Good morning, friends!

Remember how I told you all that Macy needed surgery on her knee? Well, it turns out that the surgery is going to be much more complicated than originally explained. Now that the orthopedic surgeon has seen the x-rays, she thinks there’s a tear of Macy’s cruciate ligament. So instead of simply deepening the groove in Macy’s bone for her kneecap to sit on, Macy is going to be getting a plate and screws in her knee during a surgery called Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) What the BLEEP?!?!?! 😯

Not only is the surgery different but the price just went up by anywhere between $1,000-$3,200 and is now estimated between $3,124-$5,719! The insurance company will be covering 90% but Mom is still freaking out.

She’s not just freaking about the money. She’s freaking out about the invasiveness of the surgery and the increased downtime compared to the other surgery (it went from 14 days to approximately 4-6 months). You all have seen Macy. How in the world are Mom and Dad going to keep her calm for months when they can’t even keep her calm for a full hour?!

Mom is hoping that when the surgeon sees Macy in person…  dog?…no, person – that she’ll find Macy’s ligament intact and she’ll only have to do the basic surgery.

Her surgery is scheduled for 2:30 pm tomorrow, 2/17. Mom and Dad have to drop her off at 11:00 am for pre-op bloodwork. Then, they’re going to go back around 2:00 so they can speak with the surgeon about everything.

Friends, I think it’s time that I go on vacation. Maybe Mrs. Lexi’s Mom will let me come stay with her during this catastrophe. No, I KNOW she will! Mrs. Lexi’s Mom aka Mom#2, can you come pick me up please?

I’ll update you guys as soon as I have info!



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I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Me says:

    Oh no that really sucks!! Is Macy a foodie? I’m thinking lots of frozen Kongs, and keeping her tethered to you on the couch / next to you on the floor on a bed…tends to be a lot easier on the pup than total crate rest. Or at least that’s what we found. I hope it goes as well as can be, beaming positive vibes your way!

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  2. oh bro, that are scary news… yes… it is a mission impawsible for such an engerizer bunny to rest for such a long time… and I hope hope hope the doc will see her tomorrow and he finds a good way to heal her knee …. all our paws are crossed and we will wait with you till good news come from the vets both…. I’m so sorry for you and your pawrents, I can only imagine what sad thoughts go through their heads and what sleepless nights they will have while worrying for her beloved wild child…

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  3. colinandray says:

    Perhaps the vet will suggest “slowing her down” with meds? I know that we had a lot of concerns trying to keep Ray calm for the 6 months of his heart-worm treatment. You just have to explore as many options as you can find.

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  4. Piglove says:

    Bless her heart!! Yes that does sound so much more invasive. But she will feel so better in the end, right? Sending calming vibes your way! XOXO – Bacon

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  5. KDKH says:

    I can recommend hemp oil with CBD to help calm a dog. We had a terrier who was quite anxious and it took the edge off enough that we could sleep all night. It won’t solve your problem, but since hemp is naturally anti-inflammatory, it could help on several levels.

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  6. nordhuesn says:

    Oh NO!! Mom feels your pain. Having to keep even a more docile pet inactive is the pits. Maybe more kenneling would be a better alternative to sedatives. Those cause problems as well (constipation, slower heart rate). You can come to Nebraska and we can have soooo much fun!

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  7. Amy says:

    YIKES! Praying for the simpler surgery for everyone’s sake. And Noodle, I will hop in the dog mobile with the wheels turned your direction as soon as your Mom gives the ok. ❤ P.S. You will now have to deal with 2 big dogs here (Lucy and Riley). Riley (70 lbs) will leave you alone, but Lucy (57 lbs) will want you to play like Macy does. 🙂

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  8. Oh no, Noodle. We are so sorry and will keep our fingers and paws crossed it’s not as bad as the worst case scenario. Have some faith before you go off on your vacation, ok sweetie? 💗 Then take a deep breath and we’ll figure out how to best deal with activity/confinement for your adorable sister.

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  9. OH NOOOOOOOO! WOW…..that’s a huge surgery compared to the other which was huge in its’ own way……..let’s hope the doctor tomorrow says something different OR gets in there and realizes it can be done less invasively or SOMETHING. So happy you have insurance though…..what a blessing huh?! We will be saying BIG HUGE prayers for Macy tomorrow (and your Mom too!). Moms do a lot of daily freaking out but when the word “BIG SURGERY” is used – well – freaking is going to happen!

    Love, Angel Sammy

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    • If Mom didn’t have insurance, she would be hiding in a corner crying. Hey, maybe when the doctor opens her up, you can put kitty magic in the incision so that it’s not as bad as they think it is and the can do a smaller surgery! *ear licks*

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  10. Sending Macy lots of good thoughts and POTP!!!

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  11. Frankie and Ernie says:

    WE are sending Macy some POTP and Crossed Paws and Strong Dachshund VIBES>>>>>>>>>>> We will be thinking of ALL of you tomorrow.

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  12. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Hi Noodle,
    That is a lot to be happening, poor mom she’s going to need some extra Noodle cuddles.
    Praying for Macy’s surgery and recovery that it would all go smoothly and complication free.
    I hope the lesser surgery can be done, if not maybe the dr will have suggestions on helping Macy stay calm and settled during her recovery. Praying for the rest of you as well. Hugs and cuddles, Mrs. Margret

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    • Mrs. Margret, I did a super good Noodle Snuggle this morning. Mom squatted down to give me a kiss goodbye and I nuzzled into her and we stayed like that for a super long time. Then I gave her super gentle kisses. *ear licks*

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  13. Ouch! that is quite a change from the original surgery planned. We hope she doesn’t it and the doc can do the original.

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  14. Dat stinks – sending POTP dat it all works out.

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  15. Paws and fingers are crossed and we’re sending lots of POTP for Macy and hugs for your mom, Noodle!

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  16. Oh no, we are so sorry to hear of this big surgery, but we wish, hope and pray that it will be the first plan. you have had so hard times, Potp!
    Kosmo and his mom,
    in faraway Finland.

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  17. LB Johnson says:

    That’s not good news. I found that following some treatment for Barkley, where he had to be calm and quiet for a few weeks using a diffuser with Frankensence essential oil really calmed him down. Or just put a drop on the back of Macy’s neck. I use that on Abby for thunderstorms and it instantly calms her.

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  18. Oh Noodle, Mom and I are both praying for ALL of you, and especially for Macy and your mom. (My mom says that yours might wanna’ try some of those “keep calm” oils and stuff herself.)
    Woof! TINK

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  19. Nylabluesmum says:

    Sendin all mee POTP fur Macy!
    An Noodle mee Moodle if mee lived close bye mee an LadyMum wood come over an help youss’ out!!!
    Good luck Macy Gurl…..
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~~ an (((hugsss))) LadyMum

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