|You can see the corgi side of him here: huge ears!|
The surgery was last tuesday and it was the most terrifying night of my life so far. He cried so much at night I barely slept at all and just kept patting his head. After that first night it has been a lot better tho and he is such a brave little doggy that he is already putting some weight on the leg.
Timetable for recovery:
2-3 days to remove the package on his leg
14 days to remove stitches and stop wearing the special collar
2 months to to able to run, take longer walks and be free (for example in the dog park).
6 months to full recovery of the kneecap
Price of the vet so far:
2 meetings + medicine = 250 euros
surgery + medicine = 685 euros
medicine shots once a week after the removal of stitches = about 30 euros
voluntary aftercare fysio 60-70 euros per time (its preferred to go waterwalking but it's not required per say).
Here's how it looks with his surgery:
|This is how it looked the first few days when his leg was still in a package.|
|This picture was taken the day we took the package off his leg and he has |
to wear this special collar to keep him from licking the stitches.
|About 10 cm long stitches on the knee curve. |
He doesn't want to move at all with this collar but he will have to wear it for 2 weeks when we can't watch him constantly.
|We went to Ahvenanmaa for the week before Kaveris surgery and he was so happy running free! Hopefully I get this happy dog back soon.|