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« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2017, 09:08:50 AM »

Go, Darwin, Go!! That's great news!
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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »

Great news,well done
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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2017, 12:11:58 AM »

And now he's picking up the left leg. Ugh. And the right isn't really strong enough to support him so he falls. He is somehow managing, but I really hope it's an arthritis flaire and not a ruptured tendon. I gave him metacam and trying to have him rest, but we'll see. I could cry.
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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2017, 08:37:09 AM »

Poor baby! I'm sorry to read this update!
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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2017, 09:26:05 AM »

Fingers - and paws - crossed this is just a passing issue.

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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2017, 05:16:45 PM »

Thanks Kelly and Sandie. The only encouaragng sign is that today he has is touching it down and scooting with it instead of holding it tucked up (which would make him fall because the right isn't strong enough for that). Hopefully it will continue to improve.
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« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2017, 04:20:32 PM »

Poor thing.Has he seen the vet ?I hope it all settles soon
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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2017, 07:26:21 PM »

argh poor baby, hope for the best!
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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2017, 07:38:30 PM »

He's worse today, holding it up. Frustrating.
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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2017, 02:31:26 PM »

He's worse today, holding it up. Frustrating.
What does the vet say? I hope it's just a temporary strain.
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« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2017, 03:28:43 PM »

I'd get the vet to check it .Something might just need a little adjustment.They warned me it can happen sometimes
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« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2017, 03:29:54 PM »

I haven't taken him to the vet because I know he'll want to sedate him again to check him, then will say surgery. I just want to hold off and see what happens. I don't think he can handle 100% walking on the right yet and that's what he would be forced to do if he had surgery right now. It's just a mess.
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« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »

Chris,  you seem sure the vet is going to want to do surgery. Is that a foregone conclusion?  Couldn't Darwin's difficulty just be a temporary effect caused by one leg's need to compensate for the other? And if surgery is necessary, wouldn't you want to know now rather than later? Certainly you won't want to do the next surgery until Darwin has recovered from this surgery, but at least you'll know what's next.
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« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2017, 05:24:08 PM »

I haven't taken him to the vet because I know he'll want to sedate him again to check him, then will say surgery. I just want to hold off and see what happens. I don't think he can handle 100% walking on the right yet and that's what he would be forced to do if he had surgery right now. It's just a mess.
I feel so sorry for him and you. I hope he is resting and improves on his own.
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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2017, 05:33:06 PM »

Sometimes things twist a little and an adjustment can sort it out.The decision would be yours in the end.It would be worth checking it out and maybe having an x ray just to know your options.It would be a shame to undo all the healing a few weeks down the line.

I hope its better soon
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