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    Default Poor Boogers...

    The Funky one came home from surgery to repair his injured elbow yesterday and has not quite mastered the lampshade.

    Poor Boogie...







    Between not being used to the lampshade and the pain killers, he's a little confused about life in general. After banging EVERY possible wall, he gave up and decided he would just stand in one spot. He won't even attempt to walk around the house with it on... its like an indoor stakeout. Take if off, put him in whatever room you want him in, put it back on and he won't move until you repeat the process. Poor baby.

    This is the fractured portion they removed from his elbow.



    This is the final step in total recovery from the shoulder/elbow injury he suffered last fall at a field trial. 12 weeks down, 6-8 to go.

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    Poor baby. I hope he heals quickly. Those lampshade collars cause lameness- that's a known side effect.
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    Poor dog! How did he do it Shayne? Was it a fall or a twist of some sort?
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    Hope he feels better, the poor bastid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Poor dog! How did he do it Shayne? Was it a fall or a twist of some sort?
    Going for the flyer in an Amateur, hit a rock/hole/stump/something and rolled about 3 times. Got up, pinned the mark. Sent for short retired, went out a little slow and came back limping like he had a sticker. I checked his pad, he put the foot down solid, sent for final bird, came back on 3 wheels. Poor dog had a torn shoulder and broken elbow and still hammered the test! Quick visit to Dr. Schrader at the Open for an onsite exam and quick phone call to Dr. Aycock, who was chasing cocks in SoDak, confirmed that this is probably no bueno.

    Dr Ed referred me to Dr Radasch (who just did Chef's TPLO). Additional props to Dr Ed for diagnosing everything before the specialist got a chance to diagnose it. If i could have gotten Ed to scope his elbow, we would have saved a lot of money, but he gave me some jargon about certifications and specialties and some crap like that. I was more interested in his cute vet techs than whatever he was saying, so i didn't catch it all.

    Dr Ed has helped me through multiple dog difficulties over the years and i can't say enough good about him for that. He's a gifted vet and a great friend. This is twice he has helped Boogie and once he correctly diagnosed something a specialty/ER clinic screwed up. He's like the House of the dog world... only crankier.

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    Wow, what an ordeal. Heres hoping for a quick and full recovery.
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    Charlie had almost the same operation....avulsion of the medial whatever. Took out a chip of bone about a half inch in length. Tacked the tendon on to another portion of the leg.

    He didn't need a lampshade. By the time the pain meds were stopped, he was used to the bandage and left it alone. Bandage came off in a week.

    You'll be happy to know....that was on Jan 7 and he's under no restrictions and has no hitch in his "git along."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne Mehringer View Post
    Dr Ed has helped me through multiple dog difficulties over the years and i can't say enough good about him for that. He's a gifted vet and a great friend. This is twice he has helped Boogie and once he correctly diagnosed something a specialty/ER clinic screwed up. He's like the House of the dog world... only crankier.
    I'd have to agree with you about Dr. Ed. He helped me through a tick ordeal, and due to his recommendations and protocol, sound and practical advise, not only did I save myself some $$$ regrading testing, I haven't had a re-occurrence. (knock on wood). And that was just a phone consult. He goes out of his way to help dog owners and FTers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    ....avulsion of the medial whatever.
    commonly referred to as a fragmented (or ununited) coronoid process or FCP

    FCPs can be traumatic or they can be one component of elbow dysplasia

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    That is a big chunk that fractured. Much larger than I expected. No wonder it hurt!
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