Day 5 Post Op

Nope, the picture above is not an old one. Unfortunately, it’s a new one. Georgia had her 2nd TPLO surgery last Friday. We thought we were on the road to recovery but, instead, we’re back at square one.

Georgia had her 6 week check up last Friday and she got a great report. X-ray’s showed perfect healing rate in the broken bone and an intact plate and screws- exactly what we wanted to hear. We were given the ok to discontinue her sling on walks (except on slippery floors). We were also told we could start extending her walks by a house or so each day and to walk her 3 or 4 times per day for 5 – 10 minutes each time. Her surgeon made it clear she certainly wasn’t in the clear but we could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 9 more weeks of kennel confinement for rehab and then slowly transition back to her normal lifestyle.

So, she had a pretty good weekend – allowed to eat while outside of her kennel and started doing some more frequent walks. Sunday night, we went out about 7 and were only about 3 houses away when her left leg buckled completely and she was no longer able to walk. Devastated is the only word i can use to describe how we felt in that moment. It looked exactly like her right leg 7 weeks earlier. So, back to carrying her around until we could get an appointment with the surgeon.

The surgeon was not able to see her until Tuesday and had to work her into his emergency schedule on Friday. So, here we are back at the same place we were several weeks ago. The good news is that her right leg still looks good and she didn’t appear to have done any damage to it when the left one blew out.

We picked her up Monday night after 3 long days without her. If you thought she was pitiful before, you should see her now! How can you not love and feel sorry for a sweet puppy with TWO broken legs. Fortunately, she seems to be tolerating this surgery a little better so we’re really crossing our fingers for a speedy recovery!

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