BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Buddy ~ Torn ACL

The news at the alternative vet was not good...

Buddy has a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

He might need surgery, but Dr. Mary, who I liked very much, suggested trying prolotherapy first.

(Area where he was clipped before receiving injections.)

If he responds well to the therapy, he will receive another round of injections in 10 days.

In the meantime, he is on pain meds, receiving minimal exercise, and being waiting on hand and "paw."

 Such a sweet boy!


We do have some happy news...

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of my oldest friends, Ms. Susan!
By old, I mean we have known each other since I was in high school.
I guess that would make us old, as in elderly, too.

Have a wonderful day, S!


How Sam Sees It said...

We will be keeping paws crossed for Buddy!

Happy Birthday to your friend!


Kari in Alaska said...

Here's hoping he doesn't need surgery


Sharon said...

I hope the prolotherapy works! Not walking much, will he need a stool softener or whatever the dog equivalent is, so that he won't get bound up? Poor Buddy, glad he's on pain meds, I know I would want to be.

Happy Birthday to your friend, Ms Susan!

Emma Rose said...

Oh no! Poor Buddy :( We're sending the power of the paw to him in hopes that he feel all better soon.

Emma Rose

PS Happy Birthday to Ms. Susan!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Sorry 'bout Buddy's news

Good lukhk with the non-surgikhal route -

AND if woo have to go THAT route, woo know there are others here that khan help with advice -

Moose will be glad to help! FL is khlose to GA!

Happy Gotcha Day to your special pal!


JacksDad said...

Poor baby. What happened?

Unknown said...

I am so glad that the new vet visit went well and the vet suggested trying prolotherapy. Hope it goes well with Buddy so he doesn't need any surgery. Buddy will be in our thoughts and prayers all the time.

Happy Birthday to Ms. Susan!!!

bellaboo said...

Lots of get well wishes for Buddy! My sister's dog had the same thing,she did need an op though,which was a success,and she's fine now.Hope it will be good outcome for Buddy too. :0)

kks said...

Hey Buddy, sorry about your cruciate problem....you need to calm down now and let momma take care of you!
(i've never heard of this alternative therapy)
hope it prevents surgery!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Ms Susan!

Sorry to hear your bad news.

Rest up Bud and keep humom & dad busy busy busy, keep smiling tho, tis the festive season after all.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Thought and prayers are coming your way from Rocky Creek Farm. It is our hope that Buddy can recover without surgery - he's a lucky boy to be waited on so well.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Bobby said...


Dexter said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Susan!

Buddy, you poor thing. You labradogs are always getting hurt what with the way you fling your wee selves about. Now you take your medicine and do try and rest, OK? I know it is hard, but it is really important.

I will be thinking of you and your torn labraleg.


Unknown said...

Oh Buddy, can I send you a milion kisses for your Boo Boo? Hope the shots work! Happy Birthday to Susan!

Susan said...

Buddy is in the best of hands and paws! Hope the therapy works! Thank you for the birthday post. What a surprise! And yes, I am elderly and one of your oldest friends!

Jen said...

Oh No!! Poor Buddy!! I hope he heals up fast and doesn't need the surgery.

I've done lots of reading on the ACL problems in Labs... Sophie had a partial last spring. Crate rest is your best bet right now. You may be able to avoid the surgery (which I am not convinced is the best option in the majority of cases), if you just let him be and just let him walk for bathroom breaks only. Once he is up and around, gentle exercise to rebuild the muscle tone. But, I'm sure you know all this stuff anyway...:)

Crossing fingers and paws here!!
Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Anonymous said...

Hope Buddy gets well quickly and won't need surgery!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Oh, RATS! I sure hope the alternative to surgery is successful!

Buddy, enjoy your maid/butler service!

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh Buddy Mom and I are so sorry to read about your torn ACL...thank goodness Dr. Mary was able to figure it out.

Rest well sweet boy and milk that TLC for all it is worth. We expect Mom and Dog Dad are very good servants...
Hugs Madi and Mom

My Mind's Eye said...

Ps Happy Birthday to Ms. Susan.....I have a secret...you are both younger than Mom.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Kit! We'll send healing vibes in your direction that the prolotherapy works for Buddy. It was tried on one of my seniors a few years ago with good success! No surgery was needed. He could never run again like a crazy maniac, but he was 13 so it was okay! :-))) I hope you're having a good weekend!! Thank-you again for your thoughtful gift!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Buddy I hope you do not need surgery. I will send some Vibes to hope the threapy works.

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Good luck Buddy, hope the therapy works for you. One of my predecessors at this house had the problem, therapy helped him run and play another five years.

Mogley G. Retriever

Kathy said...

Hang in there Buddy!
I hope the injections really help!
Having surgery is the pits, I know, I now have the scar to prove it!
Soak up as much TLC as you can get!

PS Happy Birthday, Susan!

Anita said...

Aww Buddy, we're sorry to hear that you are hurt! Keeping our paws crossed for ya!
Bones and Treats,
Bronson and Pepper

Anonymous said...

Buddy, so sorry to hear about your bum leg! Here's hoping you don't need surgery.

Happy birthday to Susan!

Elyse and Riley

Two French Bulldogs said...

We will keep our paws crossed for you Buddy. And Happee Birthday old friend Susan
Snorts and Snuggles
Benny & Lily

Remington said...

Buddy is in our thoughts and prayers that all will go well and no surgery will be needed.... Happy Birthday Ms. Susan....funny that you and Ms. Susan are old....I know we were born in the same year and I am still 28....how does THAT work? ha ha!

Scooter said...

Sorry to hear this Buddy. Paws crossed here that it will all work and you will be good as new soon. Take it easy and let them take good care of you.


Anonymous said...

Oh, poor Buddy! My paws are double crossed that he doesn't have to have an operation.

And happy, happy birthday to Ms Susan!

Wiggles & Wags,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So the visit to the second vet was a good decision, although the result was not what one would like. We have never heard of prolotherapy, very interesting approach. We will cross our paws that it works well for Buddy. Poor guy, please give him some snooter smoochies from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Sweet Buddy...please get better soon! We know that has got to be painful and really pray the injections work. We are sending you lots of get well vibes and millions of good wishes. Happy Birthday to Ms. Susan!!! We hope you had a great day! lots of love, Holly and mom

KT and Easton said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy's injury. I had the same thing happen to me many years ago. Surgery, PT and physical fitness has allowed me to still be active into my....er, ah, later years! Paws crossed that Buddy can do the same without surgery.
Hang in there big guy. Suck up all that attention while you can.

3 doxies said...

Oh dang it...I was so hoping dis wasn't gonna be!
Poor Buddy!
I hopes da prolotherapy works. I has nevers heard bout it so I learneded sumptin new today.
We'll haves you in our thoughts and we send our power healin' vibes.

pees: Happy Birfday Ms. Susan

Smushie Ranch said...

We'll be keeping Buddy in our thoughts!

Shannon and the Smushies

Wilma said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Buddy is injured. I hope that alternative therapy works. My holistic vet fixed up my sublimating patella with acupuncture when the regular vet wanted to operate. Looking for alternatives to being cut open is a good thing.

Moose said...

I can't believe I had to go back this far to see what Buddy's trouble was! I have been a terrible blogger pal. I am so sorry Buddy! I thought I had made it clear that DWBK Club (Dogs with Busted Knees) was not taking new members!!! There are too many doggies in the club and it is really not much fun anyway. :-( I guess we can make an exception for you but jeeeze!