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Old 11-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default cage rest week 3 on to 4

sutures have to be left in additional week so cone remains on. hopefully out monday. two more weeks in cage then re-xray. don't know what restrictions are typical after that.

leg not nearly as malformed now. looks like a normal basset leg!

any experience with the long term restrictions?? thanks
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so glad to hear that she is doing so well. I know it must have been very difficult to have her on cage rest.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you.

she is NOT a happy basset.

switched to a soft cone... take her out on my lap as much as I can. as she feels better, she wants to rip and run.

am hoping after the next two weeks she will be cleared from cage rest.

she is whining her frustration....
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sophie keep recovering! It's so bloody frustrating when they are better and feeling it and you have to restrict them so much! TX
I would love to give advice but with my Iz it was neurological...
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Our youngest had a major op to a front leg & we were advised to cage him for some weeks by our vet, but when the specialist phoned to ask how things were going he suggested that we make a small pen. Luckily it was an open plan house, so we divided the kitchen in half with a board & he spent allot of the time in there, probably up to 12 weeks. For good days we also built a small pen in the garden so he could join us, the hardest part was keeping him separated from his older cousin!!
Once we got into a routine, it really wasn't so bad and found the best thing was to keep him contained but with us if possible. Of an evening he came with us round to the sitting room but he was either on our lap or I sat on the floor with them sitting either side on lead, they still slept in the kitchen together but either side of the board.
The kitchen never seemed the same without having to climb over the board between the stove & the sink.LOL Good luck to you both, it's not easy but rest & more rest is the best way to ensure a good recovery.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to hear all is going well. However, I can't imagine keeping one quiet. The puppy would be impossible without drugs... Even the 13 yo would be though!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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short term pain for long term gain....

she has gained some weight as not active. has a little belly on her now. taking it as a good sign she wants to run around....means leg feels good and healing well .
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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just heard from vet. going to see if sutures can be removed today. if yes, no more cone head, just cage rest.

cross your paws all
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Hope it goes well. All crossed here
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