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Surgery time..... again

Old 11-20-2013, 11:05 PM
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Default Surgery time..... again

Well we've been trying to chase Piggys limping issue for a little while now, come to find out she had a torn ACL in her right knee. So I dropped her off at the vets monday morning for surgery.... she was ready to go! 2 weeks earlier and it would have been nearly 2 years to the day from having hip surgery on her left hip

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Vet called me later in the day and said surgery went perfectly fine (I always worry during any surgery), but they wanted to keep her overnight just to keep an eye on her and make sure she got a good restful nights sleep. So I went down tuesday and picked her up

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Gnarly little incision

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And as much as she hates it, she had to get the cone of shame.... poor girl, lol

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The vet said I HAD to keep her calm for 6-8 weeks to recover, otherwise it could damage the repair and they'd have to go in and do it again. So friday night my friend Scott and I went out in search of a kennel (she doesn't do well inside by herself.... separation anxiety). Was hoping to find a used one but craigslist failed me this time, lol..... ended up having to get a new one from Tractor Supply. And some Cook Out too..... we were hungry, lol

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He helped me get it all set up and ready.... pretty easy

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And today was her first full day in it while I was at work.... I know she didn't like it but gotta do it for the next month and a half or so for her own good. I called my landlord who lives next door, at lunch time and asked her to peek over there and make sure she was doing good, and she said she was just laying there in the sun sleeping, so that's good at least

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Anyways, fingers crossed for speedy recovery.... will definitely be happy to see this happy energetic girl back to her usual goofy self, lol
Old 11-21-2013, 10:57 AM
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Thats a cute pup. Glad she has someone looking out for her.
Old 11-23-2013, 05:13 PM
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Good job taking care of your buddy.
Old 11-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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Glad the surgery went smoothly and she's home in recovery mode. Our black lab has had a few surgeries and I know it's always a relief to get them home safe.
Old 11-24-2013, 12:02 AM
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Glad everything went well. How old is she?

Our 9-year-old Boxer has a limping problem that the vet initially diagnosed as a torn ACL. They said surgery would be $2,000. My wife has been taking him for weekly shots of something called Pentosen to prepare for it next February.

However, since starting the shots he has hardly been limping and now we're wondering if his problem might be just arthritis and no surgery needed.
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