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Hannah's Journey

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Hannah's Journey

Post Surgery Day

May 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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It was a long hard day yesterday, I didn’t even go under the knife until 5 pm and my mom had to have me to the hospital by 9 am! My surgery lasted over 3 hours, my mom didn’t even get an update until after 9 pm, she had to keep reminding herself that no news is good news! Finally the call came, I was still under anesthesia when the doctor called so he couldn’t even tell my mom how I was doing, he could only tell her about what he was able to do for me! I know that stuff is important but my mom loves me just the way I am, so she really wanted to know that I was ok. The surgery went well, but I am not out of the woods yet, the first 24-48 hours are very critical for me. I won’t be able to come home until Sunday or Monday. The doctor did an FHO on my hip and he rebuilt my knee with pins and wires, he said my biggest hurt is going to be the muscle he had to cut to get some stretch, he said I grew really fast (isn’t that what puppies do?) and the muscle was starting to fuse together, so the muscle will now be able to work better with my new leg! He said that I have a really long road ahead of me, with lots and lots of physical therapy…but my mom and I are committed to doing whatever it takes. She said I was the best doggie patient she has ever had when I had my leg amputated and she thinks I will be the same now. Of course my mom called the hospital first thing this morning just to make sure I came out of anesthesia ok and I did, I was resting comfortably when she called.  Thank you to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers please keep them coming because like the doctor said I have a long road ahead of me!


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4 Comments so far ↓

  • etgayle

    oh hannah, we know you and your mom will get through this!!! rest up, take it one day at a time. sending best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery for you. you deserve the best life ever, and with your mom’s help, you’ll have it!!!

    charon & spirit gayle

  • Jack & Jill

    We’re sending all our good thoughts and prayers your way for a good recovery! Good luck with everyone and keep your chin up; it’ll be over before you know it!

  • zeuspod

    Glad to hear the surgery went well! I hope the recovery is uneventful and you are back to normal soon.

  • Heather

    We will keep you close in our hearts Hannah. You are a brave girl and so is your mom.

    Heather & Spirit shadow

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