Medical Update

Thank you all so much for your good wishes! I have a luxating patella caused by my heroic charge into the front fence to defend my yard against an interloper. The Humans have told me that I will be going to a third vet next Wednesday for a surgical consultation. After that, I will have knee surgery to become a bionic Dog.

For all our Dog and Meowy followers, think very carefully about heroism. You don’t always get a medal. Sometimes, all you get is a visit to three–count them, three!–vets for your trouble.

Woofs and Wags, Stella 


23 thoughts on “Medical Update

    1. Boy! Talk about bummiest! I’m so sorry to hear surgery is necessary, but once it’s over, and you’re on the mend, I’m sure you’ll feel so much better. Meanwhile, please keep us posted about how things are going.

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  1. Good heavens, it never occurred to me this could happen to a dog. Though, I have no idea why the species should be immune from this.
    Best of luck with the surgeries, and returning to full health.

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    1. Human Mommy says I’m clumsy. I find that kind of unfair–it was totally the other Woofie’s fault and, tangentially, the fault of the fence Human Daddy built to protect us all from marauding Woofies. Woofs and Wags, Stella


  2. So sorry to hear this, every luxating patella is different and surgery isn’t always required. Our Pearl already had this condition when we adopted her (she used to spin in the shelter kennels trying to bite her own tail which may have contributed to it) and our vet advised against surgery, as long as she was not in any discomfort. She is not and she flies up any mountain and zooms around beaches. We give her a gentle massage after each walk and everything falls back into place.

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    1. I need a new knee and a giant bag of pigs ears and a baker’s dozen of bully sticks and some delicious wet food and the ability to boss around Cosmo for as long as I see fit in order to feel better, not necessarily in that order. Woofs and Wags, Stella

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