Thank you all so much for your positive thoughts and prayers....
We all appreciate it....so much!
Ben is doing well. The vet is confident that there has been no permanent nerve damage.
He can't stand up on his own and the damage to his pelvis is quite severe. But he is eating and going to the bathroom (at least #1). They are going to help him out a little with #2 today. She believes he's probably nervous to try as it's so tendered. And because he isn't eating as much as normal and inactive that won't be helping move things. So she is going to give him a laxative. But the vet is confident that he will be okay in that area. Apparently his sweet little tail is wagging as per usual and he has lots of feeling in his hind end. I hope that's not too much information.....
We are waiting for word from the Ortho Specialist in Winnipeg. Our vet assures us that the specialist is very good and will only do the surgery if he is confident that it will be the best possible outcome for Ben. Unfortunately the cost is going to be even more than estimated. 'sigh'
It's all up in the air right now...but the surgery might not be until Wednesday.... So it looks like we will be able to have him home with us for a few days. 'sigh'
But oh my gosh, I could not love this little boy more.... Not a day goes by that we don't marvel over his cuteness, his sweetness, his quirky little personality.... He does the cutest things... Like when someone comes to the door, whether it's company or one of us... he bolts to the door with a toy or old sock in mouth to show them....then proceeds to parade around the entrance, proudly showing it off.... It's really funny when it's a ripped up old sock.... He's so proud!! Whenever you talk to him he tilts his head back and forth as if to say, what mommy? what are you saying? When my cell phone beeps, he tilts his little head as if to say, who was that? It's cuteness ....BEYOND....
After he was hit by the truck, my brother came over to see him. He thought he must be okay as Ben was lying there wagging his tail. When the vet was poking and prodding he was just there, with his little nose in her face giving her little kisses. You can't help but love him.
And I swear he was born to be photographed. He will pose for the camera in a second. He's truly the sweetest gift. And I can't imagine our world without him.
So we must find a way to get him well. Please continue to pray for us... as we wait for the details and figure it all out.
We are all so very grateful.
much love and gratitude.....xxo, Kim