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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Surgery for Creole: Round Two

I just got back from a local (well, an hour away) surgery consult for Creole. In short, he's very lame on his left rear leg, which is the one that had the worst injury when I got him. We're going to have to take the pins out of his bone and rebuild his knee, essentially. The surgeon seems confident it should restore him to a good quality of life and let him use the limb, provided all goes well. He'll never be 'normal' but we should be able to reduce his pain level significantly and get the leg back into a more usable state.

I was very impressed with the surgeon himself, as well as very appreciative. He used to work for a branch of the office I left when I moved and due to that as well as Creole being such an involved (and expensive) rescue case, he gave me 30% off the consult/meds and said he'd do his best to keep the bill under $2000. Hubby and I were planning for $3000, just to be safe, so this was a very nice surprise. There are good people in this world ...

He also said if I wanted to pick up some emergency shifts to give him a call. I told him we'll see how involved Creole's care was and go from there. That's a bit of a drive for a job but there aren't any around here, so I may consider it. We'll see.

Anyway, surgery is scheduled for the 15th. Cross your fingers for us!

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Oh, here's a recent pic b/c I know someone's going to ask.



He's 50 lbs as of today and only 8 months old. Hubby is going to come home to a much bigger dog than he left!

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Aww what a wonderful picture!

I am wishing the best outcome for Creoles surgery.

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Awww,wishing the best for you both..
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lol adorable pic!! i wish the best for both of you

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thats great that they are making such a great deal and I have to agree thats a great pic and I am wishing him the very best

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I'm glad you found a vet that you can trust and who's willing to try to give you a break on the bill.

I can't believe how big Creole has gotten!!


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Thanks all.

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I can't believe how big Creole has gotten!!
I KNOW! I don't think he's done yet, either.

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Nope, probably not yet!


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I hope everything goes well!

Great pic, he's such a cutie!
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Oh - he's wonderful ... I just wanna kiss him!

Hope all goes well !

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He is absolutely adorable. I can see why you fell in love with him. Good luck with all his treatments we'll be thinking about you.
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My thoughts and prayers are with both of you!
Oh and his daddy is in for a surprise when he gets home.

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Aw! I just want to kiss his big wet nose!

Good luck with the surgery! Although, from the sound of the vet, I don't think you guys will need it.

I can't believe that's the same dog! So HUGE!


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what a cute picture!!!

Hope all goes well with the surgery.

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