Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nah…I don’t think so…

I went for another checkup the other day. (so many checkups I lost count..) My surgeon wants to try another lateral suture. Another??? You must be kidding.
I still walk funny and there’s something wrong with my ankles. He thinks it’s congenital defect or something. Osteochondrosis? Probably got worse due to my coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever.. Anyways he wants to do another lateral suture on my knee… Well, since he botched it in the first place I understand he’s trying to do everything he can but… another??  It’s unlikely I can run again like before, he said. Out of the question. And he even said there’s no guarantee this one would improve my condition. so… should I let him?
Mom & dad just doesn’t want me to go through that again. And neither do I. Nope. I’d rather eat poop. No way.
Mom’s thinking about laser therapy. My vet just started doing it so we might give it a try.
On the brighter side, my last titer showed my level went down. I am off fluconazole! Woohoooo! I’ve been taking the medication for a year! We’ll do another titer next month to see if it stays down, the vet said. Hope it stays down… *paws crossed*
It’s getting hot here already... Stay cool everybody!



  1. Oh my, I really feel for you Lou! Surgery sucks! I have had both knees done (luxating patellas)and now have to have both hips replaced, all down to hip dysplasia and I am only 2 years old. I hope all goes well for you and you are on the road to recovery very soon. Take care.
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear

    1. Ollie OllivanderMay 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

      Hello Casper Bear,
      Your story touched us as our beloved furry child, Mugsy Malone (black lab/ German shep mix) also was diagnosed with severe hip displasia before the age of 1 (still a baby!). He was so displastic that we were told that by the age of 5 that at most he would be able to make it to his food bowl. He had the TPO done on each hip (1 month recovery for hip, morphine patch & secluded to a small room in which I stayed with him) & then the same for the next hip. Best decision ever! After the healing was done, Mugs lived life like an athlete! Nothing slowed him down, he enjoyed playing ball, chasing lizards, jumping & catching big air!
      Mugsy also had other medical problems, but lived a full life (& made ours full in return), & didn't cross the rainbow bridge until the age of 13 1/2 yrs. (great life span for his size, he weighed 110 lbs)
      Best wishes for a speedy recovery Casper Bear !

  2. Oh you poor boo boo. Thanks for your cute message on my bloggeh. I felt that gentle nose kiss. Same to you Lou. Be strong.

  3. *paws crossed!! I didnt know..... I Hope you can at least still continue to shake rattle and roll!! B.O.L.!! seriously.... i dont think My mommy would want another surgery either.....laser seems better..... <3 Paw'd Lainey....

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