14 hours ago
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Well, we talked it through & decided to go ahead with the surgery. Briscoe had his surgery on Wednesday & came home on Thursday. They sent home the bone that they fished out of his knee joint. Honestly? I was HOPING that it was not some itty bitty teeny tiny kidney stone size of a bone. If it had been , I'd have been disappointed. But, I'll tell you - I was totally surprised by the size of the bone that the vet had to remove! It was HUGE. No wonder my poor baby was in so much pain & limping. It iw the size of the top half of my thumb. I mean like fromt he bottom of my nail @ the cuticle to the tip of my thumb. Amazing.
This dog don't model on que - but these were taken after we'd been home for about 2 hours. He's on some good drugs - so he's pain free. Consequently, he thinks he's cured. He has to spend 2 weeks in the kennel in the garage. Only out to controlled walks. Then after the staples are removed from his incision, he'll spend 4 weeks in a kennel out side.
All in all, I am glad we had it done. But let me tell you - getting him to lay down while I ice his elbow 3 times a day - is much easier said than done.
argh! I don't have my pictures on THIS computer.........