Woods Country Cove

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A Tough Start To The New Year

For poor Miggs .


 She is layed up due to her injuring her back left leg doing what she has always done chasing critters  and  ruptured her cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL – similar to the ACL in humans. This ligament connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the front of the tibia (the bone below the knee). The CCL is responsible for keeping the tibia in place beneath the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. So Miggs will be going in for surgery very soon and is now on very limited activity and has to be on leash when she needs to go out to do her business. She did this very same thing to her right leg 6 years ago but her knee joint was damaged with it , this time it is just CCL her knee joint is in good condition . She will be layed up  from now till after the surgery for 6 to 8 weeks with a cast on very much like she was 6 years ago but after all this she will be right as rain . The vet checked  her out more like her heart lungs teeth and what not and said she is healthy other wise and this kind of thing  can happen to any age of dog and very active dogs as well  which she generally is . So we have lots of mats and runner mats about the hard wood floors now so she can get about on her good legs with out slipping and take some of the strain off of her . Miggs is still very young at heart and in her mind ,  she is now 8 years old  and  is now considered a senior  in the dog world but she is a strong determined girl always happy go lucky even when she had all this happen 6 years ago and still is with this injury . So we are at her beck and call for the next 2 months or so as we help her get back to being her old self . I will be here on and off  as much as I can to update on Miggs recovery .

                                                              Until next time
                                         
                                                           
                                 Country Gal
                                          
                                                                
                                                                    
                                                             

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awww, poor Miggs. Sending healing prayers for Miggs. I hope she feels better soon.

Deb said...

Aw dear little Miggs, what the heck...eh? You have a rough road ahead to travel but we will all be thinking of you and sending up prayers for a good recovery. Our Kane did damage to his leg when he was around your age and with lots of TLC he recovered fine. Be a good girl, soak up all the extra pampering and get well soon. xo

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, so very sad to read this Elaine.
My little Yorkie had the same thing happen at the age of eight, scheduled for surgery also. However with rest and TLC she regained the strength in the CCL back as it was re-evaluated as a severe sprain and after two weeks healed itself.
It was explained to me like a large rubber band that does a figure eight around the knee joint, and sometimes the band gets stretched too far, but can reshape itself back to its original size.
Wishing Miggs a speedy recovery if she has to undergo the surgery.
Hugs,
~Jo

NanaNor's said...

Poor Miggs, I will be praying for an easy surgery and quick recovery-though it sounds terribly long.
Sending hugs your way.
Noreen

William Kendall said...

I hope that all goes well for her surgery.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Poor Miggs, sure hope the surgery is a success, and she heals quickly.

The Furry Gnome said...

Good luck to Miggs! Roxie had the same thing 3 years ago, but did recover.

Anvilcloud said...

Aww, that's really too bad. She will get lots of TLC though.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sorry to hear about Muggs injury and hoping the surgery and then the lengthy recuperation go well. I'm sure you will be keeping us posted, Elaine. Sending good wishes to everyone for the New Year.

Julie H said...

prayer said for your sweet Miggs. She is precious!

Linda said...

Best of luck to Miggs...it wont be easy for you!
Happy new Year Elaine...all the best...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

The Wykeham Observer said...

I hope Miggs recovers quickly. I've enjoyed watching her and all you do for some time now. Happy New year to you, Miggs and Harley!