Tiffanie says thank you for all your get well wishes and she says she is soooo glad to be home, she did not really enjoy being away for 5 nights.
I got the details a little mixed up before so heres the facts.Tiffanies fracture has been repaired with two bone plates, a short one on the front of the femur this sits on the bone with 4 screws. the longer plate is on the side of the bone, this plate has been curved to prevent contact with the patella, this plate is unusual as it has self locking screws (with bolty bits) and does not have to be pressed against the bone all the way down. A bone graft has been taken from her left shoulder to improve healing at the fracture site. Her knee was de-calisfied as movement had become restricted by the previous plate catching it. I also learnt that it is not uncommon for a bone to re- fracture 2-3 months after a plate has been removed.
Tiffanie was ready to be collected and teddy at 5pm on Wednesday, (only just made it to "24hrs" after surgery before home!)
As you can see she returned to her favourite spot to sun bath.
We now have a very busy physo routine. It started with ice packs we have now moved onto warm packs 3 times a day for 7-14 days with leg bending and flexing exercises continuing for 4-6 weeks.. Also 5-10 minutes on a lead in the garden to go to the toilet ! six to ten times a day! Then hydrotherapy starting in two to three weeks twice a week.... The exercises have to be done because if she does not use the muscle it could calisfy and the she'd lose her leg as it would be useless. Back at Willows on 14th April then 4 weeks.
The cost of this operation it was £2964.34p. Up to this point a "simple broken leg" not near a joint has cost £6000.00. Still to come 1st check up £112.00 2nd check up and x-rays £320.00.
Not forgetting hydrothreapy twice a week. Beware all of you who don't have insurance!
Best wishes to all with love Trudie, Tobie and Tiffanie.