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How is phoebe ?
Phoebe is doing GREAT!
I hope Butters is as well. I think about you and your girls often.
The only drawback is that because she is feeling so much better she thinks she can run and jump like she loves to do. This, I think , is the most difficult of the recovery. Trying to keep her confined and quiet. Her one month follow up appointment is the week after Thanksgiving. I continue to be amazed at what modern medicine can do!
My next big concern is that she may come into her first heat cycle.
Do we have her spayed now and add yet another surgery for her to recover from?
A question for the follow up appt.
Has Butters been spayed?
Any input from forum members appreciated!
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Phoebe is doing GREAT!
I hope Butters is as well. I think about you and your girls often.
The only drawback is that because she is feeling so much better she thinks she can run and jump like she loves to do. This, I think , is the most difficult of the recovery. Trying to keep her confined and quiet. Her one month follow up appointment is the week after Thanksgiving. I continue to be amazed at what modern medicine can do!
My next big concern is that she may come into her first heat cycle.
Do we have her spayed now and add yet another surgery for her to recover from?
A question for the follow up appt.
Has Butters been spayed?
Any input from forum members appreciated!
Dale
Personally, I'd be inclined to wait on another surgery. Do you have an intact male dog in the house? If not, since she is pretty much confined to home for the time being, I'd wait. Many people like to let the dogs get a bit older in any case. There's no rush unless your circumstances are a problem. If she does go into heat, make sure to not allow her into the back yard without you by her side... the neighborhood "boys" will climb a fence to find her...

Glad she's recuperating well!
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Personally, I'd be inclined to wait on another surgery. Do you have an intact male dog in the house? If not, since she is pretty much confined to home for the time being, I'd wait. Many people like to let the dogs get a bit older in any case. There's no rush unless your circumstances are a problem. If she does go into heat, make sure to not allow her into the back yard without you by her side... the neighborhood "boys" will climb a fence to find her...

Glad she's recuperating well!
Oh thank you thank you for this!
It is just what my heart, gut has been telling me!
And I do understand about the neighborhood boys! Years ago, a German Shepherd tried to come through our kitchen window to get at our Golden. Def NOT doing that again!
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I am glad Phoebe is doing so great! That's the best update. Back to be a puppy again.


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I am just now seeing this. I do not spend as much time on the computer as I use to. I am so glad your little girl is coming along so well. And it certainly sounds like you hae everything totally under control. I do agree that I would not the sapy so close to this other surgery, and most likely the vet will agree.

Now, none of my dogs has ever had hip problem,s but my one golden, KayCee had to hae surgery for luxating patella at 16 months on one leg, and then on the other leg 14 months later. It is essential that they do not over exercise to soon and foul up the surgery. They get to feeling good, especailly when they are young like this, and think they can do anything. My vet said he had had to do "repair" to several dogs whose owners let them do what they wanted to way to soon.

Not a dog, but I ma just getting over a broken hip--Sept. 12. I was lucky and it was fixed with three 5" screws, only 5 days in houpital and 12 days in rehab center. I do have exercises I have to do every day to try to strengthen my upper legs, lower back and "fanny". They tell me I have healed much faster than normal, especialy seeins as how I am 67, diabetic and have osteoporsis. HOping the sme for your beautiful Phobe.

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So glad you came to this thread and I appreciate your input. Honestly, this forum has been a lifeline for me. As Phoebe continues to heal and feel better it is more difficult to find ways to entertain her. Forum members have given me great suggestions and I'm trying most all.
We are committed to her and her recovery. (And the bank!)

You are indeed fortunate to be recovering so well from your fractured hip! Especially with your other diagnoses. Modern medicine can do some wonderful things these days. Take good care of yourself, don't skip your exercises. It's wonderful you are healing and recovering. I will keep you in thoughts and prayers. Smooches from Phoebe, hugs from me.
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Oh my it's been so so long, I am sorry I dropped off for a bit. Butters is not doing so well. It looks as if she needs to have her other hip replaced ASAP. We have done everything by the book, kept her confined, short walks as directed by our surgeon but the new hip is not compensating for the other as they had hoped. This is very financially challenging for us and I am just not sure how we will come up,with another 7k for this second surgery. They have said it is the only surgical option for her. I'm tearing up just writing this. Ok why lie, more like sobbing. It's just not fair for her, she doesn't deserve this
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Oh my it's been so so long, I am sorry I dropped off for a bit. Butters is not doing so well. It looks as if she needs to have her other hip replaced ASAP. We have done everything by the book, kept her confined, short walks as directed by our surgeon but the new hip is not compensating for the other as they had hoped. This is very financially challenging for us and I am just not sure how we will come up,with another 7k for this second surgery. They have said it is the only surgical option for her. I'm tearing up just writing this. Ok why lie, more like sobbing. It's just not fair for her, she doesn't deserve this
Oh Shana! My heart is breaking for you and Butters! I am crying along with you! Surely there has to be some help for you and Butters. If I were in your position I know I would be feeling the exact same. This surgery has been a huge financial burden and to turn around only to be faced with yet another is a sure kick in the gut. Not to mention the physical pain for sweet Butters! Someone on this forum must be able to provide direction that will enable Butters to have the surgery she needs. ??Anyone?? Sooner than later!
Meanwhile praying praying praying and sending love for you and your sweet girl.
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Oh my it's been so so long, I am sorry I dropped off for a bit. Butters is not doing so well. It looks as if she needs to have her other hip replaced ASAP. We have done everything by the book, kept her confined, short walks as directed by our surgeon but the new hip is not compensating for the other as they had hoped. This is very financially challenging for us and I am just not sure how we will come up,with another 7k for this second surgery. They have said it is the only surgical option for her. I'm tearing up just writing this. Ok why lie, more like sobbing. It's just not fair for her, she doesn't deserve this
I am very sorry for your sweet Butters, praying for a miracle here.


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