Surgery Tomorrow :(

Well, I suppose I called my truce with blogging a little too soon.  Riley is having knee surgery tomorrow morning for a complete rupture of her cranial cruciate ligament.  She was outside running around on Thursday and came in limping on her right hind leg.  I was afraid it was her hip, but it’s her knee instead.

She is having TPLO surgery (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy).  So they’ll screw a stainless steel implant into her bones in her leg and it will keep her shin bone from jutting forward like it does right now with the ligament torn.  She’ll stay overnight at the Emergency Vet Clinic tomorrow night and I should be able to pick her up on Wednesday and bring her home.  Then she’ll be on crate rest for 8 (yes, eight!) weeks.  😦  I think the crate rest is going to be the worst part!

This is what her knee will look like afterwards.

So say a little prayer for Riley girl tomorrow if you remember!  I’ll update as soon as I hear anything about how her surgery went tomorrow.

30 thoughts on “Surgery Tomorrow :(

  1. I am playing catch up and checked in to see if you were back from your blogging break only to read this news…so sorry for Riley. Wow…I'm hoping all is doing well in the recuperation department. Going on to read how she is faring…Husky hugs to Riley!

  2. I am playing catch up and checked in to see if you were back from your blogging break only to read this news…so sorry for Riley. Wow…I'm hoping all is doing well in the recuperation department. Going on to read how she is faring…Husky hugs to Riley!

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