Poor R, our black dog, is still on very restricted activity, and he's still limping. He doesn't like any of it.
Unfortunately, it is seeming as if our plans for having an expert surgeon come here for surgery in early April are falling through. It is very frustrating. We are trying our best to get this surgery for R but there are only a few people in the country who are proficient at the CUE surgery he needs for his elbow dysplasia.
One possibility is to fly to the east coast with R, and to have the surgery done by the foremost expert. The problem is that we're not comfortable with flying R down in the belly of the plane, especially soon after major surgery. If only we had our own jet... then he could ride in the cabin!
When I first discovered that our best-laid plans were falling apart, I came within an inch of a migraine. However, I avoided it - probably because I've been so careful about my sleep. Getting enough sleep seems to be the biggest factor. I've gone from 20 migraines last February to only 1 so far this February.
So, we're re-working our plans, trying to figure out an alternative without getting too stressed out.
I feel fairly confident that this saga will eventually have a happy ending but it just might take longer than we hoped.