November 14, 2009

Little Stories From The Past - Diamond

Hi - Parker's Mommy here, When we adopted Diamond we did not know that he had a Luxating Patella. We learned a lot about it after we found out poor Diamond had one.
He starting showing symptoms early in 2004 (he was almost 2 years old). When we would walk Diamond he would go lame in his right leg. After a visit to the VET and X-rays, we took him to Mission Med Vet to have a consultation. It was clear from the X-ray that Diamond had to have surgery. So that's what we did. Diamond was less than thrilled. We worried that he would be a bad patient, but that wasn't the case. Diamond was a very good patient and his recovery time was fast! We gave him pain patches and he loved to take his medicine because they were wrapped in treats! We also learned that it's probably a good idea to have pet insurance when you adopt because surgeries are very expensive!
Diamonds fur grew back in no time, but we did call him "turkey leg" for a little while. He didn't like that very much. We even got him his own bear to sleep with because he had to sleep in a crate for 2 weeks after the surgery to keep him from walking around at night. Daddy had to carry him outside to use the bathroom because the doctor said he could not use the steps.

I'm happy to say that Diamond has never had any problems with his leg since the surgery. And we are very, very grateful about that!

19 comments:

Furkidsmom said...

We're glad Diamond's surgery was successful and that he doesn't have any more problems. He looks so sad in those pictures.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cory said...

Grete here! Diamond, having gone through 2 elbow surguries myself...I know how it is. But we were both so lucky to find forever homes where there was no hesitation to get us the medical care we needed to go forth and play play play painfree.

Tail wags and squeaks (that's my ball), Grete

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so glad you have made a full recovery and are painfree!! You have very good hoomins to take such excellent care of you.

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy that Diamond has done so well and has not had any more problems!

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY for Diamond!!!!!! We're so happy to hear there have been no more problems
xxxxxx

Busby and Raymond said...

Diamond looks like a very nice doggie and we are glad that his surgery was a success. He would be a good woofie to take a nap on.


Purrs, Busby and Ray

Cindy said...

What a nice pup! I'm glad everything has turned out ok
cindy

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Wonderful story...turkey leg!

Alasandra said...

Hi Turkey Leg er we mean Diamond. But we thinks Turkey Legs are purrfectly wonderful and you are too. So glad the surgery took care of everything and you are all well now. We wants to add that people should read the fine print when getting pet insurance as some do not cover pre-existing conditions or hereditary conditions (known problems in a breed). A pet savings account is a good idea if you can not find an insurance policy to suit you. ~S,S,C & F

Christine and FAZ said...

My goodness. We are pleased to hear Diamond is all okay now. FAZ

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Diamond Doggie we are sorry you went through that but we are glad you are better now. You came to the right home because they were willing to give you the care you needed.
You were a good patient, even putting up with the "Turkey Leg" stuff!

Forty Paws said...

Yay for Diamond being a good patient and we're glad that his leg is all better!

Luf, Us

Angel and Kirby said...

Diamond is a lucky woolfie to have such a loving family!

Pablo said...

Hee hee, turkey leg! Best not to say that to Diamond around Thanksgiving! Bet Diamond's glad that he found such an awesome forever home.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOO HOO!

A Diamond Day post!

Sadie Day AND Diamond Day!

I'm a happy woofie!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Derby said...

Turkey Leg, sheesh, what a nickname. Glad your furs grew back fast that you have a good leg to stand on now Diamond.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Turley Leg... hehehehe.

We are glad Diamond haz not had any more problems, too.

Eric and Flynn said...

Haha, Turkey Leg! We can see the similarity. We are glad Diamond's surgery was successful and his fur grew so he got his dog leg back.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Hooray fer Diamond!

Actally, we dint even know we cats and dogs HAD kneecaps! The Big Thing looked at the big posters of cat an dog anatomy at the vet's when LC hadda go there last week... He says, "yeah, there they were".