Here’s a story I thought you would enjoy about an old lady with an arthritic knee. A few weeks ago our sweet Lucy (my favorite pooch) injured her knee. She will be 12 years old next month and pretty much a senior citizen but in good health.
Our vet determined she did not tear her ACL and does not require surgery. Three years ago almost to the day she tore her other ACL and required major surgery and quite honestly we didn’t think she was going to make it. The poor girl ended up at the vet for a month because the pain medication made her so sick she developed stomach ulcers.
To keep her comfortable my wife decided along with our vets to take a holistic approach. This includes a daily cocktail of supplements for her joints, weekly injections, shock wave therapy on her knee, weekly adjustments by a chiropractor and next week she starts water therapy.
Her pain seems to be controlled for the most part, she’s happy and otherwise doing well. The point of the story is surgery is not always the answer.
I understand for most people making a decision to have surgery is not an easy one. Don’t be afraid to discuss your concerns with me and it’s okay to make a second appointment to revisit your options!
Questions or comments? I would love to hear from you!
PS: When Robin and I were ring shopping she announced to the jeweler she didn’t want a ring, she wanted another dog. I assured the jeweler she would be getting an engagement ring and not an engagement puppy. I finally caved and gave her Lucy for our second year anniversary present!
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