Poor Murph... vibes, please?

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  1. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Got home from work to discover Murphy on three legs, the right front was swollen and he wouldn't put any weight on it. Sis and I got him into the vet (took both of us to get him in and out of the van) and, yup, he somehow managed to break his leg in a fenced yard...

    Granted, the 'yard' is a little over 2 acres, heavily wooded, and the boys do like to dig for moles... Vet thinks the break is consistent with Murph stepping in a hole while running. He also thinks Murph is a bit of a drama queen (he is - I can't pull a tick off without him acting like I poked his eye out). So, the big dog is staying at the hospital over the weekend so they can get the swelling down and get x-rays before putting on a cast. At least it appears to be a clean break and the vet doesn't foresee any trouble with it healing.

    Poor Murph, though... He cried most of the time and really, really didn't want to be left in the cage. I felt so bad leaving him... :( and Sis is getting tired of me sighing, 'Poor Murph', every fifteen minutes. It's going to be a long weekend...
     
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    Poor baby, sending vibes!!!
     
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    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    Poor guy! Sending vibes your way. I'd probably be worried sick in your situation.
     
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    Poor guy :( lots of vibes that it heals without a problem!
     
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    Vibes heading his way.
     
  6. Snark

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    Thanks for the vibes. I want my dog back. *sigh*

    Poor Murph... (you all won't mind if I sniffle on here, right?) *sigh* :(
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Poor Murph!!!

    I hope he's back home ASAP!
     
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    Poor baby! Feeling vibes headed his way.
     
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    Awww, man, poor Murph. Healing vibes coming your way...
     
  10. Snark

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    Poor Mick, too. *sigh* He's looking for his brother, I don't think they've ever been separated for more than a couple of hours in their entire lives (they'll be 11 years old this year). Come on, Monday!
     
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    Sending lots of healing vibes for Murph.
     
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    Aww. poor Murphy. I hope he heals up quickly and without any complications.
     
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    :( All the vibes!
     
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    Any news from the vet on how Murph is doing today? (and hopefully you are doing alright as well!)
     
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    Awwww poor Murph! Rotten luck!

    Vibes sent!
     
  16. Snark

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    No, but they're closed on Sundays. I'm going to call the hospital first thing tomorrow morning to see how he is faring. My vet told us he's planning to sedate Murphy for the x-rays and cast, and we should be able to pick him up after 3pm. He'll be in a cast for six weeks and, hopefully, will leave it alone so he won't have to wear the Cone of Shame, too. Poor boy!
     

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