Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
POOR LITTLE DAISY!!! Today was not her favorite day. Yesterday afternoon, she and Ellie were playing and I heard a small "bang!" and she cried out a little. The game stopped and I saw that she was holding up one of her hind legs. Poor baby! I threw some sympathy her way and continued on with my doings. A few minutes later I looked at her and saw that she was still holding her leg in the air and she looked very miserable. I picked her up and she cried a little bit (she never makes much noise at ALL) and I placed her in one of the crates so she could calm down and rest in peace (not necessarily quiet, though). She likes it in the big dogs' crates - I think she thinks she's "big" when she's in there.

Anyway, after awhile I took her outside, and she still would NOT put that leg down! Nor would she go potty. She just stood there outside looking up at me with this SAD SAD face! She wasn't crying or anything, just standing there very awkwardly, refusing to put her foot on the ground.

I'd inspected her leg pretty thoroughly and honestly couldn't find anything wrong! I thought she'd pulled a muscle or something.

Well, the next morning she was still at it. No walking, sad faces, no potty. I cleared my schedule for the early afternoon and made a vet appt. I was convinced *something* was wrong with my little girl!!

The vet quickly diagnosed her with a dislocated hip!! ACK!! I thought maybe she broke a toe or something, but nope!! Poor baby!!!! Mean mama made her wait almost 24 hours with a dislocated hip! He said that the "bang!" I heard was probably the joint coming out! He said she needed to be sedated completely so that he could pop it back in place. Total cost for the whole visit (including updating her shots, etc)?? Around $800!!!!!! Oh, my head was swimming!!! I didn't know if I felt more sorry for Daisy or for ME!! I reluctantly called her doting Daddy (who is traveling out of state) and told him. Much to my not-surprise, he was more worried about Daisy than the money. :o) Such a sweetheart.

So I left her and came home to wait out the few hours before I could take her home. I called the vet and he said, "Good news! As I was getting ready to X-Ray her, her hip popped back into place on its own! You can come and get her!" He did say that both of her knees were bad, though, and the blow not only popped out her hip, but threw out her knee!! He said it's rather unusual for Boston Terriers to have bad hips and knees, but she does. Genetics. Ugh. He said that her knees might be fine, but if not, he c0uld fix them surgically for around $900. Cough!!

But for now, she is okay. She is resting in one of her favorite places: Adam's crate (she loves Adam!). We are supposed to keep her from playing rough, jumping, and being wild. Yeah, RIGHT!!! Keep THIS bullet quiet?!? How are we going to do THAT?! We may have to sedate her for a month. UGH. Poor baby! Daisy is so hyper and happy and full of life! To have to keep her quiet for a month is going to be VERY hard. And keep her from jumping? She loves to daredevil herself wherever possible, FLYING off of beds and furniture, simply for the joy of being airborne!

Pray for all of us, that she recovers without re-dislocating her hip and that her knees heal, would you please? She's the most darling dog alive and only one year old. To have issues like this at her age is really sad. Thanks!


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Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

Nikolai, 19

Nikolai, 19

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Reese, 19

Erik, 9

Erik, 9





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