Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crusoe, Nil By Mouth


What have they done to me?

Poor Crusoe we have just picked him up from the veterinary hospital, he went in first thing this morning for an operation on his right hind kneecap.  A few weeks ago after a run in with a goat, he developed a limp, we took him to the vets, they promptly put him on anti inflammatory's  after the course the limp did not go away, so after going backwards and forwards to the vets, X rays, specialists etc.  He went in for an operation today to repair his kneecap, the good news is he should make a full recovery, the bad news is no running, jumping or walks off the lead for eight weeks!  But he can go swimming, (the best form of physiotherapy) after his stitches come out in a fortnights time.

After anaesthetic, morphine and gas he is understandably feeling a little groggy this evening, to say the least. I will keep you posted on his recovery.

14 comments:

  1. Oh dear, poor Crusoe! Sending him lots of love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. xxx

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  2. Oh he must be so bummed out! Sending belly rubs, licks & sniffs!

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  3. Hello Dash:
    Poor Crusoe, he really has been in the wars. No wonder he is looking a little down. But, with the operation complete, we hope that he will now gain in strength each day and soon be back to his perky self.

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  4. oh poor goggie! Tons of hugs and loving for your pooch from Scotland!

    Ali x

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  5. Oh poor Crusoe! Give him a pat from me (avoiding the sore bits, obviously!)

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  6. the patchwork puppy or a bit of Tim Burton, either way he is adorable as a survivor of the duel.

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  7. scritches to Crusoe...that always makes a dog feel better!

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  8. Hugs and a lot of petting for Crusoe! I hope he is running around his home soon.

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  9. Oh dear of him!!! Being a foxy-lover, I can empathise with poor Crusoe's plight. It will be almost impossible for him to stay still, the darling mite!! Maybe he'll learn the joys of being a lap dog and stay well away from naughty, playful goats. xo

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  10. poor pup! I hope he is soon much better!

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  11. Bad goat. Bad. Oh, my heart goes out to Crusoe. No fun for awhile, but I'm sure he will be thrilled with your care and attention. Sending some nice ear rubs and pats. Get well soon Crusoe.

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  12. Ahhh! Poor Crusoe. Hope he's feeling himself very soon. Where are you going to take him swimming? xx

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  13. From one devote Pup nurse to another, I send much love and good wishes for a speedy recovery!
    Pup is almost fully recovered from his Spleen removal and stitches came out and he is now frisky and playful again .. hopefully for many more years to come.
    I plan on having the worlds oldest Pup .. :)
    I hope you do too ~

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  14. Oh, Poor Baby!!!
    My little hounds Isis & Osiris and myself send him lots of love and healing energy.
    Osiris recommends: "Crusoe, stick to chasing squirrels. Its safer!"
    oxoxo

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