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    Margaret is absolutely right,a little tough love is exactly what's called for.
    Perhaps some of the pain relief is starting to wear off and he may be feeling it a little so keep him calm and stress free.
    A lot is down to the skills of the specialist,the rest, just time and good care at home.
    You have so much to contend with at the moment,just be kind to yourself and everything will fall into place in the end.
    I'm so glad you have him home.
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    You are right, I have to try to make things easier as I just can't keep my eye on the boys and Rossi at the same time. I have a large travel cot so I'll pop him in that when I can't watch him. he will be able to see us through the mesh but I don't know if that will stop him jumping up and spinning round, he's such an excitable dog. As for the leg, he is STILL limping and, as I have said, he didn't when we brought him home. I haven't seen an improvement since he started limping again on Friday, the day after we brought him home. I'm still so worried because, if the screw has broken, what damage may it be doing to his leg? Thanks Margaret and sins for your advice and encouragement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavluvver View Post
    . I'm still so worried because, if the screw has broken, what damage may it be doing to his leg? .
    To be certain, and to put your mind at ease, take him to your vet tomorrow and get the leg checked.
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    Rossi has just been dropped off at our vets to have an x ray of the leg to see if the screw has snapped. He is still limping badly this morning. I will post again when I find out the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavluvver View Post
    Rossi has just been dropped off at our vets to have an x ray of the leg to see if the screw has snapped. He is still limping badly this morning. I will post again when I find out the results.
    I have had my fingers crossed. Any news yet?
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    any news on little Rossi yet?? Hope everything is ok xx

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    Hi everyone, the screw in Rossi's leg is NOT broken. The x rays show that it is still intact, which is great news. The vet said that the strong meds that he would have been given after the op would still have been in Rossi's system for a while after we brought him home and when they had worn off and was just on his syringomyelia med ( tramadol ) and antibiotics, he would probably been in more pain and that's probably why his lamenous was worse. I am still glad though that we had thex ray done as it has given us peace of mind that we were not damaging Rossi's leg and that the screw is tougher than we thought. We are taking him back on Monday and the vet is going to take his stitches out and give hime a thorough check. We then go back in a months time to ChesterGates to see the orthopaedic surgeon again and I am also going to see the neurologist again to discuss how Rossi has been on tramadol, but I am really going to push to try a csf inhibitor and, if he is not keen, I am going to insist as I am not happy that we haven't tried one yet, so I am not going to let his 'attitude' bother me this time. After all Rossi is MY dog and I want to try all avenues to cause him the least suffering and I truly believe that all your advice is invaluable after all this forum is like one big study of dogs with syringomyelia and how effective different meds are, isn't it? Thanks, yet again for all your support, I really do not know what I would do without you, as you probably have found too, people get a bit fed up sometimes of listening to you talking about our dogs, but not you guys. love you all loads, Jackie, I will keep you posted

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    That is such good news!!!!! Amazing that not one of us thought of that as the reason for his limping. I actually had foot surgery a few years ago and the surgeon gave me a nerve block and for the first 24 hours after surgery I had absolutely no pain. Should have thought of that for Rossi. But I'm so glad you had it checked out and he's doing o.k. Just get through his recovery and then you can deal with his SM meds.
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    I'm so pleased the vet found the screw in Rossi's foot is still okay. That is one big worry off your mind.

    Give him a gentle hug from me.
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    Great news about his leg....and you go girl!! Stick to your guns, he's your baby and there's every reason for you to want the best treatment for him xx

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