View Full Version : 4 weeks post surgery

12th July 2010, 04:16 PM
So, it's been 4 weeks now since Lucy had her luxating patella surgery & I have to say she's just great, she has been quite frustrated with being cooped up in a crate for the past 4 weeks & I will now have to work on her recall training again as now when I call her in the house she gets as far away from me as she can as she knows she's heading back into the crate! But apart from that she's been in really good form & because of being crated has put on a little weight which isnt a bad thing in her case, I would say she's about perfect weight now (havent weighed her yet though!) for her size.

We've been out for a few very short walks with her which annoyed her to start with as Hubby would take Lucy home after 5-10 mins (on lead) & I would walk on with Cass & Sparky but she's used to going home for a cuddle now!

Im so glad we got the surgery done now, she walks very well on her leg & apart from the fact it looks like a chicken drumstick still you would hardly know anything had been done, she very rarely limps on it & since the 3rd day was putting weight on it which Fintan said was really good.

Im just looking forward to gradualy building up her walks again as she's such a live wire she really needs the excersise!

12th July 2010, 04:34 PM
That's great news; so nice to have a good result and see the benefits. I can imagine how frustrating it must be not be able to let her run.

12th July 2010, 06:11 PM
Thats great news