Surgery & New Question
He repaired a complete tear in the right cranial cruciate ligament.
Now I have a new question. She has an E-collar and she has very limited use of the leg. They told me she cannot jump, climb steps or run at all. The incision is just below her knee cap. My concern now is that she cannot sleep with us or lay in the couch. My bed is very high and she used to use the step stool to get up in bed.
She is so very pitiful and I am at a loss to show her that I didn't do this to hurt her. She has huge black eyes and they are so baleful now I want to cry. If she moves a certain way, she whines. She has never in her 5 years whined or cried. I cried myself to sleep the first night.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Her therapy will begin next Monday and her range of motion will gradually be increased spanning 12 weeks. I don't know how to tell her she won't be able to do the things she has always done - sleeping with me, chasing squirrels, etc.