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    DefaultDuke knew something was not right this morning

    Any change in routine upsets Duke. This morning I had to drop Freckles off for his knee repair surgery so no breakfast for Freckles. I kept Frekles in the bedroom with me while Liz fed Duke then picked up the food bowls.
    Freckles just went once to look for his food and not finding any he just sorta shrugged it off.
    Liz always stays at the table to finish reading the paper when I head to the bedroom to get ready for work. At this point Freckles always follows me and Duke remains with Liz.
    By eating alone Duke knew something was not right and this morning Liz said that Duke waited just a second after Freckles and I left then he followed us to the bedroom. Not sure what he was thinking but he knew things were different. You could see the concern on his face.
    Frerckles will have his operation about 10 this morning and barring any complications I should be able to pick him up after work.
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    Hope all goes well! Thinking of you today and praying for a speedy recovery.
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    Yup, good thoughts for Freckles! That Duke is a shmartie!


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    Duke was probably nervous and worrying about who was going to the vet

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    Good thoughts for Freckles today!!
    What type of surgery did you end up going with?

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    What type of surgery did you end up going with?
    My Vet and the ortho specialist both recommended going with the conventional technique for Freckles. They thought the TPLO was not required in this case. Recovery should be reduced to six weeks. Freckles loves his crate and because of his age, 8+, keeping him "quiet" may be easier. No trips to the dog park for sure.

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    Good thoughts for Freckles! Duke is such a smart boy

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    Hope all goes well.prayers and good thoughts for Freckles.

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    That's great...I think the traditional was a good choice for Freckles. TPLO may have been overkill in his case.
    If my Java was older, like Freckles, I might have chosen traditional repair also.
    I'm a little confused/mystified though...recovery from a traditional at 6 weeks??? Full recovery from a traditional takes 6 months-1 year. The repair is still extremely fragile at the 6 week mark because scar tissue has not had enough time to form to stabilize the knee. I know people whose traditional repair has failed at 3 months out.
    I'd be questioning that....

    Good Luck...I hope the surgery goes well. Please keep us posted.
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    My Vet and the ortho specialist both recommended going with the conventional technique for Freckles. They thought the TPLO was not required in this case. Recovery should be reduced to six weeks. Freckles loves his crate and because of his age, 8+, keeping him "quiet" may be easier. No trips to the dog park for sure.

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    Continued good thoughts.
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