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So as a few of you may remember, Flora had surgery performed 3 weeks ago to correct a luxating patella in her left knee. Her recovery has been fabulous, and she really has been a wonderful girl overall. It is NOT easy keeping a 10 month old puppy calm all day with no exercise, but we manage it through lots of stuffed toys, chews, and cuddling.

She had her stitches taken out this last Monday, during which the vet said she looked really good, except that she seemed to have had a bit of an allergic reaction to the internal sutures, since her suture site was like a little banana shaped balloon.

We also discussed the probability of having the same surgery on Flora's right leg. Xrays confirmed LP in both legs, and Flora is showing increasingly more symptoms of luxation in her right knee. Yay. :uhoh: But I am actually thinking about going to a doggy chiropractor, highly recommended by a friend whose dog has LP, and seeing what they say about her right leg.

Anyhow, here are some pics I snapped of Flora this morning. Her fur is FINALLY starting to grow back on her leg and the patch on her side where they put the fentenyl patch, but she still looks silly. When she was having diarrhea from the antibiotics, I actually had to cut away a lot of her tail fur and butt fur, so that's growing in too.

We're crossing our fingers that by next Monday (the 26th I think it is) we'll be given the okay to walk Flora! I'm looking forward to getting her out.

Enjoy the pics! I know Flora is showing a lot of leg in some of them, and a naked one at that, but I still think she's lookin' good. ;)













 

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She is still beautiful, Poodle leg or not!
 

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aww Flora is still a beautiful girl Kim!! Im so happy to hear that she is doing so well!! Id try the chioropractor...it sure cant hurt!
 

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She's a gorgeous Golden even with a Poodle haircut! I'm glad to hear she's doing well, but sad to think she may have to go through more surgery. I remember having to do this with Shadow and his FHO and THR a few months apart. My husband said, "He just recovered and now we did it again. I wonder what he's thinking?"
 

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She's a gorgeous Golden even with a Poodle haircut! I'm glad to hear she's doing well, but sad to think she may have to go through more surgery. I remember having to do this with Shadow and his FHO and THR a few months apart. My husband said, "He just recovered and now we did it again. I wonder what he's thinking?"
Lol, yeah, she does look like a poodle with her ankle all fluffy and her naked thigh.

I feel the same way. It's like... the moment we turn around and her left leg is okay, we'll be preparing ourselves for another surgery on her right (most likely.) The vet and I agreed though, that it would be nice for her to wait a few months before doing another surgery. That way she could have some time to go on walks and do some swimming (and I can avoid having a post-surgical dog during the winter) before having her next leg done.

Fortunately, Flora doesn't seem to know anything's wrong, and I betcha that Shadow was the same way. :) Dogs are so brave.
 

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We love our doggie chiro, and if you are willing to drive a little south to Bloomington, IL I'm sure she would see you. I don't know anything about LP, but she has been helpful to so many people. PM me if you are interested in more people. She sees clients from Wisconsin and Chicago all the time who drive down here for her.
 

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We love our doggie chiro, and if you are willing to drive a little south to Bloomington, IL I'm sure she would see you. I don't know anything about LP, but she has been helpful to so many people. PM me if you are interested in more people. She sees clients from Wisconsin and Chicago all the time who drive down here for her.
I appreciate the suggestion, but Bloomington is about 2hrs from me one-way. :( If only you were closer!

My friend though, suggested a doggy chiro to me who works with her little shih-tzu boy who has luxating patella in his leg. She says he hasn't had a problem with it for years, so that was good to hear!
 

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Glad to hear that Flora is recovering nicely. She is looking healthy and happy despite the shaved leg. I'm sure that will grow back quickly.
 

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Flora looks beautiful regardless of how much fur she has! We'll keep all paws crossed here that the two of you can get out and get some exercise soon. Good luck with the doggie chiro; I hope it's beneficial.
 

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Kim I am so glad to hear that Flora is recovering so well. I am sure you are both relieved to get her moving around.
 
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