Thursday, April 07, 2011

surgical situations



In case you were wondering, the surgery I am referring to (in my last post) is the plate-removal surgery Owen had about three weeks ago. Normally, after a TPLO surgery the plate would stay in unless there was some sort of complication, such as an infection. We had planned to have the plate removed because he retrieves in ice cold water during the winter duck hunting...blahblah... I know I said it all before...

I am glad we did because he never seemed quite right after the first surgery and still limped a bit now and then -- most days actually -- even though he was still eager and able to give it the pepper chasing tennis balls.

After the second, less complicated, less invasive surgery, Owen was immediately and obviously improved. He was walking tentatively on the leg that same day and running within a two or three days.

We don't know why the plate was causing problems (there was some obvious inflammation in the connective tissue on the x-ray), but for whatever reason, removing the plate seems to have recovered him completely. Unfortunately, as relatively easy as the surgery was, he was still defrocked of his fine feathering.

8 comments:

someone said...

nekked drumstik.

eclectic said...

So happy he's on the mend finally! Brizzy will gladly donate his extra feathers. He has TONS of extra, and it's all gathering in dust bunnies under our couch. :(

g said...

Owen, you good dog, you.

asha said...

Owee knows he looks fabulous with a mustache.

Roy said...

note new blog. see profile. you are the first to know.

someone said...

Hey. I'm ready for a new post. Nothing against Owen in a moustache, but seriously. How are you? Coffee someday?

Roy said...

Well at least some of you get coffee, someday. For the rest of us, nothing. No post; nothing.

Kristiana said...

okay then, you only have to ask several times. i'll post something very soon.

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