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Kipper needs your prayers and good wishes please

Hi Everyone,
It's been awhile since I have posted. Have been busy with potty training Kipper, holding my sisters hand with her new puppy (which is going great now that my mother is in love with him) and my new job. Sigh, a few weeks ago I was pulling weeds outside and lost my balance- I stepped back to catch myself and ended up landing on Kipper (I didn't know he was there), since then he has limped around so I took him to be checked by his vet about a week and a half ago. His vet x-rayed him, said that nothing looked broken and that it looked like his hip was dislocated. He gave him a shot and put him on anti-inflamatory medicine and told me that if he wasn't better in a week to bring him back in for better x-rays and that they would have to sedate him to do that. Well Kipper started liimping worse and DH dropped him off last Tuesday to have the xrays done. They called me at work at around 11 to let me know that his Hip Ball Joint was fractured and what options we had to correct it. We went an FHO (I can't tell you what it means) like my vet recommended instead Of trying to set pins in his hip. His vet told me that trying to set the pins had about a 50/50 sucess rate in dogs his size and that he had a significant increase of extreme arthritis when he was older with that option. They basically went in and took his joint out and his lef bone will grow back to replace his joint and fuze together and he will have about 90% use of his leg, only downfall to this surgery was the 4-6 month recovery time. Kipper was able to come hom Weds and has been recovering nicely and even tried to get me to play fetch with him yesterday (I felt so bad telling him no) he has to be restricted for 2 weeks and then can start working back up to normal activity. Please everyone pray for a fast and full (or as full as we can expect) recovery for Kipper.

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Ohhh I am so sorry for you and your boy. I hope he recovers nicely and fast. Kisses to Kiper.

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Hope Kipper recovers quickly. That's one of my fears, falling on my baby, especially with winter and winter ice just around the corner.

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I'm sorry Kipper was hurt but it sounds like the surgery went well and he is recovering.

Belly rubs and best wishes for a speedy recovery Kipper!

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Oh my gosh I am sorry!!! I hope that recover is quick and smooth for Kipper and that he doesn't have any more pain!!

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oh I feel so bad!!! hope everything heals quickly!! I'm so sorry this happened!

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I know how this ccan happen with a little dog that stays too close to my feet. I stepped on Rosie's front paw last week. Luckily it was a pinching thing instead of crushing. Hopefully she will stay a little farther back from now on. I pray that your little one will fully recover. They seem to have a lion's heart, so Kipper will probably be up and going before you know.
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Hugs to Kipper AND you! Sounds like you've both been through the ringer. The good thing is that dogs are very resilient, and they don't hold things against us!

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Hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery, Kipper. I am so sorry that happened.

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One of my dread fears. I used to be terrified about falling on Ruby because she had a tendency to walk between my feet. I'm praying for as complete a recovery as possible for your little guy.

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