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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #269825
02/01/13 08:22 AM
02/01/13 08:22 AM
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I am so sorry I have never got back to this thread. Thank you hugging

I heard from the surgeon today (he has been on holidays) and he said he will call me back next week with a date as he needs to coordinate with the other orthapedic surgeon so they will both be doing it.

He said it will be next week or the one after frown I am starting to freak out a bit now it's really happening. I have to drop him off on a Tuesday afternoon and pick him up on Saturday teary I thought he would only need an overnight stay but he said that way they can keep monitoring his temp etc.

It's been a crap day and now I can add fear to my messy emotions teary Can't believe my puppy has to go through this and maybe twice frown


Molly Moo (aka The Piranha, 4 legged mouth) GSD (31/10/09)
Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca] #269842
02/01/13 01:56 PM
02/01/13 01:56 PM
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hugging
He'll be OK.

I know how you feel. Long ago when my Max had hip surgery, he had to spend a day or so at the vet's. The first night, he ate his stitches, so the vet put staples in. He also tore them out headbang headbang, so of course he ended up with more staples and a cone when he finally came home. If I had taken him home too soon, I would have had a couple of extra 100 mile trips to the surgeon and back to take care of his naughtiness. So it was certainly for the best for both of us that the vet kept him a couple of days.

PS - Ciara can commiserate with him during recovery. She's going in next in early March to be spayed. Shhh, she doesn't know it yet.


Johanna

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Woodreb] #269843
02/01/13 02:05 PM
02/01/13 02:05 PM
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Look, Bianca, you were alert enough to see that Cooper was in pain in normal activities, you were wise enough to get the right diagnostic tests, and you are committed enough to send Coop for an operation. Does that stop you from worrying all those days he's away? I doubt it.

I believe that he needs surgery to enjoy the long, happy, and healthy life (knock wood) that he deserves and fulfill the promise that you see in him every day.

do please take care,
Mary Jane

Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Mary Jane] #269846
02/01/13 02:48 PM
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Oof. Cooper though is a pretty friendly/balanced boy who does okay with people? I think that makes a difference. Also, the fentanyl patch helps them deal with everything. In fact, my vet office thought that Ilsa was friendly during her FHO! I was like yeah, when she's gorked out! Surprise, surprise for them when I boarded her and she was not on heavy narcotics. laugh But I do think it is harder for us for sure. I was very freaked out. There are great people here who have had dogs go through this who will help too.

Also, this will give you a few days alone with Miss Moo to observe her, maybe get some insights.

hugging

Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #269850
02/01/13 03:48 PM
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I am glad the surgery is coming up. It will be better all around for him to get stable at the vet's before coming home, but certainly won't be easy hugging

If he's on fish oil and E, that should be topped about a week before surgery, since it thins the blood. Is he on any herbal anti-inflammatories?


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: MaxaLisa] #269851
02/01/13 03:49 PM
02/01/13 03:49 PM
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Oh, would be a good time to give some liver support.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: MaxaLisa] #269876
02/01/13 06:28 PM
02/01/13 06:28 PM
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Don't worry too much. He'll be just fine...as soon as he comes off the drugs. *laughing* Lisa brings up a good point. If he's taking anything that might thin his blood, take him off it now.

Good luck to you, Cooper. See you on the other side.


Diane...Freya's mom
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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca] #269889
02/01/13 07:02 PM
02/01/13 07:02 PM
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Tallahassee, FL
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Hard for me to believe you both have to go through this too- we're here for you!! It will be different and rough, but he'll be better without the pain. Just gotta get to that point. Hang in there!


Natalie

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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Natalie559] #269918
02/01/13 09:34 PM
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Belfast, NY
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hugging It's not easy to watch them go through a major surgery, that is for sure. For me, it was almost easier to not really know what was going to happen, Don did the traveling with Rosa and I stayed busy at home taking care of Niko. I know that's not anything like your situation, I just know that however hard it was for me, it is harder for you. frown

You don't really have much of a choice in the surgery. He can't live happily with those hips. This is your chance to give him a shot at a better life. Have faith in those supplements. His condition is severe enough that no pill is going to ease his symptoms. But surgical intervention will. The supplements will help mitigate the damage being done by the malformation.

Hang in there hon.


Leah
Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Good_Karma] #269967
02/02/13 06:38 AM
02/02/13 06:38 AM
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Queensland. Australia
bianca Offline OP
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teary hugging Thank you all so very much hugging Your kind words and advice mean so much to me hugging

I will stop everything except for the Previcox (he can't do without it now) but will check when he calls me back that will be ok.

I know he has to have this, it is no real life for him now. It just scares the crap out of me and it seems so REAL now.

Last edited by bianca; 02/02/13 06:44 AM.

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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca] #269974
02/02/13 11:49 AM
02/02/13 11:49 AM
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Those first few days after the surgery are the most worrying and moreso with the thought that you might have to load a newly operated dog back into the car for someone to look at especially one that is wonky due to a fentanyl patch. So, while it is hard to leave him there for longer than you thought it is better than the previous scenario when you live a long way from your surgeon. Saves you getting up at sparrow's fart to get him there first thing on Wednesday morning - now that has to be a bonus!! hugging

I think the waiting is the hardest part then, when the time comes, it all seems to happen at once. We will all be thinking of you and Cooper when the time comes and that will help share the stress - believe me it helped for me!


Alison
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Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Qyn] #270097
02/03/13 05:54 AM
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bianca Offline OP
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Thank you so much Alison hugging teary hugging

Actually on second thoughts, would you be up for setting up a black dog rehab at your place laugh I'll pick him up in 6 months - deal?!!!!!!


Molly Moo (aka The Piranha, 4 legged mouth) GSD (31/10/09)
Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca] #270101
02/03/13 07:43 AM
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Hmmm - he comes here and you're not getting him back! hugging


Alison
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile
Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Qyn] #270103
02/03/13 10:07 AM
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bianca Offline OP
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Ok I'll deal with the rehab then thank you! It looks like I might be moving on and I'll be damned if a certain someone is going to keep my pup frown


Molly Moo (aka The Piranha, 4 legged mouth) GSD (31/10/09)
Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca] #270104
02/03/13 11:24 AM
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Oh Bianca, this does not sound like good timing for you - you know in reality I will help if you need it! He is just so gorgeous it would be hard for anyone to let him go! hugging


Alison
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile
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