Monday, May 4, 2009

And Then There Were Three...

Legs, that is. We just returned from visiting the new and improved Red Dog, Version 3.0 (Tripod Model), and she is resting comfortably. Of course, if you were enjoying Dr. Mitch's pain protocol you'd be comfortable too! Shiva will be kept sedated for the first twelve hours post-op to minimize pain and promote healing and we will pick her up tomorrow after lunch. Then it's two weeks of restriction before she once again is unleashed on her adoring public. A funny moment occurred when Dr. Mitch commented on how surgery took a bit longer than expected due to how much muscle the Red Dog has in her chest and shoulders. Those of you who know her best (especially the ones she's knocked on their butts) can bear painful witness to the truth of his words! Keep her in your thoughts and prayers and thanks for the wonderful support.


  1. Brian, Debra, and Shiva . . . this time the tears are happy tears! We will continue to pray for your speedy recovery. You are and will remain in our hearts.
    Karen and Eric, Wilmington, NC

  2. WooHoo!!! All 3 of us...Tiki, Sophie and myself are jumping with joy that Shiva is on the mend!!!