Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Six weeks



Six weeks ago today, Connor broke his hip, which I chronicled here. He had the surgery for the femoral capital physeal fracture the next day, and he has been recovering ever since.

Any time Connor was out of the crate over the last six weeks, we have had to monitor him closely to make sure he didn’t jump, run, or make any explosive movements. 

Gradually, over the last week or so, we’ve been giving him more freedom from the crate and from our constant surveillance. I think he’s glad we’re not following him everywhere in the house.


Every night since he came home on April 13, he has spent the night in the crate. Last night was his last night in the crate. Also, each weekday before I left for work, I would put him back in the crate after breakfast .Today at work, I received the following text from Larry:






We’ll leave the crates in the den for a few more days in case we need to give him a rest or if he needs what he may now see as a safe refuge.

Connor still has healing to do. The vet said he will get stronger over the next six months or so as his muscles holding the femur in place grow stronger. 

But he’s feeling more like his old self. He is again trying to conduct experiments with the picture hanging in the living room. *How much can I make it swing back and forth?*

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the last six weeks. You have helped to make this an easier time for us.


15 comments:

  1. more purrs to Connor for completely healing. Glad he is happy with his new freedom

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  2. I love the text from Larry...that for sure must have made your morning.
    WTG Connor you are a trooper and you are loved healing right was all due to the TLC.
    MOL arguing with Natasha...
    Hugs madi and mom

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  3. Yay, Connor! But it's your diligence and hard work that will make him 100% again. Your love will see him through.

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  4. YAY!!!!!!!! This is such great news! We bet he's TONS happier!
    Interestingly, tonight our mom is going to sleep without a splint or cast on her arm for the first time since her fall (March). I think she and Connor have a connection!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  5. Soooo sooo happy!!! What pawesome news!!!!!!!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  6. dood....any time ya knead any blessingz for health N heelin from R awesum pal St Francis; say de werd.....troo lee ~~~~~ we iz buzzed happee yur doin sew much better; we noe mom N dad R even mor buzzed N we noe ewe R az buzzed az buzzed can get !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  7. We're so glad Connor is doing well...and has gotten his freedom. :)

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  8. That is such good news about Connor! Purrs all around :)

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  9. My late dog broke her leg in her first years and she was full of energy. Tending to her in a cast was hell

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  10. Oh Tina, this really is wonderful news. Wonderful. Seeing him smile again. Oh, this make me so very happy!

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  11. We are so happy for your whole family. It hurts when a loved one is hurting.

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  12. Wonderful news! We're so glad Connor is doing well, and continuing to heal with each passing day. :)

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  13. What wonderful news. Good for you Connor. Prayers will continue as you grow stronger. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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