Corgi is still doing fine. She is off pain medication now and holding up really good. Hard to believe how sick she was just a few short days ago. We are so very grateful for her improved condition. Again, thank you all for your…"
"When it's an organ/general condition I strongly agree, there is no shame or guilt in putting them to sleep and it is much better than to let them suffer. But in this case if the pain is isolated in the knee, an amputation would seem like a…"
"Marianne, I am so sorry that you have to say goodbye to your beloved Corgi. You gave her several happy years she may not otherwise have had, and I know it's hard to say goodbye but what she remembers is that she was happy with you.
"It has been my experience that sometimes trying to "hang on" to an animal is not in their best interest. I have had 2 cats that I tried to keep going and in the end it was the worst thing I could have done...they suffered and I feel very…"
"I am sorry for what you are going through. :(
I'm confused though, if Corgi's issue comes from her knee, wouldn't an amputation sort out the problem if nothing can be done to fix it? It's difficult to deal with but a 3 legged…"
"I am so sorry for what you are having to go through...you are doing what she needs most and that is to free her from the pain. It's very hard I have had to do this a few times but when you see her at peace even though it's hard remember…"
Corgi just underwent double FHO surgery and is in recovery.
Brooke, her sister has mild symptoms of hip dysplasia. Corgi's surgery went well so far. Only two weeks after and she is in therapy. She is coming around but has to learn to walk all over again.
Hi Marianne! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better now. I've been thinking about you guys. If you look at Sidney's page you'll see a video I posted a few weeks ago of Sidney running around the dog park. We're up to walking a couple miles now, many times with no problem. When he walks, you can't see a limp or anything! His fur's almost all grown back, just the deep red is still a bit pale. He's not on any anti-inflammatory at the moment, but does get his glucosamine. I know that the water therapy made him really strong and limber :)
Thanks again, Marianne, you have trylu been my "go to" person. Did you have to muzzle COrgi, did he try to bite you while doing the PT? Or did he take it like a trooper?
We're lucky we have a hydrotherapy facility about 15 minutes from home. I always thought I'd have to use it for my elderly corgi mix Bruce, not a young fit Sidney!
Well, Sidney is having the FHO surgery tomorrow. I know he'll be in good hands, but I'm concerned, I want to do the recovery phase right. I've heard we'll have to manipulate the joint and do stretching exercises, and it's supposed to hurt a bit...maybe a lot. How did you make sure that Corgi did not associate pain with you? Did he hide if he thought he'd have to do his PT? I know we'll have to hurt him a little to help him heal. but I'm worried about it. We'll be doing some water therapy at a local facility we have here.
I saw your video on the corgi water therapy and I wanted to say that she has such a sweet little face and that I hope she is doing much, much better. She looked like she wanted to cry but she stayed so calm. I am sure she appreciates all you do for her!!