Thursday, 11 July 2013
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Friday, 21 June 2013
SDFT Injury update!
Just thought me would let you all know how me has been getting on with my leg.
Me was doing super well until a few weeks ago when me had a close call coz me did a dare devil stunt & jumped onto the back of the sofa (which is turned round to stop me getting on) Me did jump higher than me ever has before with no run up & me did pull my leg :( Mum rang my Surgeon & he did say me should have some tissue repair & that it should settle again just adding another 7 days to my recovery ;( ...least me didn't reluxate it again coz me was dreading yet another operashun!!!
Me finally got rid of the cone of shame but my rotten allergies flared up as soon as it was off & me did start scratching my face again causing me to get an ear infecshun :( :( :( The Vet man gave me some magic eardrops & me is feeling much better now!
My leg is now better according to Me but according to the Hoomans me still has a good few weeks of resting & taking it easy to go ;( #Phooey
Me needs to start building some strength back up in my leg now after 2 months of rest but coz me is sooooooo excited to finally see further than the front gate me do pull like a cart horse on the lead which Hoomans say is no good as me could hurt my leg again.
Me has a Halti, a Gentle leader & a Canny Collar (me will be writing a separate post about these gadgets at some point) they don't work for me as me has worked out how to get round each one in different way coz me is a super clever woofer!!! :D They also not good for my face coz me has wrong shape face for them really & when my face is sore they add to the problem by rubbing my sores :(
Mum spotted a brand new gadget called the Thunderleash from the makers of Thundershirt & as it fits around the chest instead of the face she decided to order one for me.... they offer a money back guarantee so it's got to be worth a try!!! Me will be testing it as soon as it arrives from the U.S.A & me will let you all know how it goes! #PawsCrossed it will work so me can start going on decent & calm walks over the next few months meaning me can get my leg in tip top condition & be a step closer to my perfect self again ;)
In other news me has opened a new Poll which me would like you all to vote on...you can find it at the top of the Home Page :)
Chow for now!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Hey there pals!Me thought me would update you a bit with whats happening with my poorly leg....
So me had to have a 2nd operashun on my ankle coz me did kick up after pooping & this ruptured my ankle again ;( Me did have to spend the night again but me now has a fan club at Northwest Surgeons so me got lots of attenshun :)
Me did have the operashun & this time me got a splint & blue cast on my leg!
Me came home the next afternoon & was supposed to have a cast & splint change every 7 days but me being me needed one sooner!!! Me went to my own Vets & had to be sedated coz there is no chance me do be able to stay still & calm enuff for them to do it without :( Hoomans had quite a hard time just getting me to the car & into the Vets because me was super excited with 5 days worth of energy stored up! Me was allowed to come home the same afternoon & me had a super stylish cow print cast on to replace my blue one :) Mum said it looked like a Dalmashuns leg :D
Me has managed to find a way to reach my cast now when me is standing up,sitting down & lying down even with the biggest size con available & even though me is under 24/7 watch from the Hoomans, me still manage to get a sneaky quick chew of it in every once in a while meaning there is no way me can be left alone for even a few minutes :(
Mum has been searching the Internet for solutions to this problem but gadgets such as the comfy cone & inflatable cones will not work for me as me has super long legs & me is fantastically flexible & determined! Mum says me may have to wear a basket type muzzle with a lick guard on the end as nothing else seems to work :( Me and my Twitter pal Ronnie came up with the genius idea of a #ConeOfBones aka #BoneCone whereby milky bones are hung from the cone on strings like an Australian hat :D
The Cow print cast only lasted a few days coz it was rubbing my leg & making it sore so me went for another sedation & cast change & ended up with a Leopard Print cast :D Me was super drowsy so got to have some cone free time :)
This cast was much better & me was walking nicely on it but needed another new one yesterday so they could take my stitches out & check on my sores ... Me had yet another sedation & came out wearing a cool Camouflage Print cast :) :) :)
So thats it up to today & its all been very boring just keeping calm & having the Hoomans watch me 24/7 ;( Me hasn't been able to do any good stuff like steal tea towels or socks & me fed up of rest,rest & more rest & hearing the words #NoBronsonNo ;( The Hoomans say its been a very stressful & difficult time & they have had to watch me like hawks seen as though nothing stops me reaching my cast ( #ContortionistBronson ). We have all been camping in the living room & they have even turned the sofas round as isn't allowed on them & putting stuff on them wasn't going to stop me jumping on um :D
On Tuesday next week me is going back to see my Surgeon at the Specialists so he can check on my progress & maybe decide if me can increase the amount of time me can have walking about :)
Me will let you all know how me does get on :)
Chow for now!Bronse x
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Update on my leg injury
As some of my pals may know me did injury my leg whilst me was off my lead for the 1st time :(
Me will tell you about what happened in the week following that injury & how me is shaping up now just under 2 weeks later!
