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Sorry to hog the common room

but I just wanted to tell you that it's a bit more serious than we first thought. Sparky has a dislocated hip and the vet is very concerned about it. He has put it back in place but she has to be bandaged up for the next 2 weeks and checked over constantly. She can't go out with the bike for a long time, at least until she is able to run again.

I am absolutely gutted. I can't stop crying.

Crystal xx

Posted at 17th Dec 2007 - 01:18PM   Posted by Crystal Jigsaw   Sorry to hog the common room Comments: 18

Poor Sparky. Sending her some get better vibes. xx

Posted by: Mrsj on 17th Dec 2007 at 01:30PM

Cait's Avatar Don't worry Crystal, she'll be fine. I had a cat with a broken pelvis once, she was meant to stay in a box and not move. She broke out, lived normally and recovered anyway. I'll send some vibes to Sparky too.

Posted by: Cait on 17th Dec 2007 at 01:32PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Thank you so much. It's not easy trying to tell Amy about these things but we now have no choice.

The farmer picks her up at 5.30 today so we should know more then.

Crystal xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 17th Dec 2007 at 01:34PM

Poor Sparky and poor Farmer. These things do happen.
And don't mean to sound morbid but it could have been worse my friend.

I had exactly same with a cat many years ago-like Cait-it was amazing how quickly he recovered-would take us humans weeks! He was up and about in a week, all be it a little fragile.

I am sure you will be able to explain to Amy about being gentle and kind with Sparky-she will look after her.

Big hug from us

Posted by: Country Craft Angel on 17th Dec 2007 at 01:42PM

Ivy's Avatar I knew a puppy once who broke her hip had two major ops had to stay confined to her box for some time and just had a set of lovely babies herself. She even won a contest as best Parson Jack Russell Terrier 5 months after her op so obviously did recover well.
I know it's a nasty shock to all of you so Bach flowers for the whole family! Big hug to all of you

Posted by: Ivy on 17th Dec 2007 at 02:20PM

Hope it works out ok CJ, one of my cats was born with hip dysplasia and her legs were on back to front! Shes a bit weak around the hips too, but animals amaze me with how remarkable they are adapting to problems. Big hugs, and lots of positive thoughts wending there way to you!

Posted by: ZoŽ on 17th Dec 2007 at 02:47PM

Withy Brook's Avatar The thought of it all is obviously overwhelming but like the others, I am sure you will find that she recovers more quickly than you expect. The vets tend to paint the worst pictures to make sure that you follow his advice. She will know herself what she can do when. Amy will understand and care for her, I am sure.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Dec 2007 at 03:28PM

Mountainear's Avatar Try not to worry too much and tackle each stage as it comes. As I said before, she's young, fit and healthy and has got a good loving home and the most excellent nurse at her beck and call - YOU!

Let us know more when she gets home. Good vibes coming your way for you all.

Posted by: Mountainear on 17th Dec 2007 at 03:43PM

Poor CJ What a rotten thing to happen. But as everyone is saying it is amazing how animals cope.

Our Border Collie is now 13 and his back end is going, muscles wasting away so movement is difficult. But will he give up? Never!

Your Sparky will be the same

Posted by: Miss penelope on 17th Dec 2007 at 04:03PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Crystal I am so sorry. Animals are amazing as everyone says and she will recover. Poor Farmer too I bet he is now feeling even worse.

My dog Penny dislocated her front leg - ran out into the road and got hit by a car. She was fine very quickly.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th Dec 2007 at 05:51PM

Muddyboots's Avatar poor sparky AND farmer............. we all seem to be having problems with poorly dogs at the moment!

Posted by: Muddyboots on 17th Dec 2007 at 06:08PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar So sorry to hear your news, Crystal. Still, dogs are very resilient and she will get better. Thinking of you.

LBD xx

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 17th Dec 2007 at 06:52PM

Grouse's Avatar At least she might have a bit of respect for the quad from now on- and that might end up being a life-saver, so look on the bright side: she IS still with you!

Posted by: Grouse on 17th Dec 2007 at 07:18PM

Am sending Sparly some healing reiki and purple hugs x

Posted by: Casdok on 17th Dec 2007 at 08:35PM

Cowgirl's Avatar Ohh, so sorry to hear this about poor old Sparky. You must be beside yourself - so hard to see your precious pets hurt, you just want to kiss them all better. Sending prayers to you and Sparky, and lots of hugs and well wishes.

Posted by: Cowgirl on 17th Dec 2007 at 08:48PM

Frances's Avatar Sparky is getting get well wishes from all over the world.

I say to you Crystal, pass along these upbeat wishes to that pup, and keep yourself thinking about celebrating this time of the year. It is our traditional time to let light rise as the night's darkness lengthens.


Posted by: Frances on 18th Dec 2007 at 02:04AM

Camilla's Avatar So sorry to hear this Crystal, you must be so worried, poor Sparky. I used to have a cat who when she was the age of 15 got run over by a car, she had broken pelvis and split splein, had to be kept in a cage for 6 weeks. She made a full recovery and lived to the ripe old age of 25.

Sending you lots of love and hugs Crystal, and sending healing vibes for Sparky for a good recovery.

Love and Hugs,

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Dec 2007 at 02:38AM

Faith's Avatar Just seen this Crystal - very sorry, poor Sparky. Healing purple vibes from me and Yorkie.

Posted by: Faith on 18th Dec 2007 at 07:57AM

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