Wednesday, December 1, 2010

home sweet home.

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post. If you missed it, scroll down or click here

We picked Tucker up this morning. We didn't get to speak with his wonderful surgeon, but her technician was there to answer our questions and chat with us. 

Tucker is doing as well as we could hope right now. The area around his eye is really, really swollen and all closed up with stitches. Poor thing looks like someone hit him with a baseball bat :(

His stitches should come out December 15 and he'll be wearing a fancy pants cone collar until then. We're planning to head to Texas on December 17 and hoping that nothing happens to change those plans. There are a lot of people in Texas that are aching to give our buddy (and us!!) a great big hug. 

We're bumming around the apartment for the next few days. We don't want to leave him alone so soon after surgery so one of us is here with him at all times. We're just too paranoid about him being in pain or something happening to his other eye so we are watching him like crazy. 

I had to pick up some soft dog food this morning because he is supposed to avoid crunchy things for a while. I also picked up this toy because it reminded me of our little pup. 

How perfect?? There is a heart on its eye. Can you picture me getting teary in the pet store yet?? Sadly his cone is preventing him from playing so we're setting this aside until he's all better.
Thanks again for the phone calls and text messages. We know this is all probably more stressful on us than him. The surgeon thinks he'll be off pain pills and feeling better in two days... we sure hope so! It was so hard to see him this morning, he just looked awful. But bless his heart, he ran down the hall to us and was wagging his tail like crazy. We're seeing little glimmers of the Tucker we know and that is filling us with so much hope. 


  1. I don't know how I missed your post yesterday, but just know that your heartbreak was not unmerited or crazy. I love my dog way too much, so I totally understand the hard day y'all had! Praise God he still has one good eye!

    Oh, and I like that his cone is clear, and I would have lost it at the store at the sight of the toy.

  2. Poor thing! We are praying for all of you. It's not an easy road to take but he is a much loved dog!

  3. So glad sweet Tucker's at home!! He'll heal better and be able to be himself more if he's home with you. I love my vet (NO DUH!) but I know the office can be a stressful place for dogs. Even when they try their hardest, it's still a doctor's office.

    Zach was enthralled by your post, I had him read it. Of course, all he did was nod and say hmmm a few times.... but he was sad he wasn't going to get a look at the eye. (He loves eye surgery) Aaaand he thinks Tucker is going to make one spiffy pirate dog! He's cute as ever, and has wiggled his way into everyone's heart!

  4. Stephanie I just read this post and the one from before and I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I am SO thankful he is ok! I know exactly what you mean, Lucy is our child for now too and even the smallest thing is terrifying. I am so sorry all of that happened but it sounds like everything turned out great in the end! Know that I am praying for Tucker too! :) People always tell me when we have kids things will change, but I am not so sure about that.. Lucy will always be our first baby! Dogs def. help to prepare you for a child, huh? So glad everything is ok. Now I am going to go love on Lucy :)