Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Update on Max From Mom

Hello Everyone,
First of all, thank you so much for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers for Max, it is comforting to know that you all ready care for him and it means so very much to me and to 
Maggie Mae. :)
We have good news and some not so good news about Max.  The good news is that Max's hips are fine, no signs of hip dysplasia, the not so good news is that the x-rays did find a problem with the joint in his left leg....

"Another common problem that can occur in the elbow of dogs is osteochonritis dissecans (osteochonrosis) in which a flap of cartilage breaks loose within the joint causing pain when it is trapped between the cartilaginous elements of the joint. Too rapid a growth rate, genetic factors and trauma to the joint can all play a part in causing this disease. These flaps or joint mice need to be removed surgically. Because genetics plays a part in this disease, these dogs should not be bred."

So it is off to the surgeon for Max. :(  Our vet is going to call me in a few days after he has consulted with the surgeon (who is someone we know and trust, he worked on our previous boxer Samantha), then we can go ahead and make the appointments. The perils of a rescued or adopted animal, you don't know their health history or genetics. 
I am just so thankful that he is ours because we love him so much and he will get the all the care he needs, if he was on the streets...

Thanks again for your support, it means so much. 
We will keep you posted. 
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max


  1. Paws crossed for you sweet boy. Feel better soon
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Max is so lucky to have been rescued by the best family ever. We will keep Max in our thoughts.

  3. Oh Max-Boy!! Is you effur lucky to get adopted by the Maggie Mae family!! We got our paws crossed fur you.

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. In a way... its good news as its not hip dysplasia. Its a blessing he is with you guys and he can be fixed. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon Max.

  5. The fact that it's not dysplasia is good. The fact that you know the surgeon is also good. The best fact by far is that Max is somewhere where he'll get the most love and attention any dog can hope for .

  6. We've got our paws crossed and we're sending lots of hugs to all of you.

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  7. We, too, are sending lots of loving and healing thoughts for you all...especially Max!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug and the mama

  8. I'm sure you'll be fine mate. Well done on convincing such a lovely family to adopt you in the first place! Deccy x

  9. Thank goodness you have Maggie Mae to look after you, Max! Our paws are crossed for you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Wells, I knows fur a fact dat Max is gonna be well taken cares of! I am just so sorry he is gonna haves to haves surgery and all dat but we will definately has ya'll all in our thoughts.


  11. I'm keeping the paws khrossed!


  12. Max! You are lucky to live with such a wonderful family that is going to take good care of your owie. What is with dogs and their knees anyway?

    I hope that everything goes OK and that you get to go to the physical therapy spa afterwards. It is going to be hard to stay calm and heal. You will need to practice your meditation skills.


  13. Awe Maxiem I am so sorry you need surgery. Love, hugs and kisses from me, you handsome dog you!!!
    Miss Mindy

  14. I guess it's a good thing if this had to happen, that it happened after he went to live with you. His outlook might not have been so good if he was homeless.

    Paws crossed here for an easy, successful surgery for Max.

  15. Hey Max!
    Wow, I'm so glad that this is something fixable and your pack will take such good care of you. You'll be back to 100% in no time. I'm joining all your furiends in sending you tons of healing vibes.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  16. Hi Maggie Mae and Max you two are looking too beautiful/handsome for words. OMC Max after you have your knee repaired you'll be bionic and will be able to run circles are the most energetic Maggie Mae.
    Many hugs and purrs,
    Madi and Mom

  17. The Max do be the luckiest to has you taking care of him and we just know he will be all better soonly.

  18. Max... Buddy I know this all sounds kinda Scary and stuffs... BUTT.. what you may not realize is.. Your Sister Maggie Mae is Blogville's NURSE. AND that girrrrl can take SUPER CARE of you while you are
    Re Coop errrrrrrrrrr ate ing.
    It will be grrrrreat ... I think you will get Chicken Soup
    and I Scream and Stewed Squirrel
    and Stuffies even.
    Nurse Maggie Mae will be in CHARGE and you will be FINE.

  19. Max is in our thoughts and prayers....

  20. Max is so lucky to have you around to take care of him. I am sure he will need lots of licks after the surgery.

    We will keep our paws crossed for him

    Bert and My Vickie

  21. My mom sends hugs, and I send big sloppy boxer kisses. I know Max will be all better soon! We're all crossing our paws at my house for him.

  22. Ohhhhhh...poor Max. I'm so very sorry to hear abouts this. Mom said the first year they had Brudder Ranger, it seemed like it was just one thing after another. But then it got a lot better after that. I hope this is the ONE and ONLY thing that Handsome Max has to deal with and then he'll be as healthy as a horse for 187 years!

