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You know I have been limping recently, well, I had a trip to my vets and he has diagnosed me with a "Luxating Patella". (The patella, or knee cap, should be located in the centre of the knee joint. The term "luxating" means out of place or dislocated. Therefore, a luxating patella is a knee cap that moves out of its normal location.)
I have an appointment in Bristol on Monday 23rd May with my Orthopaedic Surgeon
at 9am for him to examine me and decide what to do. My Vet thinks it will require surgery as it is quite bad and in both knees.
I have just come back from hydrotherapy which I am continuing with. I am now on the tread mill also to help with my knees. One good thing though is that my vet has examined my hips and said that there has been a great improvement. We are now hoping that a complete hip replacement will not be necessary if things keep going as they are. We are postponing a re-examination of my hips with my Orthopaedic Surgeon which was to be when I reached 18 months now untill I am 2 years old, just to give me more time to develop and strengthen the bones and muscles.
I will let you know what happens next Monday with regard to my new knee problem.
Today is Casper Bears' GOTCHA DAY!! (that's me). I was born on 9th March 2010 and was collected by my Mum & Dad & sister Megan on May 1st 2010 and brought home to my loving FOREVER HOME.
Celebrate with me today, my very 1st Gotcha Day!
Mum is making me a roast beef dinner bol ( I wish!) and we are going to go out for a short walk, not a long one because my hips are still quite bad and I am limping still but we are still going to try as I need to get some fresh air.