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coconut
20th May 2009, 03:31 PM
Anyone else have a doggie that has gone through this operation, baxter is getting this done to treat a Degenerative joint diease in his hip ie hip dyslasia!!

He is being operated on tomorrow!

Any information on how ur doggie recovered would be brilliant!

Dublin
20th May 2009, 03:52 PM
I havent had a dog go through it but just wanted to wish you both all the best for the op tomorrow - good luck guys xxx

coconut
20th May 2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks sonia, hoepfully it will all go ok!

Sabby
20th May 2009, 08:52 PM
Hope everything goes ok tomorrow. Will be thinking of you and Baxter.

CVFlagg
20th May 2009, 11:17 PM
Yes! My Aston had the surgery in December of 2008. The key is the rehabilitation-it is the most important part of the recovery. After the surgery, he'll be able to walk but will need to be crated or kept close to you-no jumping, running, etc. After about a week, they will let you start brief (3-4 minute) walks and should also show you some exercises that will help his range of motion that you can do at home. My surgeon recommended me taking him in for physical theraphy which I did twice a week for 3 months and it helped so much. You can also do exercises with them in the tub, fill it up with water just below the height of your pup then put a towel under his belly and lift him up a bit so he can "swim" in the tub water. Mine was not so sure about it at first but he ended up loving it and got excited everytime the bath water was running. Almost 6 months later he is totally fine, walks fine, runs fine and is his old self. If you have any questions, just let me know! Good Luck!

Dublin
21st May 2009, 08:31 AM
Good Luck today Baxter, thinking of you & your mammy today xxxx

coconut
21st May 2009, 09:27 AM
Yes! My Aston had the surgery in December of 2008. The key is the rehabilitation-it is the most important part of the recovery. After the surgery, he'll be able to walk but will need to be crated or kept close to you-no jumping, running, etc. After about a week, they will let you start brief (3-4 minute) walks and should also show you some exercises that will help his range of motion that you can do at home. My surgeon recommended me taking him in for physical theraphy which I did twice a week for 3 months and it helped so much. You can also do exercises with them in the tub, fill it up with water just below the height of your pup then put a towel under his belly and lift him up a bit so he can "swim" in the tub water. Mine was not so sure about it at first but he ended up loving it and got excited everytime the bath water was running. Almost 6 months later he is totally fine, walks fine, runs fine and is his old self. If you have any questions, just let me know! Good Luck!


Thanks for all of the information, i will defo be looking for more if u don't mind!! God i am so embrassed brought him to the vets this morning and started to cry uncontrolably half of it is hormones and the other half is worry!! Girl in the vet is great she knows that i cry about everything since i got pregnant!

Dublin
21st May 2009, 09:33 AM
:hug::hug::hug: Dont worry hun your boy will be home soon with you & very soon will be running around like a mad thing again!

sins
21st May 2009, 10:00 AM
Most of us would be the same! Just thinking of you both and once the surgery is over things can only get better from there.
Sins

harleyfarley
21st May 2009, 10:05 AM
Harley may have to have this done later on, so i would appreciate if you post details as and when they occur, it would help and others if we have to do this. Harley has hip dyplasia, in that the ball socket isnt located in the socket and has grown out side. We did see a surgeon regarding a hip replacement and he wasnt sure that harleys condition warrented such a major op. How old is your dog, harley is 3. di

Justine
21st May 2009, 10:06 AM
hope all goes well.

coconut
21st May 2009, 04:02 PM
Thanks all!! vet rang awhile ago and he is not even operated on yet as they were doing more tests and xrays!! Hopefully will know something soon!

Lani
21st May 2009, 04:17 PM
Hope the surgery goes well.

Dublin
22nd May 2009, 09:17 AM
How did it go Coconut?

coconut
22nd May 2009, 09:32 AM
they decided that they are not going to operate as he is not bad enough! the head of the practice rang me yesterday evening so i have to go collect him now and i will know more then!

Dublin
22nd May 2009, 09:36 AM
Oh! :confused: Thats a bit odd isnt it.

coconut
22nd May 2009, 01:07 PM
Well it turns out that they are not going to the operation on baxter now as he has luxating patella and they would like to fix this first as it would affect his recovery in a big way!! So he has being sent home and is to take Metacam for the time being!

sins
22nd May 2009, 01:11 PM
I'm sorry to hear this,to endure all the stress for nothing.Still, the most important thing is the overall success of the treatment and if the patella must be sorted first, then so be it.
Try to relax for the weekend.
Sins

casshon
22nd May 2009, 01:41 PM
Poor little Baxter. I hope everything goes well for him and that all his issues are sorted out. At least he won't be in too much pain now they know what's wrong.

:flwr:

Dublin
22nd May 2009, 03:47 PM
Ah jeez, all that & then they send him home with more pain relief! I hope they didnt charge you for having him overnight?

CVFlagg
22nd May 2009, 05:19 PM
Ask the vet to show you some of the range of motion exercises you can do at home, they will help in his overall comfort. We tried just exercise before our surgery and it did help, we only had to do surgery once his hip became permanently dislocated. All the exercises help build up the muscle strength around the joint and can help delay surgery.

Mine also has a luxatting patella but since the hip was out of socket, we had to do that surgery first. His knees are hanging in there and I do think the physical therapy for the hip helped the knee.