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UPDATE ON EDDIE AND HIS TORN CRUCIATE: So it turns out that about 10 weeks into the conservative management I stopped being so vigilant in keeping him quiet -- and one afternoon he tore his cruciate clean through (before, it was a 2+ rupture). This time he could hardly walk and when he did, it looked terribly painful and slow -- hobbling.
So I decided to bite the bullet and have the TPLO surgery done. I was a nervous wreck -- reading all the horror stories on the internet with possibility for infection or worse. But I felt that this time, we had no choice.
He is now 5 days post op, and the jury is still out. On heavy pain meds, but toe touches and sometimes bears weight on potty breaks. Either I or my husband are with him 24/7 -- we never leave him alone. He gets his sutures removed in 9 days -- so will know more at that point.
I want to thank everyone for their support and advice in the months leading up to this. It is going to be a long road --but if he will be able to run and play again, it will have been worth it..