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I talked about a tightrope procedure with the surgeon -- he felt that a TPLO on a dog of Eddie's weight and size would be the best hope for full recovery. He does a lot (hundreds) of TTAs and TPLOs -- is considered one of the best surgical hospitals in West L.A. I agonized so much over this, for weeks in advance -in the end I felt I just had to put my faith in the surgeon -- who has an outstanding reputation here.
We're now on Day 6 and the leg looks to me like it is healing well -- bruising and swelling almost completely gone -- but he still holds his leg high when rising from a lying down position -- and bears some (looks like painful) weight when walking baby steps. Significant head bobbing when he walks -- and I take very small steps with him.
Just hoping it will improve next week.