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How NOT to start the New Year!

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

  1. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    I hope she recovers quickly!! Keep us updated on her progress. It was very hard to watch Zila try to get around in those first months.
     
  2. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Her mobility is doing well. She walks (limps) on it when walking slow but its hard to keep her from going too fast LOL!! I need to learn to keep her from herself!! Back to the vets today, all the stitches should come out, its almost 3 weeks since the original surgery. Here's a few updated pics of my "poor woe begotten girl LOL" She is pretty used to the cone & just bashes her way through everything with it!
    Soozin
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    Truckin around the house
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    Hangin with her niece Calypso.
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  3. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Aww... poor baby girl. That invalid dog look is sooo pathetic. This was Zee right after hers. lol
    [​IMG] She had both legs done at once.
     
  4. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Wow, both at once! That must have been very trying for both you & her! How long has it been since her surgery and does she have any signs (limping etc) that she had it done?
     
  5. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    Thank you for the update, glad she is doing well!
     
  6. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    she is now 2yrs out and doing fantastic. no limping or stiffness when she gets up in the morning. she will get a bit gimpy when we take long hard hikes. some of that could be due to her hips. she has granny hips for only being 4yrs. it took a VERY long time to heal and she has an extremely high pain tolerance. she tried to WALK out of the vet clinic right after her surgery. the vet was blown away.

    you are probably looking at some permanent stiffness due to her age but i don't see any reason she would not heal well if you take it suuuper slow with her recovery!
     
  7. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    You're welcome & thanks :) I will keep updating periodically so others, god forbid that face this with an older dog know what to expect!

    Thanks for the good tips. Pain tolerance is a good thing bad thing when it comes to this breed. Foxy also walked out the next day using the surgical leg. She has taken it easier since the second surgery on the top 1/2 tho.
     
  8. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thought I'd pop in & give you all an update. Foxy has been doing amazing on her surgical leg. Still a limp but weight bearing very well.

    Now the bad news... On Saturday when I got home, she & Caly were jumping at the front door to greet me. All I can figure is that Caly landed on her & pushed down on the ceramic tiles. A while later outside I thought she seemed to be walking weird. I put the other dogs in the house and watched her gait. She was limping, but on the other side. I called her over & when I bent & flexed her "good" leg, it had a very audible cracking/popping noise. Poor girl, here we go again. She goes in for surgery on the 28th for yet another acl surgery. I am just beside myself with this happening. Usually they are not loose when 1 of us are on our way home to avoid the door jumping scene. They only do it together not when 1 or the other is crated. Also I am buying a full piece of carpeting for the front foyer. I will keep you posted on our new adventure of healing !! This time, we know how sneaky she is at getting to the stitches so we will be on top of keeping the cone on at ALL times. Thank fully we won't be having any more snow for her to get the cone stuck in!!
     
  9. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    Aww sorry for the run of bad luck. Seems like when one goes the other knee will go shortly after.
     
  10. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Thanks ! I guess its because of the added compensation to the 2nd one as the first is healing.
     
  11. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    That's what I've heard. Sending good healing vibes and wishing a good and speedy recovery for Foxy.
     
  12. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Oh gosh! Poor girl! I hope she recovers quickly..... our vet had told us when Zee's first leg went to just wait because it was just a matter of time before the second one went. Sure enough 4 mo later she went in to have both done at the same time.
     
  13. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Here's a couple of updated pics from today. The left leg was the one done in Jan and she has recouped on it very well.

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    She is gettin out of Caly the speed demon's way in this pic LOL!!

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  14. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    Took Foxy in for her surgery this morning. The Dr called this evening to say she is doing well. She tore some of the miniscus (cartilage) so the removed some of it, & the ligament was shredded & they had to take that out 1 strand at a time. He said there was no sign of abnormal wear, arthritis and the joint looked really healthy. So like I figured, Caly probably landed on her while jumping at the door. I call them in the AM to see when I can pick my girl up :)
     
  15. cdpits

    cdpits Little Dog

    And she is home ! Looking so sad, I feel bad for her but hopefully soon she will feel a little better. I will take some pics tomorrow, just going to let her relax in peace today :)
     
  16. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    Thank you for the update and a speedy recovery!
     

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