Monday, August 27, 2012

Poor Pathetic Boys

 Here's first baby...Niko.  Saturday, the Trefethens, were packing up their car, returning home after a week of staying with us while Hank worked so hard on his hardwood floors.  Niko looked at them. pleadingly...don't leave, stay.  Then he looked at me as if I was going to leave him.  He ran to the window and barked for a bit (I wasn't out there for 4 minutes!) but when I came in Nix was very quiet and subdued.  When he walked toward me, he was walking on 3 legs, having (once again!!!) broke or torn his dew claw on his left leg.  The vets saw us in the afternoon and removed the broken claw which will grow back.  But he's got this little cast like deal on his leg and we hope to remove it tonight (when Robert gets home to help). For now, he's playing the invalid, barely walking.  And he's so pathetic and I am so sorry for him.
And then next comes baby boy Connor.  Connor had surgery this morning in hopes of correcting his: Osteochondritis dissecans (see  ** below for details )  This condition created a lot of pain when Connor walked or tried to run.  So the surgery was completed and as you can see, he's home and lying on the mattress, attempting to stay awake to watch some TV but he's ready for a nap.  He cannot put weight on his leg for 8 weeks even if it feels better...and he starts exercising tomorrow.

So there are my 2 Poor Pathetic Boys.  Get well boys!  Feel better.  Be wise, Connor.

**is a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone.  It is caused by blood deprivation in the subchondral bone.  This loss of blood flow causes the subchondral bone. This loss of blood flow causes the subchondral bone to die in a process called avascular necrosis.  The bone is then reabsorbed by the body, leaving the articular cartilage it supported prone to damage. The result is fragmentation (dissection) of both cartilate and bone, and and free movement of these osteochondral fragments within the join space, causing pain and further damage. In Humans this is a rare disease occurring inonly 15-30 people per 100,000 in the general pupolation each year.  Although rare, it is an important cause of join pain in physically active adolescents.


3 comments:

Lin Floyd said...

poor boys, I think niko will stay put better...lol!

LeAnn said...

Oh, the poor boys. I will pray that they both recover quickly. It isn't fun to have a child in pain.
Blessings and prayers for you!

Dawn Mercedes said...

week 1 down...so many more to go. Thanks for visiting us!!

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