Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Miss Marley Butt


Our baby Marley has to go in for Hip Surgery tomorrow. Several months ago we noticed she was getting stiff after running outside alot, so we started her on Joint Care vitamins. It worked for a while, but over the past month, it's gotten worse. By the time we left for vacation, she was hardly walking on her back left leg.

She went in yesterday, and as we assumed, she has full-blown Hip Displaysia in her left hip. The surgery is something to the effect of grinding out the cartilidge surrounding the joint so muscle can grow around it. The Doctor said she'll be walking and playing withing two day after the surgery, so that's good.

She's 4 1/2, so I know the sugery will go well for her. I thought that was young at first, but the vet said it is pretty common for it to show around her age. Just keep my sweet pea in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Penny, sorry to hear about Marley. I will be keeping her in my prayers. I'm sure everything will turn out just fine.

Sofia said...

Oh poor thing! I hope everything goes well.

Amber Ulmer said...

Penny! Sorry bout ur pup. Our pup is our LIFE. Our furbaby! Prayer are being said! Also.. to reply to ur comment... I didn't get to preorder for Jan b/c of budget tightness. Gonna try for Feb. A great friend of mine is on teh DT for them though... Doris Sander and she gave me her Decemeber kit as a surprise since I was trying to get a kit!! Crown stamp and all! Love it!! Going to scrap w/it tonight!

Funky Finds said...

Poor baby! I'm sure she'll be fully recovered soon though. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your doggie! Lots of good thoughts being sent your way!

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the tips on the Poppy Ink that you left on my blog... I got a three month subscription thanks to your tip on what time she posts! 2-3 clicks and I was done! WOOT!

Thanks Penny, you're a STAR!!

traci said...

your adorable pup is in my prayers. i am sure she'll be running around like new in no time.

Anonymous said...

good luck to marley!! Happened to my boyfriends chocolate lab when he was less than a year old on both his hips- poor puppies age so much faster than we do!!!
Heres hoping that everything goes well!! Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

hope Marley has a speedy and healthy recovery!

Noelia said...

I hope Penny's surgery went well and that she'll be back to her old self in no time. Keep us posted of her progress.