful! I will pray for a successful surgery and recovery. happy



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      Frannie1964 wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Shes sounds like a wonderful dog. And shes a very beautiful dog as well. I hope she recovers well and my prayers are with you.



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      Janet Wooley wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • You sound like the perfect pet owner. I hear alot of love coming to and from you. May the Good Lord give you and Morgan perfect peace all the way to recovery & rehab. I also pray for travel mercies for you. And you are so right they do pick up on what we feel. Try to relax for her. Everything will be just fine. estatic



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      Yana Berlin wrote Jun 23, 2009
    • Sending you hugs and will pray with you.



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      Max0125 wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • I am sending out my prayers for her. Six years ago, I adopted Mason and his brother Boo. They are a lab mix and were locked in a garage being starved to death since the owner couldn’t handle their hyperness. Last year, my dog Mason went through the same surgery and it was wonderful to be able to get my hyper lab back! It will take a while due to rehab and everything. The surgery really took a toll on him and for the first three days after he came home he would not eat or drink anything. Luckily, one of my friends warned me about that this is normal and most dogs go through this. I gave him water via a syringe and that seemed to help. Being desperate to get him to eat, he started wanting to eat pizza and chicken. I know, not the best, but at least he was eating! Good luck with the surgery and rehab. I will keep you and Morgan in my thoughts and prayers!



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      Angelcart wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • What a beautiful family member!happy  Please keep us posted on her recovery.  I too feel her surgery will be fine and she’ll be back to being 100%!



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      Termite wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • Well, I just got back from the dropping her off at the surgeons, she is probably not even in surgery yet, or just into it. They informed me that both...yes I said both of her knee’s are blown out and with arthritis. I opted to only have one knee done for now, and the other in a few months from now. I thought it would just be too hard on her to have both back legs done at the same time. It would have saved me about 600 dollars less to have them both done,rather than paying for two separtely, but I just couldnt see doing that to her.
      The vet said we should be able to pick her up tonight, he said she would be happier at home tonight, but we would be happier if we left her there. I said I will be there to pick her up, unless she has trouble waking up, then she would have to stay. I can sleep anytime...I want her home with us!!



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      Termite wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • Max,
      The surgeon warned me of that. He said that most people are not used to seeing their dogs on Narcotics and not to be surprised if she is lathargic, wont eat or drink, and POOP for up to 10 days. Yep...she will hold it that long because she will have to squat to do her business and it will hurt too much. He said that it is all normal and not to worry. URGH...yea right!! ohhhh

      Thank you everyone for your comments, prayers, and concerns. I will let you all know as soon as I hear from the hospital when she is out of surgery.



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      Termite wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • Thanks Janet for your kind words. Yes...all the ladies here are such loving people!! They are the best and that’s why I stay!!



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      Max0125 wrote Jun 24, 2009
    • Just checking in to see how Morgan is doing. I wanted to tell you that I am still thinking about you and Morgan and wishing Morgan a speedy recovery!She sound like the perfect “furry child“. I remember that I was still on edge with Mason when he was at this point. Take care!



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