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Sweep's having surgery 3/10 *Update, now 3/11*


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Sweep, the sweep-heart, as long as you have the good drugs, you'll be okay! Our kitty had to wait to get a leg repaired, too, I think it was better cos some  of the swelling went down. :kiss2

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Hoping for the best for Sweep. And you. Waiting is hard. :grouphug 

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Officially postponed til tomorrow. Which means she finally got to eat, and by the sound of it, she did so with her usual gusto. I also found out they did a blood panel and chest x-rays last night, and all was good. The surgeon I spoke with this afternoon studied at Ohio State; she didn't know Dr. Couto personally but has been around a lot of greyhounds and couldn't believe Sweep is 11.5. My girl. :wub: Thank you all again; it helps so much.

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Just now seeing this but seems like I'm in time to bakandforthbakandforth for Sweep. Holding all good thoughts. 

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4 minutes ago, palmettobug said:

What a way to spend your b-day! The best present will be a sweet girl back home!:heart

Well spotted. :P Yes, that's the only thing on my wish list: good news and my girl back home asap.

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The surgeon just called and the surgery went very well. The bone looked normal and she was able to get something like 14 screws in. :yikes They did do a biopsy for safety's sake and of course won't commit to a 100% certain answer, but all signs are very encouraging. She is bruising a lot so she's getting Amicar, but that's not unusual as we all know. All going well overnight, we'll hear from them mid-morning and pick her up sometime tomorrow.

Thanks again to all of you for the support and good thoughts. Best birthday gift ever. Just wish they'd gotten to it yesterday so she could be home with us tonight! 

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13 minutes ago, ramonaghan said:

The surgeon just called and the surgery went very well. The bone looked normal and she was able to get something like 14 screws in. :yikes They did do a biopsy for safety's sake and of course won't commit to a 100% certain answer, but all signs are very encouraging. She is bruising a lot so she's getting Amicar, but that's not unusual as we all know. All going well overnight, we'll hear from them mid-morning and pick her up sometime tomorrow.

Thanks again to all of you for the support and good thoughts. Best birthday gift ever. Just wish they'd gotten to it yesterday so she could be home with us tonight! 

:yay:yay:yay  Way to go, Sweep!  So glad to hear that surgery went well.  Give that pretty girl a big kiss and some ear rubs from all of us. 

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just seeing this!  Sending TONS of hugs and prayers Sweep's and your way! :hope :hope :hope 

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:yay :yay

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I'm very relieved that Sweep's surgery went well and the bone looked normal. I hope she heals quickly and well. Fracture recovery takes a while (BTDT with Cora), but not as long as without all that hardware.

:kiss2 Sweep.

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5 hours ago, ramonaghan said:

The bone looked normal and she was able to get something like 14 screws in. :yikes 

With that much hardware she’ll set off metal detectors for blocks around! Hope the upcoming days go as smoothly as possible for you all.

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how is Sweep doing today?  :hope :kiss2 

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Shine had plates, screws and wires when she shattered her ankle.  She didn't even limp when she walked after the surgery.  I am sure that they will tell you, but the issue now becomes the cast.  She can get sores from it.  Shine did cast changes every two weeks and our vet's office was super with it.  She didn't even have a bruise.  Good luck Sweep.  You are a good girl.

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35 minutes ago, RaineysMom said:

how is Sweep doing today?  :hope :kiss2 

We pick her up in 15 minutes! They said she's doing well but not eating today so maybe her stomach is bothering her from yesterday. I am sure being home will help!

5 minutes ago, Houndtime said:

Shine had plates, screws and wires when she shattered her ankle.  She didn't even limp when she walked after the surgery.  I am sure that they will tell you, but the issue now becomes the cast.  She can get sores from it.  Shine did cast changes every two weeks and our vet's office was super with it.  She didn't even have a bruise.  Good luck Sweep.  You are a good girl.

Thank you. It's so helpful to hear someone else's experience, and that's amazing that Shine had no limp! I might be PMing you for advice if that's okay.

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Always missing my boys Mud and
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