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Post by Hayley on Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:24 pm

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She was doing very well today and they decided she was ready to come home. Her hip is doing really well so the sling is off and she is now just on strict rest, anti-b and pain killers. I've not seen her stand up herself yet, only the front end. But i have a very soft pillow in the crate so might be too unstable for her? It was nice vet who was in and she was just gushing about Lexi, she said she'd really bonded with her and she was the best patient happy She was telling me how she would go in and sit with her in the kennels if it was quiet to see if she could get her to eat, and she finally did. I'm so happy that she was there, so i'm gonna send her a card in a bit when Lexi is feeling a bit stronger.

She is currently lying sleeping after her dinner, half a can that took 10 mins to eat, but has drank too so i'm happy happy shes just very sorry for herself.


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Post by LyndaW on Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:28 pm

Sods law that it is witchy vet on tomorrow. However, no matter how much she dislikes dogs in general or Lexi in particular, her professionalism should overcome her prejudices and advise you properly as to how to treat Lexi's poo retention and reassure you that her leg is healing.

Wishing you both all good fortune for tomorrow hug hug
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Post by tracyp on Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:46 am

I'd at least ring the vet, discuss your concerns & see what they say. They don't always heal quickly. Jess took about 6 wks to heal & walk properly again after the mamamutes put holes in her.

It will take time. Just allow Lexi to rest, & gentle massage to help her muscles relax.

I'll be sending loving, healing thoughts to her. hug
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Post by Hayley on Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:00 am

Lexi well this morning happy stood and peed well and is bright and perky. Still no poos but has brown on the cage paper and she look sa bit thinner...might have ate it? ? ?
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Post by Shisa on Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:03 am

I haven't read all the posts so sorry if I'm repeating things.

If she's still very down get her some Bach Rescue Remedy and put a few drops in her mouth. She's been through quite an ordeal and shock to her system it'll help her cope and settle.
If she's still constipated give her yoghurt - I'd say a 250ml twice a day at least. Any that's her favourite, don't stress to much about natural or low fat. It'll help her digestive system as the constipation can be a result of the antibiotics or her being so clumsy, with the hurt hip, and holding it in.

I hope she's better asap!
And do put hot and cold compresses on the hip. It helps speed along recovery.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:29 am

What Theresa said! happy Good advice!

Bless her. Sounds like maybe she did eat her poo!
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Post by Hayley on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:15 am

It wouldn't be uncommon. She dobe into a pile of cat poo the first time I put her on the garden and she's a clean dog so would never live with poo in a cage she would die if anything smeared her lol

Not sure if I should go to get medication now or just yogurt and oil straight face
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Post by Caryll on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:33 am

If she seems well enough in herself, then one more day wouldn't hurt. If she starts to look depressed or uncomfortable then you'll have to do something, of course, but as you say, she may have gone overnight & 'cleaned' it up herself.

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Post by Shisa on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:34 am

Either way is fine. You just want her tummy regular again.
Do give her the yoghurt as well. Antibiotics kills the good bacteria along with the bad so it will help her to keep putting good flora back into her. Yoghurt is a lot cheaper than getting probiotics and works just as well.
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Post by Caroline on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:45 am

That's great she has perked up a bit this morning happy I think ligaments can be a little bit loose for a while after a dislocation so maybe that's making her stand strangly. Good luck with the vet if you need to see her or talk to her happy

Sorry I had a wee giggle at her diving on the cat poo. Bella acts like cat poop is some type of delicacy rolling eyes
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Post by tracyp on Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:33 pm

How is she going Hayley?
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Post by Hayley on Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:49 pm

We have pool!!!!!!! It's not huge it's two lumps but it's something. Oil seems to work happy
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:50 pm

That's great! happy Well done, Lexi!
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Post by Shisa on Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:37 pm

Only on dog forums do people stress and get excited about poop
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:41 pm

Poo talk doesn't bother me in the slightest sense! laughing One of the best health indicators.
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Post by Caryll on Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:21 pm

Great news!

Doggy forums wouldn't be the same without talk of poop

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Post by Hayley on Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:20 pm

laughing yes we're rather special
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:34 pm

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Post by LyndaW on Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:47 pm

I am so relieved! (Pun intended !)

You're on the road to recovery Lexi!
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Post by Caroline on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:33 pm

Yay poop well done Lexi dog4
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Post by tracyp on Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:58 am

Hayley wrote:We have pool!!!!!!! It's not huge it's two lumps but it's something. Oil seems to work happy

Never have I been so happy to read that a dog has pooped! clapping

She's really on the mend now. Great news!
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Post by LyndaW on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:21 pm

What oil did you use Hayley? Hoping none of us ever has to use it, but for future reference just in case ...
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Post by Hayley on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:24 am

I used extra virgin olive oil lol I literally put about two shots in first time, second was just a dollop, and i have just been putting a dollop in every meal time (twice a day)

Have had another poo today, a normal size one so i'm very happy happy

Mums being really very good about it all. Shes surprised at how good lexi is (emmm she cant mooooove!?!?!) i think she thought she was faking it haha. She even bought her a packet of ham and didn't buy any for Billy.
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Post by LyndaW on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:47 am

Olive oil - thanks for the tip Hayley! Nice, gentle and natural.

Great to hear that Lexi's insides are functionally normally again, and that your mum is being so good and kind with Lexi.

Now to get Lexi's leg back to normal - how is that going?

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Post by Hayley on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:56 am

Not too bad happy she is able to get herself up from sit but is using her good leg mostly, and kind of walking like a crab. But she is definitely using the bad leg to stabilise herself 50% of the time so i'm not worried about it at the moment. She does still have some bother keeping herself up, like when she pees she usually gets tired and sits down on the bad side (but is still standing squatting on the good side) but pooing she up properly happy

Very healthy appitite and is more interested in getting affection. She rolled onto her back this morning when i went to her to get belly rubs and if shes left alone she scoots over to the rug so she can see the door and anyone going in and out lol
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Post by LyndaW on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:36 am

Well we can't expect overnight miracles where a trauma to the leg is concerned, but it does sound as if she is improving.

The great thing is that she is so much better in herself, and that will help so much.

When is Lexi seeing the vet again? (No great urgency so make sure you get the nice one!) Hopefully she can recommend some massage/physio to help Lexi gain confidence in using the leg again properly.
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