NeylasMom Posted July 8, 2013 Share Posted July 8, 2013 Zuri has dislocated his toe multiple times and did it again recently. The last time it happened, I did discuss the possibility of removing the toe with his orthopedist, but decided to see how things went with it healing and staying in place rather than amputating. Each dislocation means weeks of restricted exercise for healing, which has a bad impact on his LS and I'm also constantly restricting his activity in general (namely in the dog park) to try to prevent it from happening again. For both of those reasons, I am pretty sure I want to have the toe removed at this point. Zuri is going to be 9 tomorrow and other than being in the earlier stages of LS is happy and healthy. He still enjoys going on hikes and being off lead although he can't do as much as he used to (we're still trying to build his core strength back up). He recently had a dental so while I hate the idea of anesthesia again so soon, I at least know he handled it like a champ and have the protocol from OSU that I can pass on. Any thoughts/experiences regarding amputating for this reason that anyone can share? I am going to get the earliest appt I can with my ortho to discuss all of this with him of course, but thought I'd get feedback here in the interim. Also curious how long the healing process is - that concerns me both because of his LS and also because we're on a 3rd floor condo with multiple sets of stairs. This is the outside toe on his front left foot btw. Thanks! Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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