Friday, June 22, 2007

Sam I am...

First, thanks to all of those sweet words from Sam's supporters. He woofs back a big thank you! :) He is doing as well as can be expected for someone hit by a car! The good news is, he can walk. He has a crack on both sides of his pelvis, so he can't really favor one side more than another. He walks kind of like a baby calf that has just been born... really wobbly. No, I have never seen a cow at birth... just in the movies. Last night was a long night. He was really restless from lying around all day and night. So, he decided to wake up just about every hour and cry. Eugene and I tried everything to keep him happy. We even let him stretch out in the bed with me and Eugene got on the floor. Tell me we don't love this dog! Anyway, I called the vet this morning and asked for some pain meds to give him just at night that will make him sleepy. His daytime medicine doesn't make him tired. I get to pick up his Valium today. Bring on the doggy la la land!! Hopefully tonight will be better night. :) I am staying home with him today since he is pretty immobile. At least I can nap a little if I need to.

Here are just a few pictures I was able to snap in between some serious TLC that he getting.


Sam getting some snuggles from his Daddy.


Poor little thing... he can't move the lower half of his body. :(



This is how we have to feed him. He is too weak to stand up and eat. So, he gets to live like a king and eat lying down!


He is looking outside wishing he could go play...


Here he is standing up outside. His potty breaks are a little difficult. He cannot go up or down steps for at least a couple of weeks since they had to reset his hip. To get into our house from any door you have to go up steps. So, I have to carry his 70+ pound self down 6 steps to the grass. Can anyone say work out? Thank goodness Eugene will be home early today!


And... meet Leetle Puppy. We haven't called the pound yet. Sam was so excited to see him this morning. He wagged his tail big time and he and Leetle Puppy rubbed noses. What a dilema. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

LT (and Max) said...

i'm so so glad sam is doing better. i've been checking your blog often hoping for a good report. :) he's such a pretty dog.

The Benjamins said...

What great news! Sam looks great! I hope you have a better night. :)

Russell and Hillary Jordan said...

I've been checking as well! I'm so glad he's home and doing okay.

Jason and Cathy said...

I am so glad that Sam is at home and feeling better! He is so cute and I know how much he means to you! Hope you get some rest!

Mary Katherine Segrest said...

precious boy! so glad he is on up swing!

The Mannings said...

Bless his heart! So glad to hear that he's doing better. He looks like the sweetest dog. What a good mama you are for taking such good care of him!

Crystal and Billy said...

So glad that Sam is doing better. I too have been checking the blog all day hoping for a good report. :o)

Trey and Heather said...

YAY! GO SAM GO!

Luke & Amanda said...

Sam is such a tough little boy! I am so glad he is home...and I know you are too! Hope he gets well soon!

Ryan, Jenny, C&C said...

poor sam!!! i hope he's feeling better and is back to his normal cute self soon.