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A new girl at Myrtle Street - Sooty (GoFundMe page started)

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This is the report the rescuer emailed me earlier today.   I am so worried about her.  
 
"Sooty is out of surgery, she’s sedated and resting well. Eugene put a ligament in and screwed it to her joint but it did not hold, Sooty's elbow joint was just too loose so in addition to the ligament , he has had to put a pin into her elbow to almost fuse the joint. Sooty has a cast on her leg in a fully extended position, she will need to keep this on for between 2-3 weeks so that the cartilage builds up around the joint and takes up some space and essentially sets the elbow joint and stops the joint from slipping the way it is now. 
 
"It’s only a small procedure to have the pin removed in a few weeks, at this point he believes Sooty will have pretty good mobility , she may well walk with a slightly mechanical limp but that she will generally be fine and should be able to operate fairly normally."
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Oh gee, all fingers crossed for you both.  Frodo's month in a cast wasn't easy as I had the full cast on my broken leg as well.  We just sat "with our legs up" and let the healing happen.  When does she come home to you?

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9 hours ago, PossumCorner said:

Oh gee, all fingers crossed for you both.  Frodo's month in a cast wasn't easy as I had the full cast on my broken leg as well.  We just sat "with our legs up" and let the healing happen.  When does she come home to you?

I’m not sure.  

 

How you managed with both of you in casts, I don’t know.  At least I am used to carrying Sooty around (she is blind remember), but she was becoming adventurous and would regularly take herself off on little tours of exploration and enjoyed going out and lying on the deck, but they will be put on hold.  I am not sure what sort of rehab and physio I will need to be doing for her, but we dog lovers do whatever is necessary.  As my four other dogs are all very elderly now, I have the luxury of being able to enjoy lots of time just lying on the couch with a couple of dogs draped over me.   I just need to find some decent books to download.    

 

Why was Frodo in a cast?   

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A promising report...here's hoping she's back with you soon :)

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24 minutes ago, persephone said:

A promising report...here's hoping she's back with you soon :)

Do you think the report is promising?  I find it very scary.  I hope she is back here soon, too.  

 

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3 hours ago, Loving my Oldies said:

…. How you managed with both of you in casts, I don’t know.  

…. Why was Frodo in a cast?   

It was all a bit of a hell.  Hardly saw OH normally as he was commuting 6 hours driving a day on top of very long hours.  (Nearly killed him).  So he had to take some long service leave to be a carer.  I could have had some Council daily help, but they wouldn't feed the poultry or animals, so not much help really.

 

Frodo was jumping out from the front seat of the car and before he reached the ground Piper (Rottie) was racing past the car.  Poor Piper smashed Fro in mid air, he made a shocking landing and broke his fetlock, put all the foot tendons out.  Was lucky an awesome vet was available, 40 minute drive with screaming dog, me in new plaster, OH in panic.  All's well that ends if not 'well' at least best possible result and manageable/mobile at the end of the tunnel.  So yes, totally feel for your concerns and the waiting game is no fun. 

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Thanks for the update LMO, so glad she came through the surgery okay, and fingers crossed she heals well in time

 

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Darling little Sooty.  Surgeon is happy with progress.  She isn’t coming home for a while as pain management is crucial.   Doesn’t she look gorgeous in her little tartan coat.  She was sent with two.  A girl has to have a decent wardrobe.  

 

47958075432_ec5192e0dd_n.jpgIMG_2964 by Cynthia Waters, on Flickr

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Aww, she looks very dashing in her tartan coat, one must keep up appearances even when recovering from major surgery.  :heart:

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LMO ..you did so well in the preparations for this time :) Time is now in charge ... and her fighting spirit . 

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I have a question about GoFundMe pages.   I found out the anonymous person who donated the $1,000 - the people didn’t tell me, someone they know did.  Naturally I rang the donor (whom I know well) with profuse and never ending thanks because if it hadn’t been for that donor, I think Sooty would still be waiting for her surgery.  

 

However, during the course of our conversation, I asked the donor if they had received a receipt and donor said an emailed receipt had been received.  Donor also said that, despite some people preferring to remain anonymous, whoever started the GoFundMe Page could see the names.  Is this correct, does anyone know?  I was surprised and so was donor, because I would have thought that was against the spirit of wanting to be anonymous.  

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Yes, organisers can see everyone's names. But not credit card numbers and things like that. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Powerlegs said:

Yes, organisers can see everyone's names. But not credit card numbers and things like that. 

 

 

@Loving my Oldies... that's most likely so the receipts can go to the right people for their tax purposes... nothing sinister...

 

T.

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Sooty finally was returned to me on Wednesday.  Lots of tears.  She is doing well.   

 

Here she is playing Greta Garbo in the bedroom.  Please note that when little girls have bandages, said bandages MUST match bedding.  

 

48064943727_bd4e86fc00_n.jpgfullsizeoutput_c00 by Cynthia Waters, on Flickr

 

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Lovely to see her reclining on her colour-coordinated bed !!  Glad you can now see for yourself how well she's doing :)

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This morning was cold but sunny.  Jeune and Sooty decided to stay downstairs soaking up the rays.  Terrible pic of Jeune, but the sun was very bright, and she is now very old.  

 

48097503858_b8cc153e74_n.jpgIMG_1091 by Cynthia Waters, on Flickr

 

I took this one from the deck as I kept on coming out and checking on her.  She seemed very contented just to sit there.

 

48097555432_95b3242b1e_n.jpgIMG_1093 by Cynthia Waters, on Flickr

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