Saturday, September 09, 2017

Sky's Surgery

Don't worry I wont be posting actual photos of the surgery, just the surgical cut. She had the surgery on the 30th, spent the night at the vets to make sure she was ok to come home. Normally they out 2 metal plates on the leg to help support it, but the vet said she had "weird legs". I asked what he meant, and because Sky has dainty legs, she didn't have enough leg bone to put 2 plates on. There was damage to one meniscus , so the vet repaired that too.

This was the day she came home. They had her on methadone for the pain and we were supposed to give her tramadol at home. After we got her home, about an hour after having her home she started to have what I thought was a focal seizure, scary as hell.  So phone the vet and they say bring her back in. By the time we get to the vet, she is fine and the vet doesn't find anything wrong with her then. After a bit of research, John found out that focal seizures can be a side effect of giving methadone, rare but of course it happened to her. Hasn't had any other seizures thankfully. Also, we did have an inflatable collar for her to stop her from licking the wound, but she can bend in half it seems as she could still get her leg, so that didn't work lol

And the leg today. Looking pretty good but the dog is going stir crazy. Do you know how hard it is to keep a collie from acting crazy and running around? Thankfully the stitches come out on Monday and we might get the all clear to take her for car rides so she doesn't go insane since there is another 6-8 weeks of no running/jumping/chasing or anything a collie wants to do.


  1. wow good luck with the healing process. So glad you were able to do the surgery.

  2. Oh, poor baby! So glad Sky is on the mend, but what an ordeal with the surgery and the reaction to the medication -how scary! No running, jumping, chasing - good luck with that. Keep us posted.

  3. I'm so glad you were able to do the surgery. My thoughts are with you in helping her to heal properly.

  4. 6-8 weeks to recuperate? Oh, dear! I hope you all survive it and she doesn't reinjure her knee.

  5. Sending lots of distant reiki healing energy for your sweet doggie and you ~ ^_^

    (A Shutterbug Explores)

  6. thanks Christine :) had to have it done, couldn't let her suffer and she isn't old yet :)

    thanks Chris :) yeah she is trying to jump now that the stitches are out....

    thanks Lisa :)

    Rhonda, yep and even then she has to be careful after

    thank you carol :)

  7. Oh poor Skye but I hope she heals fast.

  8. thanks Shashi :) she is actually healing pretty well, getting pretty bored tho :p