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my poor meka :(

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by husky, Apr 4, 2011.


  1. husky

    husky PetForums Junior

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    at 5 months old she was diagnosed with luxating patellas it both her knees, but she is in the 10% of dogs with this condition that the knee dislocates to the outside instead of the inside making it more dificult to treat. she had an op on her first knee that went very well, then a month after she had the other knee done, both ops was just to tighten the ligaments and deepen the groove in the knee cap. the second op failed and the knee was still unstable, so a month ago she had a second op on that knee to move the shin bone over and pin it all in place. 11 days after this we put her in kennels while we went away (she was checked over by the vet before we went and we was given the all clear for her to be in kennels.) anyway, we fetched her and our other dogs home from the kennels on saturday afternoon and as we were getting them all out of the back of the pick up she jmped over the tail gate before we could stop her, after that she wouldnt put any weight on her leg at all, we rang the emergency vet who said they couldnt do anything, so today she was back at the referral centre who did x-rays and found that she had torn her tendon. he operated straight away and stitched it back together. we will fetch her home tomorrow, if this doesnt work though she will need an external fixator on her leg for at least 6 weeks im so upset and blame myself so much for this injury for not stopping her jumping from the car. she is so young at just 9 months old and has already been through so much. i just hope this op works and put an end to all her suffering
     
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  2. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    Awe poor baby, I know how hard it is to stop them from doing things so don't be too hard on yourself. I have to keep Flynn quite for months after a hip replacement and it's not easy is it?

    Good to see your going to a specialist, I go to here Veterinary Practice & Hospital | Specialist Orthopaedics + Neurosurgery | Fitzpatrick Referrals and Flynn's going back next Monday for his other hip to be replaced. You really do have to watch them like a hawk don't you?

    Good luck with your baby, hope she recovers quickly. :)
     
  3. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Dont blame yourself these things happen :( wishing her a speedy recovery :) x
     
  4. husky

    husky PetForums Junior

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    thanks guys,

    meka is now home with a bright pink bandage on her leg, she has to go back on friday to have a splint put on but thei is just to much swelling at the moment to put one on yet. she is on full crate rest now, if this op fails then she will need an external fixator putting on for around 2 months and if that fails then we are out of options sadly :(

    healing thoughts for meka please guys xx
     
  5. husky

    husky PetForums Junior

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    here is a pic of her felling sorry for her self, to top everything off she is just having her first season :rolleyes:

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  6. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Awwwwww poor baby :( hope everything goes well on friday x
     
  7. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    I'm so sorry. Please don't blame yourself though, these things happen and it was an accident.
    I hope the surgery has worked and Meka doesn't have to have further treatment.
     
  8. kat&molly

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    Poor girly, thinking of you both:)
     
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