Wow… this just isn’t a good time for us as far as our animals go.
Poor Suki tore her ACL on Monday and needs major surgery. She was just running around the land and must have taken a wrong step. It’s just like a torn ACL in humans. Since she is an 85 pound Akita, really the only viable option for her is to get TPLO surgery (If she were a smaller or much less active dog, she could have “suture” surgery, but it doesn’t work as well on larger dogs) This is going to run us $2500+ (AHHH! there goes the savings!) but it will get her a new knee basically. She’s 9 years old, yes, but she’s very active and healthy and if we did nothing she would go down hill very fast, probably tear the other ACL (because she is now putting more weight on that leg), and lose the use of both back legs!
This has made me think more about my decision to try to rehome the cats. It seems like if I can spend that much on surgery for my dog, then I should be able to do more for my cats. I know, I know, I’m so fickel! It’s just it’s permanent! If I get rid of them they are gone for good and that’s that! I love my cats, it’s just that they are driving me crazy right now! Maybe they need more toys… Maybe some outdoor time… Maybe a pet therapist (maybe I need a therapist!)
Anyway, Suki is scheduled for a consult with an orthopoedic surgeon next week. Poor Suki!