so nervous…

January 18th, 2010 § 3 comments

Jason recently took Carson to Southpaws Veterinary Center in order to see a hip specialist after we noticed Carson limping more than usual and avoiding putting pressure on his back legs, especially his rear right. Jason was told Carson tore both ACLs in his rear legs, an 80% tear in his right leg and a 20% tear in his left leg. The Dr. highly recommended we do surgery on Carson’s rear right as soon as possible so that the scar tissue doesn’t get any worse than it already is. Carson is no longer able to go up the three flights to get to our condo so Jason has been carrying him (70lbs) every morning and every night.
On the one hand I’m excited we’re doing this because Carson will be able to run and play and have fun again. He knows he is unable to run and as a result is really depressed. On the other hand I am extremely nervous. I want everything to go well and for Carson to be his normal 10 year old puppeh-like-self. I’ve had experience (through my parents) in the past with dropping a good deal of money on a pet only to lose them shortly afterward and am so terrified that (knocks on wood) this could repeat itself. I’m crossing my fingers and praying that this won’t happen but I can’t help hearing that voice in the back of my mind.
On Wednesday please keep Carson in your thoughts and prayers. Some will say he’s just a dog, just an animal, but to Jason and I he’s our little boy.

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§ 3 Responses to so nervous…"

  • Dan says:

    Good luck Carson!

  • genevieve says:

    Having been in a similiar situation myself with Roxy, I know EXACTLY how stressed and scared you guys must be. I was a nervous wreck the day Roxy had her back surgery…but even after losing a lot more blood than expected and having to stay in the hospital for 5 days…Roxy came home trying to walk and run and do everything she wasnt supposed to do! I hope my positive experience can help to weigh out your parents bad ones…Carson will be ok. Im sure he is in good hands and the doctors will get him back to where he needs to be!!!

  • Jen Frazier says:

    Try not to worry and keep a positive attitude if you can! I’ve been going through similar things with Cisco, as he’s pushing 12, but he’s made it through everything so far, and I bet Carson will to. Lots of love to you all!

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