My puppy has to have surgery...again :(

So I just got off the phone with the vet and my poor little Momo has to have surgery on his elbow...again :(


In April he broke his elbow and he had to have pins and screws and plates put in...it was horrible. He had to be on strick kenneling for 2 months.


Well everything seemed to be fine since the end of June but about 2 1/2 weeks ago Camo started limping really bad, and then it got to the point where he's not even using his arm...so I took him in last week to get xrays and apparently the bone growth/healing has started pushing one of the screws out.


So he's having surgery to have 1 of screws and 3 pins removed.


My poor little guy...He just turned a year old on Aug. 19.


Please wish him luck

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:08 am
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Oh no. . .  poor baby :(


I hope all turns out ok for him.  . .give him lots of love! 


We had a cat (he died last year at age 18!) that when he was a kitten my mom stepped on him and broke his paw.  The poor thing had a cast on for 6 weeks, and he would walk around the house (hobbling of course) and sit next to you, lift the cast in the air and give you the most pathetic 'poor me' look.  It was very sweet. . .but we felt so bad for him! 


I'm sure Camo will come out of it ok too!  Best wishes. . . .

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:18 am
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Thanks MountainBride (I'm going to offically start calling you MB by the way:) )
His surgery is Wednesday morning...8am. The vet said it should take an hour or so. I'm sure he'll be fine...


Hopefully this is the last surgery he'll have EVER! (knock on wood)

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:43 pm
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*knocking on wood for you*


MB :)

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:26 pm
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poor little guy I hope this surgery fixes it give him hugs for me!

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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aww, poor little puppy :(


one of my dogs has to undergo surgery next week and it definitely can be scary. both of them will be okay though! best wishes! :D

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 3:31 am
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Thanks girls!


Camo's in surgery now...I'll be picking him up at 5.

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 4:16 am
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I was just coming over here to ask about Camo! 


I'll be thinking about him. . . .


:)

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i'll be thinking of him, too... let us know how it went!

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 6:02 am
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Lucky - how's Camo?


I noticed you weren't on today :(  Hoping he's happy and comfy at home again!

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm
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Awww, I hope Camo is ok!!!  Poor puppy.  :'(

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 7:35 am
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Oh Ladies thanks for checking up on my little guy!! I didn't have much time to post over the weekend so I'm trying to catch up today.


Camo is recovering well. His surgery went ok...they were able to remove one of 2 pins. He's not moving his leg as well as they had hoped so not sure what the next step will be yet. After going in, the vet said there is definite irritation in the joint but it's hard to tell exactly what is causing it. I'm pretty sure we're going to see the specialist later this week or early next...I'll keep you posted.


Funny/Gross story: When I went to pick Camo up after his surgery and the vet finished explaining everything about his elbow, he pulls out a plastic bag will a hairy oval shaped thing inside...not knowing what it was...I looked at the vet and jokingly I asked him if it came out of Camo's elbow. The vet laughed and said that Camo actually threw up when they gave him the medicine that puts the animals to sleep which he said was normal...but what was not normal was that the hairy oval thing inside the bag was a MOUSE!!! That's right a WHOLE MOUSE!! My 15lb dog swallowed a WHOLE MOUSE!!! The vet said that he's pretty sure the mouse was dead before he was swallowed and most likely Camo thought it was a toy. But OMG!!! I couldn't believe it...still can't. The good news is that him having surgery on his arm forced him to throw up, which saved us going back to have stomach surgery. The bad news....my puppy swallowed a MOUSE. Needless to say I've brushed his teeth every day since Wednesday.

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:28 am
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awwww.....i hope your camo is doing better!

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:32 am
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aww lucky, i hope everything works out with camo!

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:44 am
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also... the mouse story... wow. what a story, haha.

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

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