Last Tuesday, our foster puppy Bethany had emergency FHO hip surgery. We took her to a pre-op consultation Tuesday morning when it was decided she needed surgery ASAP to repair her fractured femur and pelvis. We left her and she went into surgery Tuesday night. She came home to us on Wednesday looking like Chelsea’s quarter-shaved twin. We’re going to continue to foster Bethany for a week; if she’s not adopted by then, we’ll take her to the Humane Society so she can go on the adoption floor and find her forever family. Frankly, the thought of putting her back in the shelter is not my favorite so we’re hoping to find an adopter before next Thursday!
Just like Chelsea, Bethany had FHO surgery on her back right leg. Same post-op rules apply: no running, jumping or playing- talk about a challenge with a 10-week puppy! She’ll need lots of TLC to heal her leg but she is already improving dramatically. (If you’d like to learn more about FHO rehabilitation in dogs, check out a previous post about our puppy, Chelsea and photos of her recovery.) We are very optimistic about Bethany’s recovery; she had surgery younger than Chelsea and before the injury had completely healed incorrectly. Bethany will make a full recovery and thankfully, her surgeon did a wonderful job 🙂
We’re glad we’ve had experience with this injury– it’s been much easier this time around. Though we are still in the end stages of Chelsea’s rehabilitation, she has almost completely recovered. With Chelsea, we’ve been walking, running and swimming; with Bethany, we’ve been walking slowly and building back strength. And if you saw our post about Scarlett’s leg, you know we’ll be here again (in two or three months).
Little Bethany is still available for adoption and looking for a home that can give her lots of love! If her injury gives you reserves, I can assure you she will be fine. I have no doubt from watching Bethany through the first week, she’ll recover faster than Chelsea. She has done wonderfully and is already putting weight on and using it to walk! Unlike Chelsea, she doesn’t seem to pick it up at all.
As we get to know her more, we adore this little bundle of love. Bethany is irresistible, tenacious, playful and such a sweet baby. Beyond these things, she lives to please and always wants to be by your side. Bethany loves the cat and the dogs but she and Scarlett have become best friends and never leave each other’s sides 🙂 She would be a great addition to any family!
Thank you for all the wonderful words of support and encouragement for Bethany! We apologize for getting so behind in our reading (ok, maybe we’re a bit overwhelmed!) and hope you are all doing well! Please spread the word about sweet Bethany; she’s available for adoption through the Humane Society of Greater Miami but I can send her anywhere. She is one beautiful girl who deserves a second chance at life. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in adopting sweet Bethany!