Luxating patella, surgery or not

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seedrake
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby seedrake » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:01 pm

My dog Sir Winston was just diagnosed with this today in his right rear leg. My vet saggested the surgery. I'm reading every word of this with a fine tooth comb!

sarahb
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby sarahb » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:30 pm

My almost two year old, Timmy, had surgery today on his left rear patella. I got a call from the vet that it went well and he is recovering.
I can pick him up in two days but I think I may request to leave him longer in the clinic as I am having a very large family party and am unable to attend to him. I think he will get better care these very first days if he stays at the clinic. I can hardly imagine how exciting it will be to see him again.
I hope Buddy's Mom Wendy can keep updating us so I know what to expect.
sarahb

wmikels1

Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby wmikels1 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Scooter is doing great. we are on postop day 8 now and the swelling is completely gone and he is bearing a little weight on it. The hardest pasrt is keeping him as contained as the vet ordered. He is pretty much determining what he can and cannot do. He's never been a jumper anyway so that's not an issue. He has run just a little here in the house. Vet says I'm supposed to keep him on a leash here in the house for the first two weeks but that's just not happening. He's gotten pretty fed up with the collar though. We got him an inflatable collar from petstore to replace the cone put on by the vet and it's much better than the cone. I highly recommend getting one. Well worth the 30 bucks. He pretty much uses it as a pillow now and it doesn't obstruct his vision like the cone does. We go back next week to get the stitches out. This really has been easier than I thought it was going to be, and I don't usually scare easily because I'm an RN. Probably the most challenging part of the whole process has been getting him to take his medicine. The pain pill was easy but the antibiotic and the antiinflammatory are both liquids and not particularly pallatable.
Good luck
Wendy

Bradys Mom

Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby Bradys Mom » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:12 pm

Hi. My little boy had the surgery a few months ago when he was a year and 3 months old. He was holding up his leg constantly and the vet recommended the surgery. I went to a specialist and he concurred. Well, it's now the end of July and you'd never know he had the surgery. He is running around all over the place now. I have no regrets and highly recommend it!

sarahb
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby sarahb » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:19 pm

it's good to hear from someone with no regrets.
Timmy is home five days past surgery. I have him leashed and collared a good part of the day inside the house so I can get some things done.
No swelling but still has the stitches in---
He is able to put some weight on the leg but is not really supposed to be walking yet. Keeping him from moving around and jumping like he is accustomed to is difficult.
Hope I will be able to say that I have no regrets; in a few months. cuz right now, I'm not really sure.
sarahb

wmikels1

Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby wmikels1 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:34 am

Glad to hear Timmy is doing well. Scooter got his sutures out yesterday and got to remove the inflatable collar and today he's back to his old self. The vet suggested I start doing passive range of motion and he has full ROM with the passive assistance. He's still not applying full weight but he knows what he can and cannot do. Thankfully he's never been a jumper so it's not an issue. The vet said at 6 weeks postop we should have a pretty good idea of just how succesfull it has been.
It's great to have my boy "back" again.
Wendy

seedrake
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby seedrake » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:14 pm

My dog Sir Winston has a surgery date for Monday the 15th. for this same surgery. I'm very nerves about it. It is nice to read all the good thing that the rest of you have writen here!

sarahb
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby sarahb » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:58 pm

My dog, Timmy, is about 20 days post surgery and he is doing very well. It is difficult to keep him from jumping around and up onto things as he seems to be back to normal!!!
sarahb

seedrake
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Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby seedrake » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:53 pm

Sir Winston's sugery is tomorrow 15th.

Bradys Mom

Re: Luxating patella, surgery or not

Postby Bradys Mom » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:56 pm

sarahb, he will be fine, just give him a little more time. It took my Brady a bit longer than usual to heal, but he is fantastic now! Just be patient. :-)


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