Well, we are back home from surgery and Colorado is sound asleep (sleeping off anestesia). He doesn't seem like a happy camper at all, but then again, look at what he's been through...
He had torn his patellar tendon cleanly off the bone. It is a really rare injury, but our surgeon did the best he could with the repair. His leg is now in a splint, which will remain on for 2 months, give or take a couple weeks. Quote from our surgeon a few minutes ago when he called to check on us "The surgery went the best it possibly could have."
So, I'm not going to jinx anything, but we are hanging in there. I did have a minor breakdown, but DH is taking care of me and I know everything will be fine.
Thanks for the kind words everyone! They really mean a lot to me.
P.S. This surgeon and his staff have been so wonderful that I am going to have to knit some blankies for the doggies when they come out of recovery.