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!