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well it's all over for her now called them at 3 and she is having a "sleep over" there tonight as she was still quite sleepy... :(
i have to phone them at 9.30 tomorrow to arrange a time to collect her.
My house is so empty without her and it's never been so clean i just can't sit still I just want her home now.
i have her crate all already and i'm so pleased she was started in that from day one with me so it's not a strange thing for her.
I have had a look gareth at Ruby's you tubes and i have to say i felt quite upset. i know they will be bouncing back soon enought eating my children's socks and pizza letf on the side :roll:
I took my 2 1/2 yr old son with me so i had to keep it together and told him she was having a hair cut !!!!
How have you all coped with them in the first few days I have 2 steps to go down to get to my back garden and just a little worried if i have to carry her i will hurt her. She is only 22kg for 10 months isn't too big thank heavens.
once i know more will let you all know.
thank you for all your messages i know there is light at the end of the tunnel and she will be back to normal soon.
Christine
 

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wow that was quick, she will be home in no time though dont worry.
I hope Ella has a problem free recovery
 

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Glad the op went well and Ella will be home soon.

Have you got a crate? She really needs to be in there most of the time for a while, particularly as you have a young child who is too young to realise that Ella is very sore. I would hate her to hurt him and also hate him to hurt her. Best keep them apart for a while.

We have a couple of steps to the garden too and we just got a piece of ply wood and covered it in old carpet to stop Charlie from slipping. (We actually made it when we first got Dudley cos I didn't want him going up and down steps as a young pup)

It will be difficult for a few weeks - it's no good me lying and saying it's easy, but with care you will get there and before you know it she will be back to normal and racing around.

The key to a successful recovery really is rest

Good luck
 

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I also made a carpeted ramp for my Carly but if you run a large towel under her tummy as a support aid holding onto it above her she will probably be happier than if you have to lift her. Hope this helps. Gd luck
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It will be tough but you will end up loving her even more for it all!!!!

Ruby was only ever unhappy for a few days when she came home but she did have the TPO and arthroscopy on front elbows too.

It WILL be ok, it's a good thing to worry and treat them like glass but they are stronger than we think!!!!!!
 

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Yes she has a crate and has been in it from day one with me.
Rest is the best form of healing for her i know and we will muddle through this, she is my baby and the love you give is always given back 10 fold.
I just want her here with me now she is missing out on lots of hugs so i'm banking them up for her.......
Roll on tomorrow my house is empty without her.
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When Coal had his knee op, i used a towel under his tummy to support him down the steps into our garden.

We used lots of kongs and fed him all his meals in these to keep him occupied and make the meals last longer. He was very soppy and down for a week or so afterwards but then he did have the largest bandage on!

glad the op went well and she will be so pleased to see you :D
 

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Good to hear all has gone well with Ella`s op, slow and easy is the way to go with her recovery from what I`ve read on here with other dogs that have had the same or similar ops :)
 

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Lovely to hear that Ella's OP went well I am sure you will bo SO glad to have her home :)

Sending {{{{{{{{{healing vibes}}}}}}}}} for your gorgeous girl's recovery :)
 

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Hi Christine glad Ellas had went well.Glad you've got a crate and she's used to it aswell makes it so much easier as they need lots of rest and they can't do too much when crated.If possible try and keep the kids calm and quiet around her (easier said than done i know)so she doesn't get too excited and try to move around too much or too quickly.First few days Lily was mostly crated except for when we could sit with her and take her collar off for cuddles.Ella maybe whiney for a couple of days also after her GA and as she's in some pain.Lily was better her 2nd op and the night she came home didn't wake at all which was brilliant as the first time i got no sleep at all 8O 8O .So good luck.The vet can show you the best way to pick Ella up as you'll need to pick her up to get in/out of car,we were told to put 1 arm around her chest and the other underneath her belly towards the backend.Hopefully you'll be given a sling like the 1 in gareths video,they give lots of support,if not as people have said used a rolled up towel.Also meant to mention the other day about slippery floors,if at all possible if Ella will be walking over them see if you can get some old bits of carpet and put down so they're not slippery for her.I agree with garetj they are stronger than we think but think its better to treat them like glass.
Well good luck Christine,now the hard work starts,but believe me it's well worth the trouble.Remember aswell any questions your specialist will only be at the end of the phone

You can have a normal dog again just look at the proof
 

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Well I have her home with me now and she is better than I thoought she would be. She has only been shaved on her one side and is coping very well. She will not have the sling under her at all and wants to walk herself :roll: :roll: .
Just making sure I am next to her so if she does go she will lean on me.

Hope this link works so you can see her and her sticky plaster which is still on but don't think it will be lasting much longer !!!!
Keep you posted
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awww bless her . You must be relived to have her home.

{{{{{{{{{{{{speedy recovery vibes}}}}}}}}}}}}}} coming your way
 

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These dogs are amazing in the speed that they get up and about moving. Take care Ella and rest lots!
 

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yeah you've got your baby home Christine,hope Ellas not feeling too bad.If you can keep trying the sling try and persevere as it's quite important they don't fall etc because as you know the pelvis is only plated together in 1 place and the other 2 cuts are unscrewed.Easier said then done i know!!!
Not trying to be bossy but better to be safe than sorry.

Hope you have a good night
 
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