05-22-2017, 10:02 AM
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Surgery, It's Happening!
I just got approved for $3100 of care credit for Delilah's surgery! We made an appointment for a consultation and likely surgery on June 5th. I'm very nervous about it but if all goes well she will be able to lead a more active and pain free life. We'll be able to go on long walks, hikes, and get back into training. Maybe even start agility lessons again.
For anyone who's interested but doesn't know about Delilah- she's about 2.5 years old, 6.5 lbs spayed female JRT x Rat Terrier mix. I adopted her from a rescue in TN. She has grade 3 bilateral luxating patellas, which were diagnosed almost immediately after I had adopted her, though the first vet told me the knees might just be loose because she's still growing/developing. She has a curved back, resulting in bowed hind legs, causing very messed up knees. Did an Embark DNA test on her and found out her inbreeding coefficient is about 47%- the equivalent of a brother- sister mating. Obviously wherever she came from, it wasn't a great place.
We had to stop with agility over a year ago, and over the past few months she's found it difficult to even go on walks, hopping on three legs the entire time and usually wanting to turn back early.