DESIGNER PUPPYS: Everything you wanted to know about raising designer or mixed breed dogs,
featuring The BOYZ: Prince Alvin His Cuteness (on left) and Sir Simon The Sad, Cockapoo pups.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Canine Luxating Patella Surgery - Simon's Passes Initial Recovery Period

Today Simon has a 6-week checkup with the surgeon who repaired his luxating patella.

The Good News

He passed. The surgeon examoned his knee, watched him walk up and down the hallway in the Animal Hospital, and pronounced him ready for . . .

The Post Recovery Period

Yeah - that's the bad news. Now we're into a month-long, somewhat limited restriction period.

Simon can negotiate stairs. (No more lifting him up and down stairs!)

Simon cannot play with Alvin.

Simon cannot run around the fenced-in yard.

In other words, he still can't be a dog.

Let's summarize Simon's luxating patella surgery saga:

2 days in the animal hospital for the surgery.

6 weeks of inactivity.

4 weeks of somewhat restricted activity.

For those of you who want to know - here's the whole story - from diagnosis through the detailed questions I asked the surgeon today:

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