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Operation day..

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Angel, Jan 23, 2008.


  1. Angel

    Angel PetForums Senior

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    Hi there, well today is the day my dog has her operation.
    I am feeling really nervous about it. :eek:
    She has 'Patella luxation' which is her knee cap keeps coming out of place.
    She has to go in at 8.30 this morning, thats all i know at the moment. She will be out later today.

    I will let you know how things are going........... :)
     
  2. BredaKim

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    I hope all goes well for her Angel:D
     
  3. Jenny Olley

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    All the best Angel, she will be fine, but you can't help worrying, no breakfast this morning then, she'll probably be cross about that.
     
  4. Broxdown

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    Good luck!
     
  5. nici

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    ahh bless her :( good luck
     
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    Good luck, hope it all goes well. :)
     
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    hope all goes well, I'm sure she will be fine :)
     
  8. Angel

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    Thanks for your support.

    I have to phone at 2pm to see how she is and i have an appointment to go and get her at 4.10pm. And chat with the vet........ :eek:

    Will let you know later........ :D
     
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    Kisses for Angel - I am sure she will be fine - tired and a bit sore tonight but you can pamper her once you are home :)
     
  10. claire

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    Good luck........
     
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    fingers crossed ,she will be ok,,,,,:)
     
  12. Angel

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    Thanks al.

    Well she is home, and very sleepy. She cannot put her back leg down, and they shaved the whole back leg...
    She has a big plaster on it to cover the stitches.
    The vet said that when he opened her up she was actually worse than what he had first thought.
    The groove that the knee cap sits in was basically non existant. And it would have caused alot of problems if it had been left any longer and that he would not have been able to repair the damaged ligament.

    So i am glad that i got it done when i did.
    We are not going to know the outcome just yet. It will take about 3 months before she can be let off a lead and start running around.

    She might well have a limp and possibly get arthritis. But if it was not done it wouold have been alot worse....:)
     
  13. Jenny Olley

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    Glad she's home again,hopefully she will make a full recovery.
     
  14. BredaKim

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    So pleased to hear it all went well Angel:D lots of pampering now eh? Bless!!
     
  15. colliemerles

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    i bet you feel better now shes home,,,,,,keep us updated to how she is,,,,,,,,,
     
  16. Angel

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    Thanks. :D
    She is just laying there. I made chicken and rice for her dinner and put the bowl in her bed, she gobbled the whole lot up and had rice stuck to the fur round her face......... :eek:
    She tried to have a wander round and just ended up on her bum.
    I am just giving her lots of strokes and cuddles......

    I do feel really sorry for her though.....:p
     
  17. Vixie

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    glad to hear that all went well :)
     
  18. Eolabeo

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    Happy to hear all has gone well so far X
     
  19. Angel

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    Quick update.........
    She slept well all night. Had some chicken and rice again this morning. A little bit of water.
    Still just lying in her bed........
    She has not been to the toilet yet today but that is probably to be expected. She is making some funny breathing noises but that is probably were she was put to sleep.
    I am going to take her along with me this afternoon to look at a nearby rehabilitation centre. And enquire about the hydrotherapy pool. I did speak to them on the phone earlier. :D
     
  20. Angel

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    She is doing really well. I am so pleased with how she is coping. :)
    She is not going for the dressing. She is now walking round on 3 legs. It looks so funny!!Lol :D

    Back to the vet tomorrow. i think scruffy is just missing her doggie pals!!! :eek:

    She got 2 get well soon cards from her doggie pals, which i think was so lovely!!! :D
     
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