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lins_saving_grace

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I got my staples out
« on: February 21, 2008, 04:59:18 am »
And Grace is so happy about that.

I got Grace in the Jeep ok this morning, no help from the friend of mine who offered to help but was a no show today.  she refused to use the Pupstairs I bought last night. she jumpped in the back because it's not that far off the ground with the snow and the angle of the Jeep if it's backed up to the curb.  so we're good.  she's happy to have her staples out. she was eager to visit everyone and bounced around to get treats and love from the ladies there.  they all love her to death.  now she's sleeping.

she decided she can get on the couch now this morning.  i was drying my hair and turned to see her little face peeking around the corner from the arm of the couch.  that stinker.  and she slept with me all night.  we didn't get up at 3am since she was happily sleeping in the middle of the bed at my side.  seems like things are getting back to normal.

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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 05:45:07 am »
Grace must feel so much better to get them out. Glad things are starting to return to the norm for you  ;D


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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 05:48:56 am »
Good to hear!  It sounds like she's relieved, as I'm sure you are too!
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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 06:34:05 am »
Wooohooo! Sounds like she's on the mend. :) I bet you're both so happy that you don't have to be so careful with every little movement!
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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 06:53:36 am »
Glad to learn that Grace is doing better.  Even though the TPLO is a patented surgery there seems to be great differences among vets regarding post op care and rehab.  Just curious about what your vet recommended for Grace???

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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 08:15:13 am »
Congrats to both of you!!! Its great when life becomes "normal" again  ;)  Big furry hugs to both of you!!!

lins_saving_grace

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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 08:22:17 am »
I did ask about this the day of her ACL replacement.  he said the recovery is faster and is used for show dogs or working dogs who need to be back on their feet sooner but in the long run the end result is the same.  the only difference is the price.  he doesn't do TPLO simply at all. 

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Re: I got my staples out
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 08:23:38 am »
Wooohooo! Sounds like she's on the mend. :) I bet you're both so happy that you don't have to be so careful with every little movement!
thanks.

we still have to be careful.  she's on restricted movement for 2 more weeks.  after that we get to increase walking by 5 minutes a week.  after 2 weeks from now we have 3 months of slow recovery but no gasping at every flinch.