but now for the last week he is running around and not limping? so now i am second guessing this whole thing.. i am taking him t the best surgeon in orlando, but don't all surgeons what to do surgery?? my window is asap cause he said he really wouldn't work aver 16 months old..he needs surgery on both his elbows they call it fcp(frangmented coroniod process) my other post all of you gave me some real good sites.. thanks jaci!!
i am right now building some ramps my house is all steps a frame!! but it will help my daytona get around too . i just wish i could be 100% about this surgery... but if i wait my luck in a year he will not be able to walk on his front legs.. 82 pound not sure i can carry him like he was a pup
|Gosh he's a beautiful boy.
but if i wait my luck in a year he will not be able to walk on his front legs
If you're having any second thoughts, call your vet on Monday and explain your feelings. Ask if they'll go over the x-rays with you one more time... maybe they can compare Derby's x-rays to a dog's x-rays with normal elbows. Even though we aren't doctors, sometimes being able to see the x-rays side-by-side helps to clarify in our own mind the differences so we can better understand why surgery might be the best choice.
Please keep us posted on how your beautiful boy's doing. I know this is a scary time but from what you've posted, it sounds like this surgery might give Derby the very best chance at an active life.
Agree with Jaci, talk more to the vet if you have any concerns and I think that is a great idea too, go over the x-rays with the vet and ask him to show you and explain with a comparison x-ray of what a normal elbow area should be to help you understand the whole thing. That's what we pay the vets for as well so we are comfortable with the advice and choices we make for our fur kids. Ask lots and lots of questions you have that right to ask away so you are well informed.
Best wishes with derby and let's know how it all goes.
I understand your feelings as no matter what in most cases we always second guess our decisions when it comes to our furkids. I agree as well that having the vet go over any of your concerns may be the way to go.
Unfortunately our kids can't communicate verbally with us (some may disagree with me on that point) so we pray our choices are the right ones.
You're a great mom to provide the best care possible for Derby and I'll be thinking of you. Please keep us posted as we're all here to support you!
|Wonder if you have checked back with your vet? Know this is a difficult decision for you...just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted on Derby. Love and hugs!!!|
|yes i did and i am going to go through with it on wed.. it can only help his chance to have a full life being only 14 months old i have to do it for him..i am so nervous ...he is one of a kind|
|Hugs to you both we will be thinking of you and best wishes for Derby I am sure he will come through this with flying colours and be active and bouncy real soon.|
|Fingers and paws crossed for Derby's surgery tomorrow. I hope everything works out.|
|You & Derby are definitely in the front of our thoughts. I hope that everything goes smoothly and the surgery is a huge success. Please keep us posted.|
|Good luck. I hope everything turns out well!|
|Bon Chance! Heal quickly!|
|Sending love hugs and prayers.|
|Keeping fingers and paws crossed for Derby and his quick recovery|
|We're all pulling for you Derby!
Get well soon buddy... our thoughts and
prayers are with you and your family.
|Hoping there is much success with Derby's surgery. Will be checking back often for an update.|
|Wishing the best of luck for you and Derby|
|Hoping for the best for Derby!|
|Thinking of you today Derby as you
begin your journey to better health.
|Keep us posted today. Good luck. I know he'll do well!|
|Good luck Derby - best wishes to you boy!
I have one in surgery this morning too, but nothing as extensive as Derby. My foster basset is having surgery - basically a partial mastectomy. Why? Because she was a puppy mill girl and bred so often her 4th teats on both sides drags on the ground. Yes - drags! she actually STEPS on them! She is a sweetie, named Honey by her intake person because she is so sweet! She already has an adoptive home, so as soon as she recovers, her new life begins!!
|Thank you for watching over her and helping her out Dawn. I hate to think
of the infection that might have occurred with her dragging the ground
like that. That's WONDERFUL she's got a family waiting for her.
I hope her surgery goes well too and that she has the good life she deserves!
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