Ollie: Woofs! It's m again, posting remotely from VetRef, the referral clinic where I am staying. We drove down yesterday afternoon, with #1, Mr. G and Ms. N. The first vet I saw, Dr. T, turned out to be the same guy who operated on Benny last May, and he asked how Benny was doing! Anyway, he examined me very, very thoroughly and he told #1 that he did not see any issues with my soft palate or any neurological issues, but he was concerned about how I walked, and wanted to take some x-rays. #1 helped and the x-rays showed that I have a torn cruciate ligament in my right hind leg, and really bad inflammation. I managed to hide it really well, but you remember when I was limping some time ago? Well, that's what it was! So, I am having surgery today. It's called TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). It has a very good prognosis for a full recovery. I will be coming home on Friday morning and will have to take it pretty easy for a month. #1 said to me that if I had to have such a surgery, it was best to do in the depths of winter , when it's cold and miserable and it's not much fun to be outside! We will update this post once #1 gets news about the surgery.
They really like me here. They say I am one of the coolest dogs they have seen! Dr. T told #1 that several of his friends had gotten Springer Spaniels recently because we are such great dogs. He was so nice to me when he was examining me!
They were also very impressed that I came to VetRef with my very own pupparazzi, Mr. G!
I'll be back soon!
UPDATE: Everything went well with the surgery and #1 is coming to get me tomorrow morning!
Gee Ollie, that sounds like a big surgery, but I am sure you can handle it when the time comes :)ReplyDelete
I am not surprised they all love you at the hospital. You are a mighty lovable woofie!!
Merry Christmas to you and #1 ad your friends!!!!!
Oh, wow! That wasn't what your #1 was expecting! We hope that the surgery will go OK and that you will be ready and up and running wen its springtime!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and all of your family, be they furred or not...and to your friends too. We love you and so do they!
PS, I sent a POTP card to your #1, Ollie...hope it helps.
POTP to you! Pawyers too:)
I am sorry you need surgery and hope it goes well, Ollie. A month is not so bad to be laying in front of a blazing log fire taking it easy and keeping warm. I send you my very best wishes.ReplyDelete
We are so very glad that #1 is on top of the health concerns of you at The Poupounette!! Best wishes on surgery and recovery dear Ollie! xxxReplyDelete
dear olli we cross our paws and we hope that the surgery brings the best results... and when we hopefully can meet ya this year we can jump around like a bunch of monkeys...ReplyDelete
Oh dear Ollie, we're all sending tons and tons of purrs and prayers your way. Feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Oh Ollie! That is not a fun way to spend the Christmas holiday but we're glad to hear you are getting the surgery you need to feel better. Our paws are crossed that everything goes well today.ReplyDelete
Barking for a successful surgery, Ollie!ReplyDelete
We'll all look forward to an update, and me and dad hope things go well and you'll be back at it before you know it.ReplyDelete
Charlee: "We were sorry to hear that you've got an injury, Ollie!"ReplyDelete
Chaplin: "We Hipsters send lots of purrs for you to make a quick and full recovery from your surgery!"
Lulu: "And I send fluffy tail wags!"
ollie, we hope dat yoo feel betterz soonReplyDelete
Dear Ollie, we read about you needing POTP from Dalton and Benji. Lots of POTP coming your way from your new schnauzer friend Xena and bully friend Lucy.ReplyDelete
we do not know each other, but I am friends with many of your friends and saw this on POTP.. prayers for the surgery and a quicker than they say recovery. Prayers for your humans also and your furr family. Our Beau has a torn ACL and can't have surgery and we fully understand the limping an loss of playtime.. you are so very handsome, hugsReplyDelete
WooHoo I say ... WooHoo!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I just read your update!! Hooray for a successful surgery. Now for the time of rest and recovery. Hang in there Ollie...Tama and Benny will help with your resting needs:) Hugs to all!ReplyDelete
Ollie we are so glad the surgery went well ! Hopefully you will not have anymore painful attacks ! POTP & MM !ReplyDelete
Wishing you a speedy recovery Ollie.ReplyDelete
I’m glad everything went well with your surgery, Ollie, and I purr you make a complete and speedy recovery. ~ErnieReplyDelete
With our whole family here visiting, we have not been to visit any blogs, but we saw this POTP post and had to check on Ollie. Sadly we are all too familiar with torn CCLs and have way more experience with the surgeries than we need. Mom says the MOST important thing for #1 to do is to keep you quiet and rested, In a crate is best, definitely on leash for all potty trips. Takes a lot tie to fully recover but you will be great in tie, Ollie. All the best to you.ReplyDelete
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Oh Dear! Ollie we are purraying hard for you! Torn CCLs are NOT fun. We had some experience with that and the before Hairy slobbery sister Bob. Trying to keep an active dog quiet is not a ton of fun. At least with winter weather Ollie may not be quite as tempted to go crazy pants. You are in our purrayers and we can't wait for you to get home! Purrs Marv and Mom and CinnamonReplyDelete
So glad to read that all went well with the surgury, Ollie. Now we send Healing Pawkisses and purrayers for a speedy recovery in every way🐾😽💞ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you have such good vets, Ollie! I am purring lots for you to heal quickly.ReplyDelete
Yay, Ollie, we're so glad everything went well ! We send you tons of healing purrs and wish you a good recovery. PurrsReplyDelete
Darling Ollie. I have been away too long and I know your 3! was worried beyond telling and that you missed her while you were gone for awhile. Thank heaven you are better now and recovering. XXXOOOReplyDelete
your #1...mommy paws got tangled on the keyboard.ReplyDelete