Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update on Oscar...

Hi friends, sorry I didn't post yesterday but Oscar did not go into surgery until 4pm. It was a long day for all us in my family and I was glued to my phone waiting for the call. When I get upset I clean, so my house is sparkling today. Here is the news we know........

Oscar had his CT scan and they saw that the problem was with his 12-15 vertibrea. They moved him right into surgery which took a little over an hour. They said that the "gel-like" material that protects your spinal cord had completely degenerated into a gravel like substance and was causing him immense pain. The surgery went well and last night he was sedated and on morphine. I am not going to visit him because I don't want to remind him to miss me, I need him to heal and rest. The surgeon did say there was nerve damage but he expects Oscar to eventually make a great recovery. With that being said Oscar might have a few issues throughout his life but we won't know that now. I am waiting to hear from the hospital this morning to see how the night went. They say no news is good news....but I do happen to be the crazy Mom who called 4xs yesterday to check in! When he is ready to leave in a few days I will have an extensive meeting with the doctors to discuss a therapy plan and how to care for him around the clock at home....and everything that will entail.

My friend Traci ( you can visit her blog HERE) has been sharing her tips, videos and ideas she did when her pup went thru is so comforting knowing I have someone who went thru this too. And did I mention her weenie is named Oscar too??
Today I am going to spend the day fixing things up for Oscar when he comes home. He will have to be crated for a month or so to limit his movement. I am going to get a crate today, bed, blankets and I am moving him into the master bedroom with my cat. I think it will be hard for him to be in the living room watching the other dogs play. Bella (the cat) and him go way back and she comforts him so I think it will be a good fit. I am going to go ahead and also get the things I will be needing for his eventual at home physical therapy. (we will be doing water therapy)

I have to say that this week I have been racked with guilt, the surgeon said he has probably been in pain for some time but this week is when he lost his movement. I think back to signs I saw, I think maybe I have not been as comforting as he needed, I think about how he couldn't tell me he is in pain. I know I can not change the past but I can't get my mind to stop. These animals of mine are 100% my children and I love them as much as I would ever love a baby. I am scared to bring him home, I will be a wreck trying to figure out how to make him comfortable and not hurt him. But we will cross that bridge when it comes and this week has given me a few days to prepare for him to come home.

I will let you all know any updates I have and of course you all are going to be taking this journey with us. I want to say again how much I appreciate all the support, prayers and kind words. I 100% can feel that it is  helping!

The surgeon JUST called and said he is uncomfortable and tender but he can feel his back legs and has sensation! Great news


Girl On a Journey said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. You got him help now and he is on the road to recovery. I am glad that Traci can help you with her tips and ideas for his recovery as well. Thanks for the updates. You both have been in my thoughts. You are a great Mommy with the biggest heart ever for your fur babies and never forget that.

Amy said...

So glad to hear a positive update! It's heart wrenching when an animal goes through something like this because, like you said, they can't tell you anything. Glad he has a good momma like you to take care of him and love him! Praying for you guys!

Crystal Clear As Mud said...

Trust me, you will do everything you know of to make him comfortable and it will be enough! There's no need to feel guilt over his pain leading up to this, that's just torturing yourself and doesn't do him any good now. I am so glad he came through the surgery well and that the surgeon said he'll make a full recovery. Love you, you'll get through this (and him too)!

Kendra said...

You are a great mom to your babies. Oscar is in loving capable hands when he comes home. It's wonderful that you take such amazing care of your animals. Very touching.

Becky said...

I know this is easier said than done...but try not to feel too guilty. I am so excited that huge has feeling in his legs. Prayers are being we need to pray that his recovery is smooth and that you feel confident in what you need to do. XOXO

Anonymous said...

I agree, you have nothing to feel guilty about. So great to hear he's come though the surgery and has feeling in his legs, YEA!!! Thanks for the update and be kind to yourself:). We are rooting for Oscar!!!.....Robin

Jodie said...

I'm sorry I'm just now hearing about Oscar! I'll be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers... poor guy!!


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