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Kipper needs your prayers and good wishes please
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.
Shelly Mom to Iliana, Michael and furbabies: Kipper (Hav), Sadie and Cleo