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Kerry and Bentley
20th September 2007, 05:38 PM
So we took Bentley to the vet on Tuesday morning and had some x-rays done. The vet confirmed what we already knew - his patella keeps slipping and it's possibly starting to fray some of his nerves.

She recommended us to an orthopedic surgeon and we have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning. I am hopeful that the doctor will look at it and be confident that it is a problem he can fix. Keep your fingers crossed for us tomorrow!

And while we were at the vet, they gave Bentley some new pain medication to make the inflamation go down and it sure worked! He's been able to walk normally for the last two days, but whenever he starts to get a little too confident, his patella must slip because he starts to limp for a few minutes. Nevertheless it's the best we've seen him in a week! Miracle drugs! :)

In anticipation of the surgery and Bentley not being able to go for walks, I bought him a stroller yesterday. I just can't handle him being depressed and looking out the backdoor wanting to go out and run. So the stroller should be here in a few days and we're so excited! Well.. I know I am. I'm not sure Bentley knows what's happening :)

I'll let everyone know what happens tomorrow with the surgeon! :xfngr: :xfngr:

coconut
20th September 2007, 06:40 PM
I will be tihing about u and bentley tomorrow!! Wishing u the best of luck tomorrow!

Karlin
20th September 2007, 06:49 PM
Hope all goes well -- I am sure they'll be able to sort his knee out. :)

Cathryn
20th September 2007, 07:27 PM
Am sure the surgery will go well and Bentley will adore his strolls in the stroller whilst he is recovering/rehabbing! Good to hear the new pain meds are working well for him too, always tough to see them in pain when you love them so much! :lotsaluv:

pinkpuppy
20th September 2007, 07:38 PM
Hoping the best outcome for Bentley for surgery. Good to hear the meds are helping him cope with the painful knees. He's going love the stroller though! :)

I have a grocery cart that is used for shopping. Instead found it useful to cart things for my pup back then. Little stinker thought it was a way not to walk or run around free beside me outdoors in the big forest. He may trot a few steps. Since the cart flap was open with padded cushion he thought he would just hop in for a ride. Taxi with treats and toys at your service.:lol:

Kerry and Bentley
20th September 2007, 08:53 PM
I loved that story!!

Here's the stroller I bought him..

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/KerryRief/Stroller.jpg

I hope he loves it although I bet he will! :) He sure has enjoyed being dragged everywhere on his pillow :)

Cathryn
20th September 2007, 08:55 PM
Very Nice indeed! He'll be the envy of the neighbourhood riding high in that beauty! :thmbsup:

ourempire
20th September 2007, 09:12 PM
Good luck tomorrow! I am sure he will be fine, but hugs and good wishes anyway...
Charlotte

pinkpuppy
20th September 2007, 11:02 PM
Yup! He's going to definitely love the stroller. Especially since he alreadys loves being carried around on a pillow!:)