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Bless my poor baby.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Malmum, Apr 2, 2011.


  1. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    Flynns right hip is playing him up something rotten. He's due to have his replacement in ten days and I can't wait now. I can hear the foot scrape sometimes when on a walk and it clunks loudly when he sits :( he's so brave and never complains, except last week when he yelped in the garden on getting up. You can see where the claws on one side of his back right foot are wearing down. I've put him back on his Rimadyl because it must be painful but he's still a happy, loving boy - never grumpy my baby and he only gets two two min walks a day now. :(

    Funny thing was last year about three weeks before his first op he started to get very lame and now the same thing has happened again, it's as if he telling me i'm right in deciding to have it done. I've been apprehensive because it's a big op but somehow now I feel I don't have a choice again.

    Can't bear him to be in pain and just wish it was summer and all healed like the other one. Such a brave boy and I love him so much.
     
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    Poor baby! BIG HUGS! to him!!! :D:D
     
  3. Maiisiku

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    Give Flynn a big cuddle from Yuri and I. He's a very brave boy and I hope his op goes well.x
     
  4. walter

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    How much does a hip replacement cost? My German Shepard may need that someday and I am wondering how affordable it is.
     
  5. Jonesey

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    Poor Flynn. :(

    I hope all goes well and he's a happy pain free boy again soon!
     
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    Poor Flynn :( Hope this op goes as well as the last & he's ready to enjoy the summer :) x
     
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    Hope it goes well so he can enjoy summer :) he is gorgeous :)
     
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    I hope it all goes well!
    I read the entire diary of a hip replacement from the last one and had me in tears at points!
    Give him a big gentle hug from me Dixie and Dave xx
     
  9. paddyjulie

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    Huge hug from me, bless him.
     
  10. newfiesmum

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    It's heartbreaking, isn't it? Joshua has been limping all week. I thought he was ok yesterday but he has started again, so I can't do anything more than let him rest for a few days.

    It must be a major worry when Flyn goes for his operation, but at least you have someone who really knows what he is doing. Good luck to him.
     
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    Bless him, at least after this one he wont need be waiting for another one, this will be it and hopefully he will be a pain free doggy!

    Will keep my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly in the run up to his op :)
     
  12. Malmum

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    Thanks everyone for your replies, he's not going out to today other than just a sniff around the front lawn for a change of scenery. Trouble is with him if he see's a fox in the garden during the night he's up like a shot and punching the patio door - can't be good for him. :rolleyes:
    Not long to go now though. :)

    Walter - Flynns replacement cost £5,500, that's with all the follow up x rays, two overnight stays, and all the medication that goes with. I believe there are cheaper surgeries but I go here: Veterinary Practice & Hospital | Specialist Orthopaedics + Neurosurgery | Fitzpatrick Referrals as I believe he is the best the UK has to offer. If you have insurance, like I do you'll only pay the excess - in my case £65. :)
     
  13. Eroswoof

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    :( Oh sweetheart :(

    I hope he's sorted for summer. It's warming up again now though and he couldn't be in better hands than yours :eek:

    Lots of hugs to you both

    Em and Bumb

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  14. Happy Paws2

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    Oh bless him, they just don't show pain like us don't they.
    Sending him a big hug and wishing him a speedy recovery after his op.
     
  15. portiaa

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    Poor boy, hope after his op he recovers quickly! Hugs to you and Flynn!
     
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    aww hun big (((((hugs))))) to you both xx
     
  17. kat&molly

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    Poor boy, roll on summer when its all over:)
     
  18. Malmum

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    Be lovely to have it all done and dusted. Just found out that I may be taking one of his brothers back because his mum has just been diagnosed with an illness, which is making exercising him too much for her. I can't take him for a couple of months though as Flynn has round the clock care and another Mal on the scene will be too much for him and me for that matter. :(
     
  19. BenMac

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    Awww no :(
    I hope he's not in too much pain before he goes in and the time flies by.
     
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