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Old January 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Yeh Brina, way to go.

A big hug for both of you

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Old January 14th, 2011, 07:10 AM
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I am so glad all went well, Melinda .
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Oh Melinda, I am sooo thrilled to hear Brina did well! I was waiting to hear your post....I just knew she would get thru this with flying colours!!! Please give her a great big hug for me, and of course, I am sending u a big (((hug)) too!! Make sure u look after yourself too....don't wear yourself out. It won't be long, and she will be running around in the yard, lol.... I am just tickled, lol....Congrats Melinda and Brina....best wishes for a successful and speedy recovery....
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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thanks guys, ok, off we go to pick her up!! man am I nervous *L*.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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I wish I could be there to see her reaction when she sees you .

Love her up for me please .
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Yay! Glad it went well and she's coming home today! Now for a speedy and complete recovery and rehab!
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:33 PM
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she went crazy when she saw hubs and I and the vet tech couldn't hold her back, we had to try to hold her down to get the leash on her. once home she was over excited and I had to climb in the pen to hold her still, took over an hour to get her to just sit in one place, she doesn't like her pen at all, hubs had to go to shoppers drug mart to pick up the painpills /sedative, we let her have some rice/hamburg, her pain pilll and finally, after 2 hours of whining etc she's now sleeping quietly......guess I'd better get use to life on the floor and in the pen for the next few days *S* thanks all for your interest and well wishes.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Old January 14th, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Melinda,that's great news
Now comes the hard part,to keep her still,maybe you could put a cot inside her pen
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Old January 14th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Well, I a so glad that she made it through very well, but feeling a little sorry for you having to stay in the pen with her
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Old January 14th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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I'm so glad she's home with her people. What a good mommy you are to sleep in her pen with her. Hopefully after a short while she'll get the hang of it and you'll be able to "get out of jail". Will you be able to put the pen in your bedroom at night or will you need a matt in the pen?? Hugs to you all. You're all going to need them.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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...feeling a little sorry for you having to stay in the pen with her
I'd volunteer to do it .

Welcome home Brina . Now be good and rest up so you can heal asap .
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Old January 14th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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its like a gated puppy pen, so I'll open it wide and slide my blow up bed against it so my bed makes a "wall" she will be able to sleep right up against me like we do on our bed.

Dog dancer, unfortunately it won't fit in our bedroom , its an 18 foot long "fencing" we can bend to fit together so its quite large. I'll try to post pics tomorrow of the set up
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Old January 14th, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Holy catz, Melinda! Does that bring back memories of when we had Priscilla's hip replacements done! We blocked her off in the kitchen and the first thing she wanted to do was jump over the barricade to get out!!! Sigh....hard to explain to them why they can't do it!!

Hope she stays settled now that the excitement of getting home is over. Hope you get some sleep tonight!
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Old January 14th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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fantastic!

Awww, I am so happy to hear Brina is doing good so far...Melinda, u are such a wonderful mommy to your furbaby, lol....Brina is sooo lucky to have u in her life. Just remember, I am here for u if u have any questions, or just need some support...(((hugs)))
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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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I know how stressful the first few days after joint surgery are, Melinda! Hope all is going smoothly and you're getting a little relaxation time squeezed in with the medical observation! You be good, Brina, and do what your mommy tells you!!!!
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Old January 15th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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the pain meds make her sleepy, so I get some "clean up around the house time" she seems extra hungry? is this normal???
thought I'd show you some pics of her "bedroom"


this is what happened when I set up my bed and went to change into pjs



a bone to keep her quiet in her "feeling good" times.



this morning when I went to make a coffee

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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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wow...looks like 24hour around the clock care...: I love the set up.
I am glad to see she is doing well.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I just took another look at the picutres and couldn;t help but noitce hwat was on TV....Isn't she like 80 now???? What's her name...CHiCHi something????
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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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I just took another look at the picutres and couldn;t help but noitce hwat was on TV....Isn't she like 80 now???? What's her name...CHiCHi something????
*L* I hope not, (I love Charo) she's only 2 yrs older than I am *LOL* and I'm nowhere near 80
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Old January 15th, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Great recovery ward, Melinda! That leash will be your best tool--I had Priscilla strapped to my waist through 3 surgeries and 22 weeks all told. o.O But it did the trick in keeping her quiet!

How long is the recovery period expected to be? And will you need to do some sort of therapy with her?
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Old January 15th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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That's a great setup for her,I would sleep in there,with no problems
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Great recovery ward, Melinda! That leash will be your best tool--I had Priscilla strapped to my waist through 3 surgeries and 22 weeks all told. o.O But it did the trick in keeping her quiet!

How long is the recovery period expected to be? And will you need to do some sort of therapy with her?
on day 4 (monday) we can start some simple 3 point rotation "stretches" with her and then day 6 we had a fourth....we have a therapist that will work with us if need be, we go to get the staples out friday and she'll see me then to have a talk and look at the range Brina has by that time, complete complete rehab takes up to 4 months. but the bone should be heeled by week 8 and at that time she will be sedated "heavily" and xrayed so they can check.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:14 PM
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oh , and on a side note (cause you don't see it happen often) we were given a quote, low up to high , but the actual price of the surgery was 260. less than the lowest estimate!
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Old January 15th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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the recovery pen looks very comfy melinda
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Old January 15th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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it is Breeze!! oh, you meant for Brina didn't you?
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Old January 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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I posted a pic of her incision with a warning...was it removed? of did I lose it somewhere????
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Old January 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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it is Breeze!! oh, you meant for Brina didn't you?
for both of youz!!
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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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I posted a pic of her incision with a warning...was it removed? of did I lose it somewhere????
I don't see it
was it in the picture forum?? or in this thread..

if it was deleted wouldn't there be a post saying delete by one of the mods??
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:37 PM
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it was this one...I'll try again, warning, graphic picture



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