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Poor Poor Lucy

January 8th, 2009

Poor poor Lucy is out of commission for a while if the vet diagnosed her condition properly. It all started on Monday when we all went down to the family hunting cabin for a hike.
It was such a beautiful day, sunny and warm, we really enjoyed hiking through the woods. Lucy absolutely loves it there. It’s like heaven for a dog, tons of smells, rocks, leaves, acres and acres to explore.
Lucy was running across the field and suddenly yelped in pain and then started hopping along not using one of her back legs. We put her in the car and headed home, figuring she’d stepped on something or pulled a muscle. After giving her an aspirin and a vitamin C tablet that night we figured she’d be a little better in the morning. The following morning she was still limping around and not putting any weight on her back left leg. We figured something was wrong so we called and made an appointment with the vet for the following morning. Yesterday morning we were up bright and early to take Lucy to the vet. Lucy isn’t like most animals, she LOVES going to her vet, Stacy is one of her favorite people (the people at the vets are super fond of Lucy as well). Whenever I call they say, “Oh, you’re Lucy’s mom, we love Lucy.”
Lucy was diagnosed with a torn ACL, so I guess she’s not going pro. She’s on an anti-inflamatory and her mobility is restricted to see if she heals up. We’re trying a few homeopathic treatments: Tendon Rescue Gel, vitamin C & E and some Astragulus extract. Hopefully those work. She’s going to be on bed rest for a few weeks and then on restricted movement for a couple months. Poor poor Lucy can’t chase the UPS man. Hopefully she’s back up and running when spring comes, it’s her favorite time of year.

20 Comments to “Poor Poor Lucy”
  1. Missy on January 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

    She looks so SAD! That’s awful! What will Ollie do without her for a few months? We tried to explain it to him last night, but I doubt he got the message. Sad stuff.

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  2. farm mom on January 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

    OH! Poor lucy!!! Heal up fast you beautiful girl!

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  3. Kelly on January 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Awwwww Lucy you poor baby – what a pathetic look on your face….it just want to give you a great big hug! I know how much you like to run and play so we hope you heal up super fast!!!

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  4. Carol on January 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    OW OW OW! I am feeling very sympathetic. I tore my own ACL in 07. It hurts. I don’t think I yelped in pain, though. I’m pretty sure I screamed. And then I cried. A lot. So please give her extra pats from me. She’ll need them! Hope she heals up soon.

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  5. MeghanO on January 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    OH NO! That’s awful… Your poor baby!

    Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  6. Frugal Trenches on January 9, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Oh poor Lucy! Hope she is fully better soon!

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  7. Taking a Day Off at Chiot’s Run on January 9, 2009 at 5:02 am

    […] taking the day off today. Too tired to write with all that’s been going on around here, see yesterday’s post for details. Filed under Uncategorized […]

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  8. Allie on January 9, 2009 at 8:12 am

    oh! Poor puppy! I hope she feels better soon! So hard when our pets aren’t feeling well.
    Argo loves the vet too. It’s kind of weird, but it makes going easier.

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  9. lee on January 9, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Poor Lucy, but she is lucky too. She has you to take good care of her.

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  10. Tasha on January 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Poor Lucy! Please give her some love from the Goldens!

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  11. Susy on January 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I sure will Tasha. She’s getting cabin fever I think so she’ll appreciate the love!

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  12. Shiloh Prairie Farm on January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    That stinks! I hope she is better soon!

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  13. Update on Lucy at Chiot’s Run on February 8, 2009 at 5:04 am

    […] figured it’s been a while since I’ve let you all know how Lucy is doing since her injury back on January 6. She’s still on bed rest but she’s doing much better. She’s been putting some […]

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  14. Lovin’ Life at Chiot’s Run | Chiot's Run on April 17, 2009 at 4:48 am

    […] watch her like a hawk every minute of the day. (if you weren’t around when she got injured read this and this). We’re having beautiful weather here in Ohio at the moment (mid 60’s and sunny). […]

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  15. Enjoying the last of summer | Chiot's Run on September 18, 2009 at 4:48 am

    […] realized I haven’t given you an update on Lucy in a while (if you don’t know what happened read about the original injury here and here’s another one a month later). She’s been progressing quite well this summer and is now […]

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  16. How’s That Chiots? | Chiot's Run on April 6, 2010 at 4:47 am

    […] you might be interested in an update. For those of you who are new, a little over a year ago she tore her ACL and wasn’t able to use one of her legs. We chose to take the least invasive method for treatment. […]

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  17. An Wonderful Inconvenience | Chiot's Run on May 5, 2010 at 4:47 am

    […] with us and she was very tired and slow on the way home, most likely a combination of her age and her injury. We were walking slowly up the big hill, bemoaning how slow she was now and how we’ll have to […]

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  18. A Day at The Cabin | Chiot's Run on May 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

    […] the Briar Patch with my parents and my sister & brother-in-law and their kids. (If you remember this is the place Lucy got injured). We’re starting a whole new generation of weekends at the cabin. The kids had a full day of […]

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  19. The Face Behind the Name | Chiot's Run on February 24, 2011 at 4:46 am

    […] brown chiots, brownie, the brown one, miss brownie brownstone, the stinky chiots, the luce, limpy (from her injury), flandy and a few others. Lucy grew into the most wonderful dog. She’s kind and tenderhearted, […]

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  20. Hannah Stoller on July 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I love Lucy She is the BEST dog ever I Miss her when I do not see her Much ..

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