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Julie's tibial injury
I've been reading the forum and enjoying all the posts helping me deal with my very active
5 1/2 month puppy Julie.... next week she was scheduled for spay and baby tooth removal, but yesterday while playing and jumping for a stuffed toy she suddenly cried loudly and was unable to put weight on her back right leg. Went to the vet and had Xrays with a diagnosis of tibial tuberosity avulsion - she's now scheduled for a surgical consult and probably surgery on Monday. Last night she mostly slept, but today is a little perkier--so needing to keep her near me or crated--her leg is bandaged and she isn't putting weight on it..though did try and make "a run for it" when she spotted some neighbor cat poop in a flower bed when took her out for her poddy. She came home with a head cone, but she hated it -so for now it's off and when she started to lick her bandage put a little bitter apple on it and she hasn't tried again...though guess she'll need the cone after surgery. I read the thread about Ollie-and feel a little overwhelmed worrying about the surgery, possible complications, recuperation, wishing I had puppy health insurance. So needing prayers, good thoughts, advice for us.