So, I haven't posted in a while because we have been having too much fun with our puppies! Unfortunately, Sassy has had a little too much fun. :(
Sweet Sassy Frassy has torn her ACL and her meniscus, and she has to have a TPLO surgery tomorrow. Basically, they break her bone, level it out, and put a metal plate over it to keep it stable. The recovery time is 6 weeks strict kennel rest and then several months of rehab. It's going to be rough, but it's going to be totally worth it. I'll update with pictures and info on her surgery and her recovery in case someone goes through this same thing in the future. Here is a link to information on the surgery. This isn't our doctor's website, but it's a good idea about what she'll be going through. http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/tplo.htm
A few months ago, we took Sas to the vet because she was limping a little. I'm so paranoid that she's going to have hip dysplasia - I do not play around with limps. The vet gave us an anti-inflammatory and told us to rest her. She got better, and then a few weeks ago, the same thing happened. We were referred to Dr. Milton, canine orthopedic specialist extraordinaire, who scoped her knees. He gave me the bad news, but he also gave me a boatload of hope! Thanks, Dr. Milton! Apparently, Sassy's signs and symptoms are textbook. Limping, followed by rest, followed by feeling fine, followed by limping, rest, fine, repeat. Hopefully, I can get some good pics for everyone to show her recovery and her return to 100% Sassy Frassy greatness! My sweet baby is limping and crying when she even moves her back leg now. It's the saddest thing in the world!
So, sweet Sassy Frassy, you have one more hour to play, to eat, and to drink. Tomorrow starts a big adventure for all of us, but you have to be strong, little girl! Because as bad as it will be for us, you're the one who has to have the surgery. I sure hope we made the right decision!