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    My stomach dropped when I read this… first of all I'm so very sorry. I have no idea on leg/ACL surgeries, I agree that taking the leg sounds extreme… maybe getting a second opinion isn't a bad idea. If that has to be done it will be okay… I have a dear friend who had a three-legged dog named Charlie, and let me tell you he lived a VERY happy life. He ran faster than ANY dog we knew, and his favorite thing to do was play catch. Dogs live in the moment… they have the ability to enjoy WHAT they have and not worry themselves with what they don't.

    Don't EVER say you are a bad MOM… a bad MOM would let her dog suffer needlessly w/out surgeries or meds. You are doing the BEST you can in this situation… it's going to be okay, and we are here for you no matter what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengardradar View Post
    I don't feel comfortable using ace but what else do I do? I have to keep him calm
    Ruckus once had a nasty cough that was making him vomit, the vet gave me a narcotic painkiller to sedate him for a few days so he wouldn't cough and the antibiotic could do its job. I'm at work right now and don't remember what it was called, but I can look when I get home. It might help for him to have something like this so he can recover and just nap the days away and not pop another screw loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    Ruckus once had a nasty cough that was making him vomit, the vet gave me a narcotic painkiller to sedate him for a few days so he wouldn't cough and the antibiotic could do its job. I'm at work right now and don't remember what it was called, but I can look when I get home. It might help for him to have something like this so he can recover and just nap the days away and not pop another screw loose.
    That would be awesome thank you for looking
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    I am so sorry I felt this way for days after Effie fractured her growth plate. I just knew that somehow it was my fault. It's hard not to feel that way. But, please don't beat yourself up! I can let you know that Effie is on Ace right now. She's been on 2 doses of it daily for the last 3 weeks. I absolutely hated the idea of having to sedate her (she's 6 months old). But, in all honestly, even the Ace is not keeping her calm. She has to be crated 90% of the time until she heals, because even on the Ace- she wants to run around and play. Now, that could just be because she's so young. You may have a different experience. Our vet had us start on the lowest dosage possible and then work our way up based on her reaction. We're at the highest dosage prescribed right now, and Effie would still rather play than sleep. If your bully has already had the respiratory surgeries I really wouldn't be too concerned. It won't be as bad as you think. And just keep reminding yourself that it's not permanent, and that you're doing what you have to do to keep your baby calm.
    Again, I am so sorry. Good luck to both you and your puppy. Hopefully 3rd time is a charm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by betterxthanxnew View Post
    I am so sorry I felt this way for days after Effie fractured her growth plate. I just knew that somehow it was my fault. It's hard not to feel that way. But, please don't beat yourself up! I can let you know that Effie is on Ace right now. She's been on 2 doses of it daily for the last 3 weeks. I absolutely hated the idea of having to sedate her (she's 6 months old). But, in all honestly, even the Ace is not keeping her calm. She has to be crated 90% of the time until she heals, because even on the Ace- she wants to run around and play. Now, that could just be because she's so young. You may have a different experience. Our vet had us start on the lowest dosage possible and then work our way up based on her reaction. We're at the highest dosage prescribed right now, and Effie would still rather play than sleep. If your bully has already had the respiratory surgeries I really wouldn't be too concerned. It won't be as bad as you think. And just keep reminding yourself that it's not permanent, and that you're doing what you have to do to keep your baby calm.
    Again, I am so sorry. Good luck to both you and your puppy. Hopefully 3rd time is a charm!
    This makes me feel a little bit better about using ACE Radar is lazy, I have been giving it to him and for a few days and we seem to be good at a little less then the lowest dose.

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    poor baby get better soon!!
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    Dont ever think your a terrible Mom, your doing everything possible for Radar. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers that this time it works and Radar heals perfectly!!

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    You are a Wonderful Mom, caring and loving your Bully Baby. I Pray all goes Wonderful with your Sweetness Radar.

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    Just checking in on you and on Radar. How are you both doing? @bengardradar

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Just checking in on you and on Radar. How are you both doing? @bengardradar
    Radar is having surgery again today -- they had to get that screw out of there. I am at work trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of him going under again. I like IVRC cause the tech calls when the process starts and then the surgeon calls when done so I only have to be truly freaked out for a shorter time frame then not knowing when it will happen and be worried till I hear from someone. My husband and I have been calling and researching knee braces for him since yesterday morning and I think we have found 2 good options waiting to talk to doc after surgery for his thoughts on all the information that I faxed him this morning, so hopefully he will be on board and we can get the cast made to send in to get the process started. We are both stressed, worried and doing the best we can, we try not to beat ourselves up but its hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengardradar View Post
    Radar is having surgery again today -- they had to get that screw out of there. I am at work trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of him going under again. I like IVRC cause the tech calls when the process starts and then the surgeon calls when done so I only have to be truly freaked out for a shorter time frame then not knowing when it will happen and be worried till I hear from someone. My husband and I have been calling and researching knee braces for him since yesterday morning and I think we have found 2 good options waiting to talk to doc after surgery for his thoughts on all the information that I faxed him this morning, so hopefully he will be on board and we can get the cast made to send in to get the process started. We are both stressed, worried and doing the best we can, we try not to beat ourselves up but its hard

    I am praying for a smooth surgery! May this be it, the last one, and may he heal 100% - come on Radar we're all pulling for you!

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    Radar is out of surgery they redid his screws and plate and also did the other acl procedure -- we are going to order a brace for him. Doc made me feel so much better, assuring me that it was just Sh*t A** luck that we are going through this. I am going to leave him at the clinic for a few days so he they can monitor him and he can get 24/7 care

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