I’ve managed to stay fairly healthy so far for 2014, we are still 13 days in so keep your fingers crossed. Let’s not discuss the allergic reaction I had to chapstick yesterday and today.
However, Bodhi has not stayed so healthy. Not only did he break his leg on the first day of the year but he also got neutered and then got a hard cast on. (his first cast was just to hold him over for a few days.)
He’s a little drugged in that picture.
After he broke his leg, I bought him a new bed because his other 2 were not cutting it. Or maybe it’s just because he’s spoiled. He can get in and out a lot easier with the new bed. Even if his cast does get caught on it.
Ryan had lots of snow days so Bodhi had lots of cuddle time.
He’s discovered sleeping on his back while smashed between my legs is the best position for him. He can rest his cast on my leg like this.
I thought most toys would be out of his reach for awhile but instead he manages to get to them inside his cone. I thought he would be a baby about the cone but he seems to think it’s normal. Thankfully he only needs to keep it on for 10 more days.
If Ryan and I weren’t spoiling him enough, the in-laws bought him a baby blanket this weekend.
10 days til Bodhi gets the cone off and 7 weeks til he gets the cast off.
First let’s start with how awesome New Year’s Eve was. I had a low key night with 3 of my favorite people (Ryan, Bill & Crystal) and couldn’t have asked for a better night. We started off the night with dinner at Cork & Cleaver. I admit looking at the menu I wasn’t super excited, however, the food was phenomenal. I cannot wait to go back.
After dinner the snow was coming down which was no problem for us because we were staying in for the night. We instantly changed into comfy clothes, opened some beers and sat down for some cards against humanity.
After hours of laughing over cards against humanity, we watched the ball drop and then finished the night by watching the Christmas SNL with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake…for the second time. 3 of us passed out on the couch by 2am, oops make that 4, Bodhi passed out too.
Bodhi and I eventually moved to the bedroom and for the first time ever we let Bodhi sleep in bed with us so that he wouldn’t disturb our guests while they slept. He did awesome and slept like a champ between us.
New Years Day morning I had signed up for a spinning class that I was really excited about, it was 1.5 hours long and I had been looking forward to it for 2 weeks. I got up and started getting ready and left Bodhi in bed with Ryan. I was still in the room gathering my things and Bodhi got excited or thought I was leaving the room without him (he follows me everywhere) and jumped off the bed.
We are always so careful with him and what we let him jump off of. We are very cautious with him.
Well the jump off the bed had a loud yelp when he landed and I knew right away something was wrong. I instantly picked him up and held him but it was clear he injured his paw and we needed to go to the vet ASAP. Luckily when choosing a vet I pick one very close to our house and also open 24-7.
I didn’t even bother to brush my hair or put makeup on (rare for me to leave the house doing so), I couldn’t even put on a coat or sweatshirt. All I could do was hold Bodhi close so that his paw was secure.
We arrived at the vet and we were so well taken care of. We received a room almost instantly and Bodhi saw the doc soon after. After a few x-rays were done it was determined that he had 2 fractures in his front paw (I actually thought he dislocated a shoulder the way he was acting.). The vet techs are in love with Bodhi so he was in very good hands and they even gave him a special cast.
We canceled all plans for the rest of the day so that we could give him attention and tell him how sorry we are.
Ryan and I feel so heartbroken over this. We know it’s our fault for letting him on the bed and it was the first time ever too. We are just kicking ourselves over this.
He has a really hard time sleeping because he can’t get comfy and I put a sock over his cast because he was trying to bite at it.
We entertained ourselves by taking selfies through part of the day. I think I have 20 pictures of Bodhi on my phone from yesterday alone. I also bought him new toys and a flatter bed so he can get in and out of it easier. His cast gets caught on everything.
This sleeping picture was one of the best positions for him.
Going outside is a challenge because we a special bag to put on him and then we put a plastic bag over that. Of course we have inches of snow outside right now so trying to keep the cast dry is a challenge. However, Bodhi has been so patient with us as we get him ready to go out, never once has he fought us for trying to take him outside and putting all these things on his foot.
And then our hearts melted when our friends sent us messages for Bodhi.
Baffi says “this too shall pass”
Then Shelby and Henry sent Bodhi some well wishes as well.
Hopefully you had a better start to your new year than Bodhi did. He’ll be in the cast for 8-10 weeks:(