Days 5-7 after TPLO surgery.

Day #5: Maisie is slowly improving but still can hardly put any weight on her left hind leg. She still needs to be confined whenever she’s not on her toilet breaks (5-10min)… which is very tough for her as she is easily excitable.  Sometimes she’d do a quick sprint after her toilet break. Here are some pics of the bruising […]

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Maisie: Day 3 & 4 post op TPLO surgery

Maisie still didn’t want to put any weight on her leg. Bruising is getting darker now. She is not allowed to get excited or be active (will be like this for the next 2 months). We take her out to the garden to do her business a few times each day – not exceeding 10 minutes each time. Then it’s back inside to rest and put ice pack on her leg.  Some photos from day 3. And here are some photos from Day 4….

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Maisie: Day 2 after her TPLO surgery

Have to put ice pack on and around the surgery site for the first 3 days.  3-4 times a day.  Grateful that I am able to work from home… make things easier for Maisie’s recovery.   Most people say she might not do a number 2 for the first 4-5 days but she did it on her 2nd day.  She still can’t put any weight on the leg though.   Resting at night.  She went out to do her business a total of 6 times today… at around 5-10 minutes each time.  

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Maisie’s TPLO Surgery

We took Maisie in for her TPLO (tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) surgery on Tuesday 20th of March.  Her procedure was later that afternoon.  The photo below was taken that morning when I told her I couldn’t give her breakfast as she needs to be on fasting. This is the last photo we took before we had to leave her at the vet.  Definitely wasn’t easy and felt weird when we got home and Maisie wasn’t at the door to greet us.  Nathaniel was very sad when we came home from school that day without Maisie. 21st March 2018:  This is an x-ray for the surgery that was done on Maisie’s left hind leg.  We picked her up from the vet at around 6pm. Some photos of Maisie when we got home from the vet.  She was in a bit of pain as she didn’t finish her dinner at her normal pace.  She actually stopped eating for a good 10 minutes before finishing the rest.  That’s a first for her in the 8.5 years we’ve had her… she normally gulps down her food. Closer look at the cut.  She’ll be on recovery mode the next 2- 3 months.  For the next 1-2 weeks she’s not allowed to do much besides going outside to do her business.  Can’t run, can’t go on steps, not allowed to get excited and jump, etc… Sleepy girl… She had to wear the “cone of shame” to make sure […]

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Canon EF 35mm f1.4L lens

I bought this lens second hand a few years ago at a good price and remember using it quite a bit back then.  Fast forward a few years – I think I’ve only used this lens one or twice a year in the last few years so have decided to use it again for all my photos the last couple of weekend. Enjoying the simplicity of a fast prime 🙂  

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