I've finally settled on a name for my newest little rescue girl, Gemstone. Anyway, Gem needs your prayers, it's been a very difficult, trying 24 hours with her. Last night I was working on finding some papers I needed and had my attention on that instead of Gemstone. Well, she decided to climb into a chair in the living room, which I didn't think she was capable of let alone had the desire to do, and as soon as she saw me she tried to fly to get to me. Sadly, it resulted in a badly broken leg Right now I've had the radius realigned, but she's going to require surgery to fix her Ulna. I'm working between my orthopedic vet and a local vet who I took her too (they have a 24 hour service) trying to decide the best way to fix the fractures for good. It's difficult with her being so small (5 lbs), her not having good bone mass, and her still growing - Normally they'd plate fractures like this, but that would require surgery every 3 weeks while it heals to remove the plates and replace them with bigger plates. Pins can be difficult with a dog this small, so right now I'm letting them work it out and decide the best way to fix it, she'll probably be going in on Thursday for the surgery. I'm trying to figure out how to pay for it, I've been out of work since before Christmas, so money is tight, and this is going to pull it that much tighter! Yet somehow, I know I've got to find a way to do it for her, there's no way I'm going to put her down or let her suffer, so one way or another I'll have to come up with the money! Here's a couple new pictures I took of her this afternoon. Please keep my precious Gemstone in your thoughts and prayers the next couple of days that the surgery to fix her leg will go well and the recovery will be quick and uneventful.