Edward had been limping on his left hind leg slightly after frapping one night with Gem out in our yard about 3weeks ago. He wasn't complaining about it but couldn't jump up on our bed anymore and had a toe point whenever he was at standstill eating. Thinking it would get better we were just taking it extremely easy with him, not walking as much etc. He still was chasing squirrels, birds and Gem etc. In fact hard to believe anything was wrong. Well, I took him in last Monday and after x-rays they have determined he blew out his ACL on his left hind leg and will need repair to retain full use of his leg(he just turned 3) Has anyone else had a Corgi with this? They told me it is rare for a Corgi to tear ACL's usually they see Labs do this. Edward thinks he is a Lab... Anyway we have surgery scheduled this Thursday for complete ACL repair. Please include Edward in your MYCORGI prayers to have a successful surgery. The recovery is going to be very hard for us all as it will entail very limited movement for a while!!!! Very Nervous and Upset about all of it!!!
I hope the surgery went well. Keep us updated.
-- Jane and Beau in North St. Paul
Thank you all for your positive comments.. know they can re tear the same injury and 30-40% chance he'll rupture the other hind ACL as well. I had another talk with our vet assistant today about recovery and I know it will be a big challenge and yes Edward is very active! The assistant is just going thru it too as her lab is 4 weeks post recovery so it is reassuring to know she is going thru this too and Sarah thanks for your offer. I will probably be messaging you more than you want....
Poor Edward. I'm praying your surgery goes well on Thursday and that you have a speedy recovery.
We all are thinking of Edward and your family. And Chepstow is very sorry for not writting to Gem in a long time.
One of mine had a repair to her hind leg, a TPLO. She's done fantastic! The hardest part was the recuperative phase where she had to rest and not run....I imagine that'll be the worst part with Edward, too! Healing thoughts for Edward from us.
Actually it's pretty common in all breeds, especially active ones. We saw it a lot when I worked for vets. I had two beagles and my dalmatian rupture theirs. All were older so I opted not to have surgery and they lived happy lives. The confinement period is difficult and be warned, they can re-tear it after surgery, so letting them go full tilt after recovery may not be the best plan.
Best wishes for Edward's surgery outcome!
We will pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery too. This happened to our 11 year old corgi mix and she recovered very quickly and regained full use of her leg. It also happened to her in the middle of a frapping session.We will be thinking of you and Edward. Let us know how it goes.
We just went through this with our Reagan! Hope your surgery goes well! If you have any questions, msg me!
Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Edward. Lots of positive thoughts your way, too!
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