Charlie’s CCL Journey


Here we go Again 10   Recently updated !

Almost two years ago exactly, Charlie was having surgery to repair a torn CCL in his left hind knee.  Well, you guessed it – we are in the same boat, my friends.  Charlie has injured his back right leg and it looks exactly like it did when he tore his ligament two years ago. Charlie was at my mom’s house, having been dropped off with his brother on Saturday night so Jeff and I could go up to visit our friend’s, Tara and Erik.  Everything was peachy yesterday… Until we got back to my mom’s house after Father’s Day dinner […]

Charlie CCL 2017

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One year ago: Charlie’s Cranial Cruciate Repair 6

Exactly one year ago today, Charlie was heading into surgery for his left hind cranial cruciate to be repaired (fancy word for knee, basically) and just for fun, they planed down his meniscus a bit as it was partially torn.  If you’d like to read about his journey and healing process, click here.  I went into the surgery that apprehensive, worried and very nervous, thinking that it was going to be a rough, rough road ahead of us but in the end it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. For the first few days, my mom took him into her home […]


Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery & Hydrotherapy AND Weekend Recap 9

Hello, Friends!  I literally can’t believe that today marks fourteen weeks (or just over 3 months) post-op with regards to Charlie and having had surgery on June 22, 2015 for a cranial cruciate tear, as well as a meniscus tear (also known as or called an ACL/CCL tear). If you missed reading about Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery, you can to read about


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Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery & Hydrotherapy Session 3 and 4 17

Hello, Friends!  Today, we are 30 days post-op with regards to Charlie and having had surgery on June 22, 2015 for a cranial cruciate tear, as well as a meniscus tear (also known as or called an ACL/CCL tear). If you missed reading about Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery, you can to read about


Charlie’s Recovery – 23 Days Post-Op 12

Hello, Friends!  I had wanted to post yesterday, but I was kind of in a shitty mood, and so I thought it was a smart idea not to get on the blog and start rambling away about how life sucks sometimes.  Moving along, today is a new day.  My second last day off before I go back on Friday… for a day! LOL!  Then off again Monday and Tuesday and finally back to work next Wednesday.  It’s a lot of fun with the dogs (all five, yes 5), there’s never a dull moment that’s for sure. If you missed reading […]

Charlie's Post-Op Recovery

Charlie's Post-Op Recovery

Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery – Day 16 11

Today we are now 16 days post-op for Charlie and he’s doing fabulous.  He honestly feels like he could probably run a marathon, I’m sure (my opinion as a crazy pet-parent).  He’s got spunk and this renewed energy.  But, so far he’s listening to his limits i.e. Mommy yelling.  He now has his stitches out (yesterday) and he’s very happy about that.  He spent one more night in the cone and this morning, he is cone-FREE.  Pet parents reading know that this is such a triumphant moment.  Cone-wearing is always such a shitty thing, for both the dog and the […]