So me went to the Vets and they did suspect me had just sprained my leg as me was still putting weight on it in between hops, so me was given an injecshun of Metacam & given some Metacam tablets to take home for the pain. Unfortunately the Metacam didn't agree with me & me had blood in my poop :/ Mum was put on poop watch & Dad went to collect some different pain killers from the Vets. By the next evening my poop was normal again & Hoomans were so happy as it was very worrying not to mention unpleasant doing extreme poop watch! Me was glad me could do my business in private too :D
After a couple of days resting it was clear my leg was swelling more & me was using it less so me was booked in for X-rays at my Vets & as me also has a lump in my ear the Vet said they would take a sample of that whilst me was under sedation.
Here are my legs...my right one is swollen right up :(
Me was dropped off in the morning & home by tea time & the Vet said he was going to send X-rays to a specialists coz although he couldn't spot anything broken or torn he suspected something wasn't quite right.
By Monday me was getting booked in for appointment at the specialists as he did think it was torn somewhere in my ankle :(
Me & hoomans went to specialists super early on Tuesday morning & me did be weally good whilst the specialist did feel my leg trying to see if it popped out of place, Mum & Dad mentioned they heard a popping sound just before me started hopping after putting weight on the leg but that they couldn't tell if the sound was coming from my leg or if me was making it with my mouth! He took me to meet another surgeon to have a quick check look at me & he did hear it pop too so said me would need an operashun as me had damaged my Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon :( (here is a link to a site that explains much better than me can! - but be warned don't watch the videos if you are squeamish! - http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/ortho_SDFT_luxation.htm )
Me hadn't had any food the night before in case me needed surgery so me was booked in that morning & hoomans had to leave me there on my own :( Me wasn't bothered though as me was loving all the new smells & people to bug :D By the afternoon me had a repair on my medial retinaculum done & specialist did say me was allowed home the following morning if me did have a good night.
Hoomans were allowed to bring me home the next morning :)
Me in the car with the dreaded cone of shame ;(
Me is now under strict instrucshuns not to jump,walk anywhere off the lead,climb on sofas or go upstairs #SpoilSports :( For those who know me you will know that this is going to be super difficult as me is always on the move & up to no good & to make it worse me has to wear a stoopid cone of shame round my bonce to stop me licking my leg ;( Me has shaved spots on my neck,front leg,back leg & me even has a diamond shaved on my bum! #Wude
My leg & diamond bum :D
Me had a good evening & did eat some food, do my business & me is bright eyed this morning but cheesed off with the cone! Mum is looking into getting an inflatable buster collar as me is supposed to wear a cone for a long time & me keep getting stuck in doorway & on table etc :(
Hopefully if me can keep calm long enuff for my leg to heal well me should be as good as new in a few months :)
So all me has to do now is visit my Vets for round 4 of my immunotherapy injeshuns next Friday where me can see if my stitches are OK to be taken out at the same time & then me has to go back to specialists in 4 weeks for a check up on my leg & hopefully will be able to start increasing my activity! In the meantime me will be mostly doing this......
Me & my hoomans would like to thank everyone at Northwest Surgeons for taking care of me, espeshully my super surgeon Ben Keeley BVM&S CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Surgery (Orthopaedics) :) What a clever, pawsome hooman & quite handsome to boot! ... not as handsome as me of course ;)
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Woof! Woof!So yesterday my Dad's friend did ring up & ask if him & me wanted to meet up at a local park - Towneley Hall - http://www.burnley.gov.uk/towneley/
Due to the fact me suffered from pesky mites for so long missed out on all the stuff normal pups get to do such as meeting other woofers & playing with them :( Me wasn't allowed near other woofers as me was super contagious so me never got to learn proper manners etc!
The little bits wot me did learn were from puppy playgroup when me was tiny & me not mixed with woofers since then & me is a big boy now & get a bit over excited when me do see other woofers on my walks :/
Mum said this would be a good opportunity for me to learn some new skills & also make a new pal!
The plan was for me & Dad to walk from our house to the park & meet them there....this way me would be a bit tired by the time we got there so less likely to jump around like a lunatic :D
Me did meet up with my new pal Gunner, and me did love him right away :) Me was a bit silly at first but after we both had a good sniff of each other we did walk nicely round the grounds of the hall. Dads mate even brought his little girl along for the walk & me was super well behaved with her me didn't jump up at all so Dad phoned Mum and asked if me was allowed off the lead on the big field!?! Mum reluctantly said yes & that's when the real fun began!
Me did play on the field with Gunner for ages & we did play so nicely together & me enjoyed showing Dad how fast me could run off the lead & me did really tire myself out :D Then disaster struck! Me did have some sort of collision with me pal Gunner & me hurt my leg :(
Me started limping so Dads mate did bring me home in the car...The Vet did say to rest & me has to go & see um if it gets worse :( Me managed to get upstairs & jump in & out of the bath & made it back downstairs fine but me was still limping so Mum made me go to bed some rest!
Such rotten luck & a shame coz Dad says me did a good job & that me was much better behaved than he thought me was going to be!
As soon as my leg be better me is going to meet up with my new pal Gunner again coz we both did have a weally good time!
Chow for now!