Friday, September 18, 2009

Her first surgery was February 5th..

I've mentioned this throughout the blog but never had a chance to post the pictures.

This blog is about Koda's second surgery. I wish i had kept one for her first, but it hadn't occured to me at the time. I read several other blogs as I progressed through her first surgery and they were such a help to me, that i decided to create one for her second in hopes of helping others.

Now that Princess Gimpy is fully recovered from two knee surgeries and doing great, I need to post some pics so i can show you what went wrong with her first surgery.

The pictures below are fairly graphic. They were taken about 7-10 days after her surgery and it sent me out to the emergency vet in tears. I LOOKED SO BAD.. the emergency vet scared the crap out of me saying she'd probably need to redo her surgery and this was a case of a poor job done by the vet.. when i was able to take her into my regular vet (not the surgeon) she said it wasn't bad, it was fluid building up and if we drained it, it would just build up again, so she stapled the wound shut and sent me home.

One week after the swelling started, it was MUCH better.. it happens.. but it really scared me half to death.

These before and after pictures were taken exactly one week apart.. the before pics were taken the night i brought her to the emergency vet.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Week 16 Day 4 - Camping

We're back from our camping trip and had a blast. Two of the four dogs left limping and to my surprise, Miss bionic knees wasn't one of them! Her brother was but that's because of some raw pads, not joint issues. Some rest should do him some good.

They swam so much, I can't imagine anything better for Koda and I was thrilled to swim WITH them! That's a first for me!

And now they look something exactly like this...
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Week 16 Day 2 - This should be interesting..

16 weeks.. the funny thing about 16 weeks is some vets consider it the finish line.. mine was 13 weeks.. either way.. we're finished.. so.. yay!

This weekend is our first camping trip! 3 girls (some of my friends from work) 4 dogs and 3 tents.. real camping.. this is going to be so amazing.. all the swimming and running her biotic knees can handle!

I'm a bit nervous.. Koda has some fear issues with other dogs.. but i'm not going to think about that right now.. if i start to get nervous, so we'll she.. we'll think positive and we'll deal with it when we have to.

Pics to come!