Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stella's got a booboo...

Right around the time our Bella kitty started to decline in her health, Stella came in from the dog yard on three legs. She seemed to be in no pain, so we waited till our vet's office opened to get her in for a checkup. Imagine how surprised and horrified i was when Doc White found she had broken her tiny ankle! She NEVER once cried or carried on. I can only imagine how i would be with a broken ankle! She is one tough little chihuahua! Because Stella has other health challenges, we decided to forgo surgery and to try to splint and cast her foot. She kept the first cast on for 3 weeks. It was a white cast and it had gotten very....funky. So funky and bothersome that she decided to REMOVE the cast herself! So, back to the Vet's office we went. After staying overnight once more, Stella came out of the back room with a beautiful Christmas red cast, with orders that we are to keep this cast on for at LEAST 2 more weeks, and then we will have another exray done and see where we are with the healing process. As Stell is a very determined little dog, i plan to keep her close by and watch her closely in case she decides she wants to remove the new cast.
So, off we went to our local pet store to get her a nice soft sided carrier. This way i can carry her if need be, and still have 2 hands to get things done! It took Stell is few minutes to approve of the new carrier but she got used to being carried this way soon enough.
And as soon as we came into the house and Stella got out of her carrier, she was greeted by her brothers and sisters with glee!
Little Pollyanna, the Motherer of the group, will take good care of her.
Never a dull moment around here....

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Oh no!
Poor Stella, we hope her leg heals soon.
Those chihuahuas are tough little monkeys.
Love the photo of all the dogs taking care of her, so sweet.
Hugs Lynne x

Paula said...

Bless her little heart, Mare!! I LOVE the pictures of her with her doggie family around her, especially the first one- someone is really doing some tail-waggin'! *hehe*

Mare said...

Thank you my friends...Stella thanks you too! Just say a little prayer that the cast stays on...Just 2 more weeks.....