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    I spoke to the surgeon last night. Seems it is rare for pivotal shift to happen so they aren't sure how best to handle it.
    I have been beating myself it was something I did so been paranoid I would keep doing it.I have goggled and couldn't find anything on it, so not having any information had me doubting myself even more.

    The surgeon has been beating herself up as she thinks it is something she did so went back through the xrays and measurements and all seems good.

    I asked if it may have been the fall she had the day I picked her up or something I did. She said no, and if anyone was to blame blame her. I don't want to blame anyone. She said the other one it has happened to is a Police dog, was done by David a specialist ortho vet at my clinic and was kept at Massey vet teaching hospital while healing. Said I had given Tess as good if not better care so not that. Made me feel better.

    David is away for 2 weeks and she has been through his notes and can't find anything on it. Massey and my vet decided put wire in the other dogs leg yesterday and if this works they will do it on Tess. This dog is 12 weeks and has a lot more atropy in the leg, so they are expecting Tessa's to as well no matter how much I try and build the muscle.
    They won't know for 2 weeks and by then David will be back.

    Katherine said she can't stop thinking about it and Tess. Said there is something about Tess she adores and needs to get her right. Poor thing I wanted to hug her and say it will be fine.
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    Poor Tess! Hang in there, it's so hard to see them go through things and hard not to question whether or not you do right by them. I'm sending good thoughts your way that what they decide will work for Tess and work well.
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    Prayers here Chris! Glad it isn't all on your shoulders - knew you did everything you could!

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    Poor girl. It's clear you did everything you could. Good thoughts for Tessa.

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    This is so tough, Chris. When things go wrong, everyone involved with the care of the patient does the very best they can to make things better. To make things right again. And sometimes? You just can't make things right again.

    I hope there is a reasonable way out of this nightmare for you and Tess. I hope she can just become a couch potato and police Ernie from the sidelines!

    I'll be following...

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    Oh Chris, you did everything for her. It sounds like they will make it right. Poor Tess, she is such a sweetheart. Continued prayers.

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    Sending prayers and good thoughts for Tessa. Hang in there, Chris.
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    Gina I got some rolls from the inside of fabric and thought of placing them for her to walk over instead of the ladder. Physio said see how we go and do it at 12 weeks. Surgeon said to prepare myself for surgery so might just do one or 2 to see if it helps before then.

    When did you use the ladder?.

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    Continued prayers and good thoughts for Tess and for you, Chris.
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    Continued good thoughts for Tess. Keep us updated
    May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am

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