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OK, just got a call from the surgeon.
States Hoss did just fine and is in recovery with some nice warmed up blankets.
He will stay at the hospital overnight and I will get a call in the morning with more details on his recovery.
Whew....
 

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Glad to hear the good report!
 

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Yay! Now try and get some sleep tonight. You'll need your rest before Hoss comes home.
 

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Glad to hear the good news, thanks for the update.
 

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My Great Pyrenees had both legs operated on. Different times. The last one use fishing line to string through the joint. He was never sound but he was comfortable. He got along just fine. That surgery was $600.00. Quoted $4000.00 at a specialty clinic He was 8 at the time and I couldn't see putting that much money into him. It was a long time ago so I know those prices are not in line with what they are today. Our vet clinic now has a traveling orthopedic surgeon that does our surgeries now.
 

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OK here are some PIC’s!
Hoss is still sleeping, yeah!
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Egads!
So his instructions from this point are:
Suture removal in 14 day
Recheck with Orthopedic Specialists in 60 days with x-rays to note progress
Exercise: Hoss is to be managed in a 8X8 area for 60 days.We are to assist him outside for potty breaks only (While leashed at 6 feet and controlled). No running or jumping. And no slippery floors.Although at 30 days he can begin short walks 1 block or less “controlled” leash walking.
Bandage:please notify if the bandage becomes wet or dirty or if there is any swelling of the toes or foul odor.Bandage can be removed in 3 days. Hoss has no bandage on but our nurse said it kept falling off so OK to leave the bandage off. That suited me just fine...dry is good with dog wound care. Just MUST not let the area get dirty at all.
Surgery site:Do not permit any licking or scratching at the surgery site.
Continue to wear Elizabethan collar until the stitches are removed.
 

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OK here are some PIC’s!
Hoss is still sleeping, yeah! View attachment 136678 View attachment 136679 View attachment 136680 ]


Egads!
So his instructions from this point are:
Suture removal in 14 day
Recheck with Orthopedic Specialists in 60 days with x-rays to note progress
Exercise: Hoss is to be managed in a 8X8 area for 60 days.We are to assist him outside for potty breaks only (While leashed at 6 feet and controlled). No running or jumping. And no slippery floors.Although at 30 days he can begin short walks 1 block or less “controlled” leash walking.
Bandage:please notify if the bandage becomes wet or dirty or if there is any swelling of the toes or foul odor.Bandage can be removed in 3 days. Hoss has no bandage on but our nurse said it kept falling off so OK to leave the bandage off. That suited me just fine...dry is good with dog wound care. Just MUST not let the area get dirty at all.
Surgery site:Do not permit any licking or scratching at the surgery site.
Continue to wear Elizabethan collar until the stitches are removed.
The cone of shame...
 

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My Great Pyrenees had both legs operated on. Different times. The last one use fishing line to string through the joint. He was never sound but he was comfortable. He got along just fine. That surgery was $600.00. Quoted $4000.00 at a specialty clinic He was 8 at the time and I couldn't see putting that much money into him. It was a long time ago so I know those prices are not in line with what they are today. Our vet clinic now has a traveling orthopedic surgeon that does our surgeries now.
That's a different surgery than a TPLO which is what Hoss had. That one works well on smaller dogs but not so well on bigger dogs. The fishing line thingy was always a good bit less expensive and it's within my living memory when the TPLO replaced it as virtually the only repair that would be done on big dogs.

Portland, Oregon has about a zillion specialty clinics and most of them have on staff specialty surgeons. We've got within the greater Portland area, five cardiologists--and out of the area down I-5 is the Oregon vet school which has a board certified cardiologist on the teaching staff and usually at least one new vet working on his credentials.

But most of the world isn't like that and the traveling surgeons are a boon and blessing to clinics who are often many miles from an available surgeon for many things.

LOL--LaDi--I could probably tell you why Hoss presently smells like chit (I'm surprised that he also doesn't smell like a three year old who peed his pants. Surgery site looks nice thanks for the pictures. Give the boy some pets for me when he's awake enough to appreciate them.

Good dog Hoss!

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Glad he's home ! I remember oh so well when Ali had surgery and was down for 2 weeks - I stayed with her the whole time - didn't go anywhere . One good thing that Hoss has going for him is your both at home for him !

Lots of rubs from Uncle Ken Hoss : ))
 

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Do they like smell like chit after surgery, because they chit during surgery because of anesthesia or something?
Come on bug...whats the scoop On da poop.
He smells....and guess who gets to sleep with him tonight?????
If Hoss can handle this surgery I can handle the smell. Now thats a best friend!!!!
 
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