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post #1 of 37 Old 11-18-2010, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rosie and her surgery (prayers please)

Rosie's surgery is scheduled for 1:00 today. She came up lame this morning in the opposite leg of the one she's having operated on. My poor girl is going through so much right now, and I can only do so much for her. Farrier yesterday, and vet today...and I'm a nervous wreck! Could you guys please say a little prayer that she makes it through everything ok?

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post #2 of 37 Old 11-18-2010, 09:12 AM
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Charli, you and Rosie will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

Please keep us posted on her recovery.
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Thinking of you and Rosie!
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post #4 of 37 Old 11-18-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! What is scaring me so bad is that she'll lay down after this surgery and she won't be able to get back up on her own. Didn't sleep last night and have been crying since I went out to feed this morning. Thought about taking some bute out there, but didn't want to risk it with her surgery scheduled for today.

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post #5 of 37 Old 11-18-2010, 09:52 AM
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Charli, can you have a sling rigged for her? That way, the weight will be off her injured leg and she won't have a need to lie down.
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I probably can. I'm just going to have to put up some extra support at the top of the stall. The BO drives a big truck that has heavy duty material stuff instead of a hard box. He hauls heavy equipment. I know he has some extra in the back of the barn. My biggest problem is getting the help to rig it. With the cracked rib and the pinched nerve in my back, I'm not exactly up to climbing a ladder and hoisting 2 rail-road ties up. DH is on his way back from FL...but won't be home until at least 9 tonight. I know of one guy that can come help, but he's in his 60's and I don't want him getting hurt too. If it comes right down to it though, and the vet is willing to help, I can call him to come out and have the two of them do it.

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You both are in my prayers! Good luck with the surgery!
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If Jeff was home, I know he would come and help. Unfortunately, he will be home even later than I will be. Any idea why she came up lame? Poor Rosie...that's a lot to deal with in one day. Try not to worry too much. But I know it's hard. Especially since Rosie is such a sweet girl.
I'll call you this evening to see how everything went.
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Hope all goes well!

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post #10 of 37 Old 11-19-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the well wishes guys, and I'm sorry about taking so long to get back on here, but I've been going back and forth to the barn every couple of hours.

Her surgery went well. When he looked at it before he operated, he thought he would be able to peel back the skin from the tumor to have more to sew together. When he got into it though, he had to take skin and all; and it did have blood vessels. Rosie did really really well though. He was able to get her down on the side that she needed to be on, and I found out that she snores rather loudly when she's sleeping...LOL. He had just finished sewing her up when she started coming out of the anesthesia. I have to give her bute twice a day; put antibiotic powder on it twice a day; and give her antibiotic in her evening feed.

I've taken her on 3 real short walks today...Maybe 50 feet out of the barn. The first time was about 75, and it started seeping so I knocked it down the last couple of times. She is REALLY enjoying the grass and sun when I take her out of her stall though. Poor Rook just stands outside the barn right by her stall.

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