Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Tummies and updates
Is this little guy photogenic, or what? For whatever reason, Elroy was not working for me, so I've been calling him Charlie, in honor of the Chaplinesque mustache. It looks like someone took a Sharpie and modified the picture, but no, his nose really looks like that. Looking at that tummy, dough boy might be a good nickname, too. So cute, and such a sweetie. I can't believe the week is nearly over. Tomorrow they're off for spay and neuters, then to hopefully find new homes, but back at their "real" foster home.
To finish yesterday's saga, the MRI showed a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), one of the ligaments that forms the "X" in the middle of the knee and keeps it from moving in undesired directions. It was nearly completely torn off the end that joins the femur, or thigh bone. I'll start physical therapy next week to see how stable I can make it by building up the muscles, but there's a pretty good chance I'll be looking at a surgical reconstruction in a few months. And in the meantime, the increased energy requirements for doing just about anything coupled with my decreasing conditioning are a ready excuse for feeling tired.
It's Tummy Tuesday. To see more of the (feline) sunny-side-up variety, visit LisaViolet.