Eddie has just come out of surgery!

Australia
June 12, 2008 10:47pm CST
For those who have been following my story about my injured animals, Eddie my dog has just come out of surgery and I got a call from the surgeon saying that everything went well. He had his hip surgically put back into place but there is still a small chance that it can come out again. He needs complete cage rest for two whole weeks so absolutely no walking until then! It will be so hard to see him locked up for that long but it has to happen for his hip to have the best chance at staying in place. I love him so much and just want to cuddle him but I won't be able to see him until tomorrow. Fortunately he would be so sedated on pain killers that he won't care
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I wish Eddie a speedy recovery. My brothers dog that has been living with us had hip surgery a few months ago. His hip had gotten pulled out of socket when he got into a fight with another dog. My brother was supposed to take him to the vet, but he never came and took him and by the time I took him it had been too long and the hip bone started to fuse in the wrong spot. The vet said it would have had to get popped back in within a day or two to not need surgery. They had to cut his bone and put it back in place. He was given light duty for a few weeks, but he was up and around again before long.
• Australia
13 Jun 08
Yeah there are a couple of different ways they can fix it. Has his hip stayed in since?
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
13 Jun 08
It still bothers him from time to time, but it is still in place. Since they had to cut the bone the one leg is a little bit shorter than the other, so he will always favor it a little bit.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Jun 08
I'm glad everything went well for Eddie's surgery, and that his hip is back in place; now he has to keep quiet and no walking. It's going to be hard for you keeping him in a cage for two weeks, but for his long-term prospects, you are going to have to bear with it. It's for his own good. Just keep telling yourself that he will make a full recovery and his hip will have the time it needs to heal - as long as you keep him contained. We put our own feelings onto our pets (which is hard not to do, I do it myself), but they don't think like us. He will accept being in the cage if you do. Good luck.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Jun 08
Wow - thank you so much for BR tatty! Much appreciated!
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Awwwwwwww..glad to hear Eddie came out of his surgery ok. Keeping him in the cage for 2wks is going to be harder on you than him..trust me on this. lol I had to keep one of my over-active Labs in a crate for a week and, needless to say, the crate was history in the 2nd day and had to get a new one. Went through 3 crates in a week. ugh! Hope you keep Eddie tied up or behind a fence so this doesn't happen again.
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• Australia
13 Jun 08
Yeah, it definitely won't happen again. He won't be tied up but the gate will always be shut.
@wabuser (114)
• China
15 Jun 08
First of all I would like to say that I'm happy for you as everything has gone well. I hope he can get through not being able to walk, best of luck on a good recovery
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@Gollywog (1092)
14 Jun 08
Im so glad every thing has gone well,Im sure eddie will be ok with the cage as he has you near! You can give him treats he will understand and know he cant stand just yet as it might be painful?
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@GreenMoo (11837)
14 Jun 08
Oh that's fabulous news that Eddie's operation went ot plan. I'm sure he'll be as keen to cuddle you as you are to cuddle him! Please give him a hug from me when you see him tomorrow (today?).
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@Hatley (164259)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 08
coffeeshot I am so glad that your Eddie came out of' surgery okay and hope he recuperates fast and his hip stays in place,poor doggie.It will be a long two weeks for you but hopefully eddie will be all better. good luck and God bless.
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@mummymo (23707)
13 Jun 08
I am so pleased to hear he has came through his operation well coffeeshot! It will be hard for you both to see him locked up for so long but it will be worth it all in the end! Thanks for the update! xxx
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I am so glad that Eddie came through alright. Just remember when you are tempted to let him out because he is looking pitiful, that not letting him out is for his own good!
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I'm so glad to hear that things went well with his surgery. He sure has a good mom! I hate seeing my dog in pain, so I can't imagine how hard it will be to watch Eddie recover.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 Jun 08
That is great to hear about your dog. I am sorry that it took surgery to help him to get well but I am also glad that everything is okay for him now. My dog used to have to wear a sling for a couple of weeks and walk around on three legs. We had to help him go out to potty and back in. He couldn't make it up and down the steps. I hope you can see him and at least stroke his hair. I wish you the best.
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I am very glad to hear he pulled through the surgery just fine and it went well. I hope he makes a speedy and complete recovery. You must be so relieved that he came through ok and is going to be just fine.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
13 Jun 08
nice to hear that, and sure in surgery, specially hip bone, its time taking. 2 week cage rest is much better than life time pain and problem
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• China
13 Jun 08
unfortunate lucky,best wish to your dog!
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