26 March 2008

TIFFANIE UPDATE

Tiffanie, drugged up on morphine and rimadyl and I, plus (my mum she didn't want me going on my own) left our vets at 06.31am to travel to b'ham for a 9.30 appointment. Worried about getting caught in traffic, so left plenty of time. Straight through run, really easy place to get to arrived at 7.50am! Despite being "stoned" Tiffanie still managed to give all the dogs in the waiting room the once over! Booked Tiffanie in at 8.10am. Received priority treatment so in at 8.20 instead of 9.30am ( despite consultant having appointments booked at 8.30 and 9am.) Consultation took 40 minutes, plates were discussed as was amputation.Not sure when Consultant Jonathan Pink would be able to do the op, depending if he had the right plates do the operation. They don't take personal toys or blankets but I insisted she had her teddy as any good mum would!!! I kissed her goodbye and left...in tears!

5pm: having not heard a thing, I rang to discover that she was actually in surgery and "Jonathan would ring as soon as he was able to get to a phone when he'd finished"
6.19pm: Phone rang.... Tiffanie's op had gone very well, scar tissue that was preventing movement of the knee, caused by the previous plate ( that's why it had to come out last Tuesday) had been broken down, long plate on the front of her bone and small plate interlocking on the back of the bone. Jonathan said he wants her at home asap and using the leg!
We and I stress "We" have a long road ahead, about five months, to hopefully a full recovery. Update tomorrow.
Thank you all for your kind words and support
Trudie Tobie and of course Tiffanie
Fantastic news Trudie, wipe those tears away and look forward to long walks across the fields very soon!

12 comments:

big mo said...

That's sound's good let's hope this is the last operation.finger's x.

Sue & Liza said...

Great news, we've been thinking of you. Good luck Tiffanie, and get well soon!

Paula o'L said...

Sounds more positive, thinking of you and wishing Tiffanie a speedy recovery.

Marie said...

That must've been a very worrying day for you. Glad to hear that it sounds like a positive outcome is on the cards.

matthew - seaofiron bedlingtons said...

sounds promising.

mw

Jill said...

Good news that the operation went well. I know you are not out of the woods yet but chin up and keep positive.
Love to you all.
Jill, Martin, Sarah, George, Lilly &Rosie:)

Tina W said...

Hope all goes well this time and Tiffanie has a good recovery.

gwen said...

Hope everything goes well.Fingers and paws crossed.love,Gwen,Scamp,Candy&Misty

Louise said...

Great news - get well soon Tiffanie.

Donna said...

poor tiffanie get well soon

Tricia said...

Thanks for the update, I have been thinking of you both. Sound like she has a good prognosis. By the time the snow melts & the flowers bloom the tow of you will be taking nice little walks. Good luck to you both.

Sarah and Tony said...

Good to hear the op went well, hope Tiffanie is soon on the road to recovery. Good luck from Sarah, Taony, Ed and Ossie