Diesel home from surgery

A few weeks ago, Diesel was out fetching a ball with Henry. (Actually, Henry was throwing the ball, but that’s beside the point.) While sprinting madly back and forth he must have tweaked his knee, because he had a pretty severe limp by the time he got home.

We waited a bit, then took him to the vet. It looked like he tore a ligament in his knee. We decided to wait a bit longer to see if it got better. It did not. So, last Monday he went back to the vet for knee surgery.

In humans it’s called a torn ACL–anterior cruciate ligament. Those of us in ski towns are familiar with this surgery since people tend to rip their ACLs frequently while skiing. Or running, or being active. I have many friends who’ve had the surgery.

In dogs, well, let me get an expert to explain it to you.

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Here is poor, sad Diesel. We are glad he is home.

Diesel with his shaved leg.

Diesel feeling sad.

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