    I'm sending lots of powerful brindle snuggles and mom is sending you all hugs. We luvs all of you oodles!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  23. Aww, poor Max! Surgery is no fun, but he will be feeling MUCH better afterward. So glad it isn't hip dysplasia! Phew!!

    Elyse and Riley

  24. Well at least it is someone fixable!!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  25. Poor guy... I know what its like having a bum leg:(

  26. You know, I had a horse diagnosed with that years ago. We gave her some rest and she out grew it. Would this be possible with Max?


  27. Woof! Woof! Crossing my Golden Paws and sending lots of Golden VIBES for MAX. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  28. Sending you some drool, Max. We knows you must have some pain, but at least your humans are going to get you all fixed up and thank goodness it can be all fixed up. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  29. Max, buddy, we sure hope you will be on the mend real soon and back to playing with your sis! So sorry you are having the pains right now, but hopefully your V-E-T will fix you right up. Sending good thoughts your way!

    The Road Dogs

  30. We're so glad that it's a curable problem and not dysplasia. We're looking forward to spring around here when all the injuries are just a memory. Keep us posted on his progress.

  31. Oh Max! We're so sorry you have to go to the V-E-T for an operation, but Nurse Maggie will make your recovery go by very fast. We hear she is an excellent nurse and will bring you anything your heart desires (maybe even a favorite stuffie for you to devour). Hugs to your worried Momma and lots of wags and wiggles to you and Maggie Mae.

  32. Sorry to hear than news. But I am glad Max found a great home with people who love him and want to provide the best care they can.

    Hoping for the best. Keep us updated.

  33. Mom has heard of that before. Although we wish Max didn't have to go through surgery, at least it sounds like something that is reparable. Paws crossed for all to go smoothly.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  34. I got tears in my eyes when I read your news! We'll be waiting for news on Max's surgery and we'll push as many healing boxer vibes his way when he does go in for surgery!

    Thank God that he has you to look after him!

    Kisses to you sweet Max & Maggie Mae...Hug's to you Janelle! We're thinking about you all!

  35. We are sending all kinds of purrs to Max... That's for sure. Yes, we are so glad he is with you so he can get the care he needs.... What a fortunate thing. So, keep us posted. Love to all of you and purrrrs all around, too.

    pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  36. Got my paws crossed for Max!

  37. Well little Max Man, you have landed on your feet (so to speak). Your family are going to make you all better so you can go romping and rolling with your sissy Maggie Mae. What a great family you have. We love you both to bits. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  38. Awwww Max! We're keeping our paws crossed for you buddy. Maggie Mae- give him some licks from us!

  39. We love you, Max. Lots of good thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    Your pal, Pip

  40. It is kinda skeery news but I am glad that Max is with you so he can get the help that he needs. Hopefully surgery can be soon and that he will heal quickly and good!!

    Jazzi and addy

  41. Hi there Maggie Mae. We sure have missed seeing you. We need to get by here more often. We sure hope those vets can fix up poor Max. I bet he will be just like new. Sending lots of woofs and purrs. Take care.

  42. Oh Maggie I is sorry to hear about Max. I is going through a similar things rights now. I tore the cruciate ligament in my knee. However, we are hoping it's a partial tear and I won't need surgery. I'll knows in a couple weeks. I have to have those sleepy meds for xrays and our vet doesn't want me to have to have the sleepy meds twice. So if I need the xray I am getting the surgery. I sure hope that Max feels betters soon.

    woof - Tucker

  43. Hey Max dude,

    It is Uji here, now don't yoo worries bouts dis hopperayshun yoo needs it is like da one mee had on da 3rd ovs last monf. Mee is back to doin zoomies , jumpin on da bed, da couch n Da Mom Laydees head now . Yoo will havs to rest ups fur a few days n takes some odd med stuff an wen yoo do starts wantin to gets about yoo has to do it carefully ats furst okays ? Yoo mays wants to hops a bit like mee dids, yor Mom will want to do leggy wigglin butts only lets her ifs yoo gets a nice massage furst DATS DA RULES !
    Yoo will bee backs to run nin zoomies befor yoo even has chance to miss doin dem.
    Mee is here if yoo need to have a pup to pup woofs about it okays

    Lotsa Luvs

  44. I'm so sorry to hear your news, Max. I hope that the surgeon can fix you up perfectly.

    If it's any consolation, I had a yellow lab who had congenital OCD in all his leg joints and his spine. When he was a young pup, the vets recommended putting him down to save him from a painful life. It wasn't possible to do surgery because so many joints were involved.

    Well, thank goodness that he was allowed to live. He never could run hard or go for huge hikes but he had a very happy 14 years of mellow life. He's proof that OCD can be managed.

    I will be thinking of you, Max.