Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Doggy Update

Surgical staples came out today, and the tech put Murphy on the scale - 7.6 pounds! Before and after surgery, he was barely 7.0. Nice! I know he has been eating like a horse, and it's nice to see that his body is actually using all that good food he's been stuffing down his gullet. Murphy's ideal weight is somewhere between 7 and 8 pounds. 7 pounds and below, and he has no reserves to deal with illness. 8 and above, and his knees are working extra hard. We have hit equilibrium! Now the trick is to maintain it. Knock wood for us, Internets! So far, so good!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so great! I am really happy for you and of course Murphy.

Catherine said...

It's so good to have a name for the issue, and a game plan to handle it. I'm not blithely thinking it's over - but with diet and an arsenal of support meds when needed, we may be on the right track.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Go Murphy!

Cris in PA

nurseknitsalot said...

so glad he is doing well

KatyaR said...

Yay to both of you--what a relief!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that Murphy is doing so good. I'm so happy for both of you.
Jackie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Wow- such good news. Now Murph, dont get spoiled by all this good food- dont need porky Murphy! But it's terrific that his gut seems to be working properly.
Yay for both of you.
Kimmen

Louie's Mom said...

Good news on his weight. Getting the weight back up is HUGE. I do hope things continue to go well for the little guy!

dragon knitter said...

happy butt dance goin' on over here!

Anonymous said...

I will keep Murphy in my thoughts and hope that he will continue to do well!