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How NOT to start the New Year!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by cdpits, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    So Foxy comes racing into the hous just before Christmas & somewhere between the back door & the front door, must have slipped on the oak flooring or the tiles. Comes back from the door (greeting daddy!) on 3 legs. Kept her fairly imobilized for a week or so, leash walking, lots of crate time hoping she had just strained it but to no avail! She had surgery last Thurs & now its that long road to recovery! As if she didn't feel bad enough, mom has get out the camera & take pics of the groggy girl!


  2. PicklesThePit

    PicklesThePit Little Dog

    Awww! Poor girl! I hope she has a great recovery! Good luck! (Btw, foxy is a really cute name :) )
  3. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thyanks PTP, she's a geat girl, really schmoozy LOL!! Her whole name is FireFox, named for her redish color :)
  4. Harleys Momma

    Harleys Momma Good Dog

    How sweet she is.. hope she feels better soon!
  5. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    Aw that sux Cindy :( What was the problem that required surgery?
  6. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    Aww poor girl! Did she tear her ACL? What type of surgery did she have?
  7. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Aw I hope she has a fast recovery!
  8. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Oh no...hopefully it is nothing too serious. Good vibes being sent your way.
  9. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    What a week!, Yes, she tore her ACL and badly. Her surgery went well but 4 hours after surgery while she should have been out from the anesthetic she managed to tear open her stitches while still at the vets. He put them back in & I took her home Friday. On Tuesday I took her back in for a spay. She's over 9 & I had no plans on breeding her, just kept her intact for showing purposes. Picked her up Tues night and took her home to convalese. We had a wicked snowfall that night about a foot+ & at 4 AM she needed to potty. Her cone kept sticking in the snow so we took it off while she was outside. She was watched, but she went under the picnic table where there was still grass. When she returned to the house 1-2 minutes later and she had again ripped open the leg stitches. Back to the vets Wed AM, had to leave her there. He was going to staple it this time but after examining her, he decieded to sedate her & stitch it again. Good thing beacause she had also managed to rip the inside stitches holding everything together. He had to redo 1/2 of the ACL repair :( So my girl is home again & hopefully I will not be going back till it's time to take them out properly The cone stays on & if it snows again, she will just have to figure it out. We plowed the back yard with the tractor to help her out. Cross your fingers for her that she leaves the darn thing alone!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 13, 2011
  10. cher_bear

    cher_bear Good Dog

    Hi Cindy,i live in Mission too,it sure was quite the dump of snow wasnt it!!

    best wishes sent to your little beauty for a speedy recovery :)
  11. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thanks Cher Bear! Well, 3 days down, 6 to go and then the stitches come out.So far so good !!
  12. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    Hoping for a complete recovery (and stitches that will remain where they're supposed to be until they are supposed to come out)!
  13. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    I PM'd you about a friend who has been through this 3 times with her dog and she highly recommends this product: Nature's Power Joint Care I'll actually be ordering it for Mater just for maintenance when we start biking.
  14. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thanks for the info msntgchic, I will check it out. On my way to town to ship :) Will send pics later !!
  15. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

  16. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Well Foxy has endured the evil collar nicely, scares the other dogs with it so I think she had some fun along the way hahaha! Today it is off to the vets to get the stitches out of her leg & belly & see how she fares after that. Here's hoping she healed enough for them to come out :)
  17. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Poor girl! Hope she's back up and running soon, but not too soon. Oh, and I :hearts: her blankie!!! :D
  18. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    All my dogs love the Diva dog blanket!! They are happy as long as they each get a little bit to lay on ! My friend makes them & sells them at the shows :)


    Well, she had the belly stitches out but he decieded to wait till tuesday for the leg stitches. One spot was a little iffy so better to leave them a couple more days! Poor Fox, back into the "cone of silence" LOL!! She's such a little trooper!
  19. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Aww, that sucks CD. We have been through this. Zila our 4yr old am bully has had both legs done and miniscus clean up on both as well. It took a year for her to heal completely. We kept her on strict leash walks for 6 mo. Slowly building up strength and muscle. We also supplemented with this Majesty's Animal Nutrition - Home Page
    This stuff is AMAZING she had a major turn around within 2mo. It is a long slow road but she will get there if she stays mellow. Good Luck!!!!
  20. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thanks AmberL, she's just over 9 years old so I am hoping she recovers alright. I don't think "mellow" appiles to this breed LOL, especially when you have multiples in the house. I have her on the RecoverySA right now but am always looking for other options to try, as I also have my senior dog Hawke (131/2) on it & its pretty expensive.

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