Thursday, August 4, 2011

Joey is home again!


Yesterday was a very long day for us. Joey didn't get home until 6:30 p.m. I was so nervous with him being put under. In a nutshell, he has an infection that needs to be cleared up. He also has very bad arthritis due to his injury. The vet still needs to consult with a specialist, but he thinks surgery will be necessary. He said a plate will be put in Joey's foot and the bone will be fused. He said that would get rid of the pain and he will be able to run and play like a normal dog. We just have to wait and see what the specialist says before we proceed.

He is now on three medications and still needs the ice packs several times a day. I'm glad that I work from home because it makes caring for him so much easier.

Our greyhound group, Greyhound Companions of Missouri, is making sure that Joey gets the best possible care. We are extremely thankful for their help and their support. This would be a so much harder without them.

Patty
Mom to Scout and Joey (The Little Man)
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