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    Thanks LabsRule,

    The vet is looking into their prices for me, I am going to go with a metal crate and just line it, and possibly buy a cover. If Lilly gets bored I can see a soft crate getting chewed. I am open to comparing prices though, have had a quick squiz on the net but will go have a look at those links soon.

    Visit with the regular vet went well, she has recommended a specialist surgeon and TPLO surgery. The surgeon travels through our area twice a year and performs surgeries, but also does them at the James Cook University in Townsville, which is probably where we will take her. It's only 4 hours up the road.

    At this stage we are waiting for the referral after she discusses the case with the surgeon on whether it will be two separate surgeries or just one.

    The poor girl is in pain but we are limiting the pain relief and just keeping up the anti inflamatories so she is less inclined to try and move around. She is quite happy to just lay around.

    It's a long way off but it will be wonderful to see her back to her boisterous self.

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    hey there guys.... update time:



    Miss Lilly post operation. Surgeon says it was a great success and he expects 100% recovery.

    We've had a few hiccups.... poor girl got up to the car door on way home and I was too slow pulling up to get her out and she weed the bed, she was so embarrassed.

    Then tonight the poor darling is SO tired (she didn't sleep much last night after being under for so long yesterday, and due to the pain relief she is so relaxed and tired she pooped herself (twice) and still doesn't even realise she did it.

    6 weeks of complete crate rest, then we start the short walks, working up to running to get the leg strong enough to go have the other one operated on. Saturday the bandage comes off and we start physio... basic stuff first and then progress with the leg!
    Cheers Aleesha
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    Get well Lily!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Get well soon Lilly.

    Swimming is great for strength once the wound has healed properly.
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Get well soon Lilly.

    Swimming is great for strength once the wound has healed properly.
    Yes surgeon suggested this, one problem.... she swims like a rock, LOL. We will attempt it though. Know a couple of people with pools!

    Thanks Newfsie
    Cheers Aleesha
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    My dogs wear life jackets for dogs when we water train in Winter at Lake Hume, because it is rough and choppy. They are great for dogs that "sink" . I bought the one for my small dog at Petstock.
    Pets are forever

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    Hope Lilly's recovered goes to plan.

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    So the bandage came off today and the wound site looks amazing. The 'intradermal' sutures (sp) are unreal, it's not neat (i guess that's one reason they get paid the big bucks, LOL.

    She hasn't paid too much attention to the wound site, as a little interested in all the shaved skin and the lil bits of stuff stuck to her skin.

    Our poos are getting better slowly..... but my DOG they STINK..... I rang and asked what they fed her.... shredded chicken and hills science diet wet.... well aren't I paying for it, LMAO..... pooooeeey!!

    She's eating like a trooper, drinking water, peeing regularly and she's stopped having slip ups when farting and hasn't pooped the bed again, so things seem to be progressing nicely.

    We start the cold compress application now, twice to four times a day for 15 minutes for 2 weeks. Gentle massage 5 minutes per time a couple of times a day and some balancing work, for 2 mintues at a time once a day and working to twice a day next week.

    Boof has been wonderful, he lays on his bed beside her crate so she stays nice and calm, but she's getting better with this, he goes and lays in the yard and she doesn't move (milestone). We let them have snuggle time a couple of times a day while we lay out there with them They both love the wheat packs I heat up every time I wake up at night.... sooki lalas!!
    Cheers Aleesha
    Lilly, OH & Boof ..... the 3 things that make life tick!

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    Enjoying time out with my bro:

    Cheers Aleesha
    Lilly, OH & Boof ..... the 3 things that make life tick!

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    Very good news....
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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