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Logan is going for Surgery

~michelle~
March 18th, 2008, 06:52 PM
So we took Logan to the vet today to get xrays. We got them done just over a year ago when we had a crap vet and we discovered he had hip dysplasia He had no arthritic build up ( he was 11 months) well we went today for xrays again (at the new and better vet)and Logan has developed severe arthritic build up in just a year.
the vet suggested we go with surgery. We will be removing the femoral head and building a "fake joint" with the muscles. we will be doing the right hip in May or June and then the other hip in a year.... I feel so bad for my baby I had no idea he was in so much pain!:cry:

Rottielover
March 18th, 2008, 06:54 PM
I am so sorry to hear this, I hope the surgery will help him:fingerscr:fingerscr

Lukka'sma
March 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Aww michelle I am so sorry, poor Logan
You must be stressed about having to leave him at the hospital for a couple of days after his surgery:sad:
When will he be going in for the procedure?
:grouphug::goodvibes:

~michelle~
March 23rd, 2008, 11:20 AM
we havent booked a date yet we're hoping mid april- beginning of may.... it will be the only time logan has been away from us :(

rainbow
March 23rd, 2008, 11:59 AM
Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about Logan. :grouphug: Do you have him on glucosamine/chondroitin already? You can also get it with MSM added which is an anti-infammatory.

Also, Mary Straus's website has lots of great information ....

http://www.dogaware.com/arthritis.html

TeriM
March 25th, 2008, 01:09 AM
I'm so sad to hear this about poor Logan. Hugs to you all :grouphug: and hoping for a easy surgery and quick recovery :fingerscr.

~michelle~
March 28th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Logan's surgery is booked for the 14th of April
We;ve had him on glucosamine/chondrin for more than a year. :( unfortunately it hasnt helped as much as we were hoping Our old vet gave us some bad advice before we knew much about it. Thanks for all the well wishes

hazelrunpack
March 28th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Is Logan showing a lot of stiffness, Michelle? Poor guy! :grouphug:

:fingerscr and :goodvibes: for a successful surgery!