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Phoebe's ACL Surgery

Today's the big day for her ACL Suture surgery - they elected to keep away from TPLO or TTA surgeries and stick with the simpler Suture technique.

We have an X-Pen for her and are getting the house set up - smooth floors covered, stairs blocked etc.

It's stressful but hoping for the best! I will use this thread to post some status reports etc. and have really appreciated reading the posts from others regarding these surgeries and the recovery progress.
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Good luck, Phoebe. Fingers and paws crossed for you here.

Be prepared for a rather big incision and stay on top of the pain meds for the first couple of days. I hope everything goes smoothly during her recovery. Will check back on her progress.

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Praying for Phoebe, for successful surgery and speedy recovery.


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Well wishes for a successful surgery and complete recovery. Hugs to Phoebe.


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She's back today finally after the surgery - poor girl. 2 weeks for her in the cone of shame - I feel so bad for her. You can tell it hurts, she is crying a lot, but still very happy to be home! It went well and let's hope for a fast recovery - they said she has a lot of arthritis so it could take longer and may not ever reach 100% cured.

MEDS: She got Simplicef (antibiotic), and Metacam for pain 1x a day and that's it for pills - but she also has a "pain patch".
She was on Tramadol before the surgery...that seemed to kind of knock her out....she could really use that right now.


Apologies for this somewhat shocking image - but it's to show those who also are going to have to go through this what they can expect. You can see a clear bandage on the right knee...

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