Sunday, March 25, 2012

Update on my Baxter

Cuz I know you are all worried about my dog! Lol.

Baxter is home  but is confined to a kennel for 4 weeks! The break was worse than originally thought and he has a plate and a pin(the pin will have to be removed in 6 weeks). He has pain pills and antibiotics and must be carried down the stairs. So sad, he is such a busy little boy. But he seems content to rest. His kennel is on the couch right next to me, which is where he usually rests when I am home. He has been snoozing and I think he probably needs the rest! His poor leg(about the size of a chicken hindquarter), is all bruised and has a long incision. Poor baby.


  1. Oh, poor Baxter. And poor you. But at least Baxter is a little dog. Years ago one of my German Shepherd Dogs had an operation to correct hip dysplasia. Her hip was pinned and she had to be confined. I kept her inside, in a child's playpen. I had to carry her out to do her business - sometimes in the middle of the night. Coping with her boredom was the worst part. I had to make up little games such as give her a box with dog chocs inside for her to figure out. Ah, good times.

  2. I haven't tried carrying him by myself since I'm so unsteady on stairs(knees). But he won't go potty unless I am out there. Wants his mommy, lol. Am pleased he seems to like the kennel. Though he nearly outsmarted me with the pills! Took five tries and a piece of cheese!

  3. Aw, so sorry to hear about Baxter. I have a little one about his size, too (mini long-haired Dachshund) so I know this has to be heartbreaking.

    Hope Baxter recovers fast and is as good as new in no time.