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Maddox needs good vibes his way...

Postby APBTmom » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:04 pm

So Maddox has been limping for a few weeks now on his front left leg.
The vet wanted to try Glucosamine and Rimadyl for a few weeks to see if he tore tendons during rough play. He showed no signs of pain so I let it go. In the last 2 days he's been holding that foot up when sitting, so I know it's becoming painful for him....

Anywhoozle...
He gets dropped of in the am for sedation and xray...
Please send good vibes to me and my pup!


THX

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Postby Fenriswolf » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:16 pm

Good luck!!

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Postby ssontag » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:05 pm

Sending good thoughts you way...hopefully it's nothing major.

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Postby LoveBullies » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:45 pm

Sending good thoughts your way!!!!!

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Postby Nickdawg » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:41 pm

hope he's ok! good thoughts sent!!!

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Postby patty » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:35 am

Many more good thoughts sent your way.

Keep us updated after the appointment.

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Postby spammie » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:21 am

Hugs to you and Maddox

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Postby iluvmypithannah » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:29 am

Awww, poor Maddox...I hope all is well. :hug:

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Postby SophiazMom » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:22 pm

iluvmypithannah wrote:Awww, poor Maddox...I hope all is well. :hug:


ditto.

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Postby Leslie H » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:42 pm

I hope Maddox is OK.

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Postby APBTmom » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:31 pm

Well I got the news...

Fragmented Coronoid Process...
His left elbow looks like this:

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We go to the Orthapedic Surgeon for a consultaion next week :frown:

Sigh....

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Postby Leslie H » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:05 am

That sucks. I hope the surgery can completely correct it.

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Postby SophiazMom » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:49 am

yes, some surgery, lots of love and a speedy recovery.

Sophia sends some licks and offers to share her peanut butter whenever Maddox wants it.

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Postby APBTmom » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Thanks everyone.
My poor pup is on lockdown for the time being :sad:

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Postby APBTmom » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:30 pm

So it turns out that not only does Maddox have a broken elbow, he also has a growth deficiency. His bad leg is about 1.5 cm shorter than his right.
and his bones are done growing. (Turns out that this had nothing to do with colliding with the other dog, that was just coincidence...)

I have 2 options....but I think I have my mind made up...these are my options:

Take him in for surgery (starting at $1500-$1800)to put 3 pins in his ulna and 3 pins in his radius. Then they will cut the bones and put in a contraption to stretch them from eachother, for new bone to grow. He would stay at the vet Monday-Friday for a few weeks to be stretched. He already has arthritis, and will for life. And will most likely need more surgeries in the future, as this is very uncommon.

OR:
Spend about $1200 to amputate, and it will take him about 3 weeks to heal, and we're done with it.

Logically for his well being and for financial reasons, I say amputate. I really don't want to put him through something like that
Losing a limb will not harm his quality of life at all.

He's in pain and his elbow is all swollen....it just sux.

Any thoughts or advice?


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