Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Finnigan » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Hi, thanks everyone. It was a ruptured disk :sad: Finnigan is now out of surgery, but is being kept overnight. Hopefully I can pick him up tomorrow, it depends on how he's doing.

The surgeon wasn't able to get all the bone out, but at least part of it, so fingers crossed. He will need 6-8 weeks of rest to recover, poor boy. I wonder how the heck this happened? Mayb e an old injury that got progressively worse? I don't know his whole past. Maybe it was the jackrabbit incident? Either way I feel awful, but hopefully the surgery will speed his recovery by releiving pressure.

Anyway, he's going to be spoiled rotten for the next n6-8 weeks. Poor guy!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Leslie H » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:35 pm

Ohh, poor guy. I'm sorry to hear he needed surgery. Hoping for a smooth recovery.

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:41 pm

www.dodgerslist.com please be sure to visit there, it was very helpful when we had Copper with his bad disc.
They want other dogs, too, besides Dachshunds, to do the cheek swab/DNA database.

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby mtlu » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:11 pm

Wishing Finnigan a speedy recovery and that he gets to come home soon!

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Postby pblove » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:14 pm

aww, I am sorry he had to have surgery, hope he wil soon recover and be good as new! :pray

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:29 pm

Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Finnigan » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:55 pm

Thanks everyone! Its a bit of a rehabilitative road ahead. My poor sweetie.

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Postby Patch O' Pits » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:16 am

Hugs prayers and well wishes

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby dogs4jen » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:39 am

I hope he feels better soon!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Jazzy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:45 pm

Poor baby!!!

Sending thoughts and prayers for an uneventful recovery!!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Maryellen » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:58 pm

thoughts, prayers and tons of hugs to Finnigan!!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Finnigan » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:45 pm

Thanks everyone! Finnigan is home from the hospital, but is relegated to crate only rest for the next 4-6 weeks. We get him out for bathroom, but at this point this brain and bladder aren't in sync, so usually we have to help express his bladder.

He will have to learn how to walk again, I feel hopefull. We lay him on both sides and works his limbs, and massage his muscles several times a day.

Its been stressfull, very little time for PBF, but my dogs come first!

On another note, Louis is doing great, and still sweet and mellow as ever.

Cheers

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby julie64 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:02 pm

Good thoughts and hugs coming to Finnigan for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby suzi » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:11 pm

Good to hear he is back home....

Hugs and Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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Re: Positive thoughts for Finnigan please!

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:27 pm

Glad to hear that Finnigan is back home! I'm certain he will recover quickly with all your love and attention.


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