I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



There was 4 hours of orthopedic surgery today and Walter made it through! He has two screws and two pins in his hips thanks to the skillful Dr. Hamline of the LeVine Orthopedic group.

This is a picture of Walter just before he went into surgery. He has two IV's in his forepaw and that shaved area with a clear sticker thing is a "Pain Patch" a device that seeps painkillers right through his skin. The nurses were so good to him - The nurses call him "Handsome Walty." THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE!

NOW the big hurdle is Walter must fight off all the pain he's in - which is considerable and then he needs EIGHT weeks of bedrest. Anyone have any ideas how to keep a pug in his playpen for 8 weeks?

Please continue praying for us and Walter's pain management. We really need your love and good thoughts. xoxoxoxo


Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Deal Walter,
I do not know you, but I heard about you. I am here to tell you that me"the tweedles" is sending good thoughts, prayers and hopes and crossing my paws for you. I even send you some kisses.
Please get well, and know I am thinking about you and your family,

Rachel said...

THANK GOD! We've been praying so hard and anxiously waiting for an update. So glad to hear this- will continue to pray for healing.

Manda Girl said...

Hello - we are so glad to hear about Walter getting through surgery ok! Lots of people have left comments for you on our blog because we couldn't leave comments before.

So glad Walter is ok!! Stock up on Kongs with peanut butter to keep him occupied ;)

Big hugs!

Pugsley and Lola said...

We will keep Walter in our prayers!!

Sending LOTS of Pugs and Kisses his way:)

Pugsley & Lola

Heather and Walter said...

Thank you Tweedles, your good thoughts are like a tonic to us. We need them all to get Walter through. Thank you for your kindness.

Heather and Walter said...

Thank you Rachel, I am touched that you're helping us, I am so grateful, you have no idea. I print out well wishes and read them to wally in the hospital.

Heather and Walter said...

Manda, thank you for hosting our comments until I got my act together. you;d think id have noticed a year with no comments despite thousands of visitors! Anyway we have it fixed now. Thank you for passing the loving words along. everyone is needed.

Heather and Walter said...

kisses to you lovely Lola and Pugsley. Thank you!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I just came over from A Day in the Life of Our Pugs. I am so sorry that poor little Walter got hit by a car...but so glad that you were able to get him to the vet on time. I cannot imagine how frightened you must have been!

Pray for a dog? - Absolutely! Positively! My heart goes out to you both.

Suki Sumo said...

Walter- I'm sorry we didn't meet under better circumstances! I'm Jen and Suki is my little Minneapol-pug. I really hope you feel better soon, little man! We'll keep thinking good thoughts and checking in on you!!

Jen & Suki

Winston Wilbur Atchley said...

Oh Walter, this is awful! We don't know you and we live far away in Canada but we send wishes and you are in our prayers. Winston sends pug licks and snorts and wishes you have a speedy recovery and everything goes well after the surgery. You have just endured my worst nightmare and we think or you during this time.

agent99 said...

So glad to hear Walter is OK!Twenty years ago when my stepfather carried our ShiTzu everywhere for weeks after knee surgery, I thought he was nuts....now I get it. We send you pug hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery.
Gen & Fuji

Puglover said...

Walter: Jax @ I live in Peterborough, Ontario, and we send our sincere love and prayers from here to wish you a speedy recovery and that you are back quickly playing with all your pug friends, Lots of Love, Hugs, and Kisses from us.

Pugs and Kneedles said...

OOOOO, we are so happy that Walter made it through surgery. He is in all our prayers and puggy thoughts. We are sending him snuggles and snorts for a speedy recovery. Hang in there, Walter, we are all pulling for you. You mommy will hold and cuddle you through the recovery period. She loves you very much!

Sandra y Coco said...

Yayyy!! I am so glad the surgery went well. You are a tough guy, Walter! I can't believe that the picture was from yesterday. After all you've been through, you look very handsome and positive!
We have been praying for you from Miami, FL. It is pretty far, but there is no distance or boundaries for good thoughts. Now, I wish I had an advice for you during your recovery... maybe have a lot of chewies to entertain you while you try to rest? I hope your pain goes away and that you are back to your normal life very very soon.

Yoda and Brutus said...

We don't know you, but found you through a link on another blog. We are so happy to know that Walter is going to be OK. Just goes to show that you can't keep a good pug down. Will continue to say some prayers and hope that he heals fast.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Emily said...

YEA!! Even in pain he looks happy!! Or maybe he is high!

Beans and I highly recommend a heated orthopedic pet bed. Make him a cage so comfortable that he doesn't want to leave. And even though I can't spell it, Gloucosimine and Chondrotin...lots of it.

Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery!!

Emily and Beans the Pug

Peg said...

