A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 02 Jan 2010, 18:37

Thanks Alison - am about to order one!

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 03 Jan 2010, 12:04

He's soooo much better in terms of mobility - so much so that we are having to barricade furniture because he wants to jump up. Hodgey (on here) has lent me Ellie's crate which is a godsend - just that extra bit of space has made all the difference and he is happy to go in it.

His ten minute walks in the park are painful affairs for me as he is pulling like a train and approaching dogs make him freeze until he can greet them and then, of course, he wants to greet too enthusiastically, doodle style. Once the pavements are a little less icy I think I'll road walk him - I'll meet less dogs! Walks seem to be extending timewise as we keep meeting friends who want to know what's happened. I think he's already getting a bit frustrated and his face as we walk 200 yards and then turn round again to come home again is a picture.

Still waiting for a poo (TMI I know!) but its been three whole days now!!

Thanks all for your good wishes - you might be interested to know that his half-sis Pepper, (Peppersdad here), has managed to skewer herself on a stick yesterday so the pair of them are both sporting their fetching collars and feeling miserable. I expect the pair will be commiserating on their DT blog later. :)

Here's the poor wee girlie!
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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by KateW » 03 Jan 2010, 15:06

Sounds as though Milo is making good progress, Sue. I suppose it must be very confusing if he feels so much better and can't have his walks. Glad Jane was able to help with the crate :)

But poor little Pepper :( What a start to 2010.....Hope she is also feeling much better soon and please pass on Rufus's most gentle cuddles as he very much enjoyed meeting Pepper when they were all on holiday here.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by KateW » 06 Jan 2010, 01:10

How is Milo now, Sue? it must be very difficult with all the snow.....

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by lorrainemch77 » 06 Jan 2010, 13:05

hi

this thread has just made me ball my eyes out like a big baby!! What a sad post.... think it was the pics that got me.

I so hope the little guy feels better soon..i know im new here and really dont know you that well...but i wish you and your dog lots of future health and happiness

i look forward to reading updates and seeing more pictures of him feeling and looking better

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 06 Jan 2010, 15:16

lorrainemch77 wrote:hi

this thread has just made me ball my eyes out like a big baby!! What a sad post.... think it was the pics that got me.

I so hope the little guy feels better soon..i know im new here and really dont know you that well...but i wish you and your dog lots of future health and happiness

i look forward to reading updates and seeing more pictures of him feeling and looking better

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Aaw - thanks - sorry to distress you!

Oh he has certainly perked up but we have had a foot of snow today and he sooooo wants to play outside. He had his usual 10 minute walk and he kept trying to bound around, scooping up snow in his collar as he went! Its made me really sad that he can't go out and play with all the other dogs - I remember what he was like last Feb!


Was hoping his Comfy Collar would arrive today but haven't seen hide nor hair of a postman!

Found out it was definitely scratching that was causing the red patches so I've put some soothing anti-itch cream on.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by lorrainemch77 » 06 Jan 2010, 15:40

wont be long and he will be out playing, going nuts and generally driving you insane again

glad he is feeling a bit better


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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 07 Jan 2010, 12:02

Rats - the Comfy Collar should have been here yesterday. Not getting our post.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by Bid » 07 Jan 2010, 13:46

I borrowed a comfy collar for Poppy when she cut her leg, but it was a bit hopeless :( .

Hers was a back leg though, so hopefully it will be more successful with Milo.
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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 09 Jan 2010, 18:42

Too right Bid - its perfect for him as the stitches are on his shoulders and inside elbows but he can easily reach his paws and back legs!! It is giving him a lot more freedom though to eat a chew and anchor it with his paws but it also means he's a bit more bolshie because he knows he can now play with his toys and I'm trying to stop him jumping!

I am sending this collar back for a replacement though as one of the straps is stitched on back to front!!

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 16 Jan 2010, 09:50

Yay - stitches are out - he was such a good boy with the vet - not a single grumble though he was plainly scared. Did get spooked in the waiting room though when a woman dressed in black came in carrying what looked like a load of camera equipment - so started barking at her.

Still has to wear his collar for another four days as the biggest wound needs a tad more time to heal properly. Haven't seen any limping, maybe a slight stiffness after sleep. Vet said he didn't seem to be in pain.

Up to 4 X 20 min walks now so we may actually drive somewhere - (today we can finally get the car out with the rain washing away the snow). I am just soooo bored with the local park and so is Milo. Yesterday we had to beg a neighbour and her 4WD to get us to the vets - the previous day we got stuck twice in the snow just a few hundred yards from home.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by KateW » 16 Jan 2010, 11:37

Thanks for the update, Sue. Good to hear that Milo is doing so well and will be able to enjoy some more interesting walks.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by sporti » 16 Jan 2010, 14:19

Hi Sue

I hope you dont mind me joining your forum but my 6 month old Newfoundland has had a similar operation to your Milo. Byron was diagnosed with elbowand shoulder dysplasia plus borderline hip dysplasia. He was operated on Dec 18th and we have all been struggling ever since. I was very interested to see how Milo was doing and he seems to be doing exceptionally well which is fantastic but it brought home to me that Byron has made no recovery at all. Can you tell me when Milo was operated on and how long was it before you noticed an improvement? I wonder if you are under the same specialist. Ours is in Godalming Surrey. Byron started off with a front leg limp which was intermittent and then it got worse. Still cant believe we got this awful news. Again to all you Labradoodle owners hope you dont mind me posting.

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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by Bid » 16 Jan 2010, 14:28

Hi Sheila - so sorry to hear about Byron :( . He will be a big lad I imagine, so perhaps his recovery can be expected to take a little longer :| .

Sue, it sounds like Milo is doing amazingly well - boring though the park may have been, it is probably just what Milo needed - somewhere to go where he wasn;t going to get all excited. Hope he enjoys his trip out today!
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Re: A new case of Elbow Dysplasia

Post by jasperaliceuk » 16 Jan 2010, 15:31

Hi Sheila

I'll PM you - sounds like you're a local!

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