Our Mom has been following your blog and we are so glad to hear you are getting better! We are sending you pug hugs and kisses, and Mom will continue to pray for your recovery. And for wisdom and patience for your Mom during this whole silly bedrest thing! Try to enjoy the enjoy the extra spoiling you'll be getting!

Mops and Maddie (and our Mom, Peg)

Anonymous said...

good that he made it though surgery. we'll continue praying for you all & specially for Walter.

Nevis said...

I'm so relieved that Walter made it though! Although I'm still continuing to send love/prayers to you and Walter!

As far as keeping a pug in a bed for 8 weeks..umm...maybe lots of kongs??

Pug Posse said...

Thank goodness the surgery turned out ok. We have been so worried ever since we saw your post from Monday! We all know that pugs (and all dogs) are more than pets to us, they are family. Please know that you are in our prayers and we know that Walter will be as good as new in no time!
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

Bessie Mae said...

Praying for you both! So glad he made it through the surgery okay!!! Wally always reminds me so much of my pug, Catfish, when I read your posts.....it was heart breaking to imagine what you have been going through. Lots & lots of prayers & happy, lovey thoughts coming your way!
-Bess & Catfish

Pearl said...

Well, if you are printing these out and reading them to Wally... read him this one!

Dear Walter,
I am Pearl. I don't know you, but I think soon we'll be the best of friends! Now I need you to listen to me sweet boy... FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT! We are PUGS, and we don't give up on anything, ok? This pain is going to be bad, but your Momma needs you, and we ALL need you, ok!? I believe in you! I will be around to throw you a party when you come home!!!

Love, your new BFF Pearl

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We are so happy to hear this good news about Walter! We we stil be praying for a full healthy recovery with the pain. We are glad to see such a good picture of Wally! Keep up the faith! Pug Hugs!

We don't have any real good ideas on how to keep him in bed rest for so long. I know chewies and kongs keep my girls sationary for a few hours. Good luck!

Sequoia and Tuni

The Great Rock Eater said...

We ahve been following you for a little while now and are so glad to hear Walter is going to be ok. No clue how to keep a pug down for 8 weeks though. I had a hard enough time keeping Lilo down for 10 days when she had staples. Lots of toys, love and attention would be my best suggestion. Glad you your comments turned on!! Some of Walter's pictures are too cute no to comment on.
We'll continue sending love and kisses Walter's way and hope for a great recovery!!

dw said...

I found out about your accident through another blog I've recently started following, and sent up a prayer yesterday morning. And it looks like it was answered in Walter's favor!!!! So glad you're on the road to recovery! Sending more prayers up for that pain management thing!

Mr. Puggle said...

pugnetwork sent us over for some silent prayers. God speed Walter!

Anonymous said...

Walter looks so happy in that shot. I am so glad that the surgery went well and he is doing better.
8 weeks huh? Oh dear! Kongs, bully sticks, chewing keys? When indy was spayed her collar kept her from jumping and leaping, so maybe that will help? Does the vet have any ideas?
Sending lots of good thoughts and quick healing vibes your way!!
Lex, Gus and Indy

Pearl and Daisy said...


We're so glad surgery went well and we're sending you positive, healthy waves your way. We'll be thinking about you over the next 8 weeks and hope that they pass by very quickly for you and that soon you are back on your feet.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Wheatie said...

I found you through another blog - this post broke my heart but I am so glad he is doing better!

I will be keeping him in my thoughts and sending lots of positive energy your way!

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

Yeahhh so Happy to hear this. I thought of Walter since I first learned of his horrible accident. Happy Healing from here on...Im sending you ((HUGS)) and Pug licks. we will be sure to pop back in often to see Walters updates!

The Devil Dog said...

We are very sorry to hear about Walter's accident (Coco told us). We are happy to hear that he has done well with the surgery. We will send lots and lots of pug snorts and well wishes for Walter (and you).

Roxy & Lucky

Anonymous said...

You and Walter have been in my prayers and I am thankful the surgery went well.

I was thinking (but you would have to check with the vet to be sure), maybe one of those "over the shoulder baby sacks" that we humans sometimes carry our babies in might work too for Walter in some instances and for some relief of being in a cage for such long hours.

Just a thought, and I am continuing my prayers for both you and Walter.

Susie and George

Punchbugpug said...

Oh thank goodness Walter is doing okay!!!! 8 WEEKS!!! Wow, good luck with that! We're just so happy for you (and him) that he made it through!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Aw, Walter looks so sweet. I am glad to hear he made it through the surgery and we are hoping for the best for a speedy recovery!
I recommend bully sticks to occupy him. :)

rthnnthrntn said...

You and Walter are both in my prayers! (And those of my two pugs, Roscoe and Raisin). We're all sending positive, healing thoughts Walter's way - best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Alice's Human Female said...

Oh, poor Walter-- but such good news that he's doing okay! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!