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  • #63921
    Dougsmum
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    Hi all,

    Not been on here for a while as i’ve been so busy at work..  :boooo:

    I just wanted to ask if you could all say a little prayer for Doug my clumber Spaniel for me as he broke his leg on Thursday evening and is having surgery today. I’m so so worried. It doesnt help that i’m not in my home country so i’ve had to take him to a vets here in Abu Dhabi.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

    Feel so so worried. Apparently he has a Y fracture and has to have pins in his leg. It’s his front leg.

    I guess i’m most worried about the the Aneathestic (spelt it wrong sorry)
    Sorry for the panicked post but need my fellow dog lovers to wish him well.  :'(

    Thanks all xx

    #73884
    Mudgie
    Member

    Hope all goes well.  My weim broke her leg at 12 weeks – he will mend  😉 

    Hugs to the clumsy clumber  :-*

    #73885
    Dougsmum
    Member

    Thanks Mudgie,

    I’m so worried.  I’m going to spoil him more than i already do when he comes out…  :yes:

    Come on Doug xxx

    #73886

    Oh no you must be so worried  :-* fingers toes and everything crossed here for Doug  :-*

    #73887
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Fingers & paws crossed for doug  :-* :-*

    #73888
    Dougsmum
    Member

    Thanks so much everyone.  🙂

    Just had a call from the surgeon to say that they won’t be operating on him today as they have done some bloods and have noticed that his potassium levels are low and his Urea levels are high which are signs of Dehydration. They’ve also noticed something in his stomach. They’ve put him on a drip and are going to monitor him and then hopefully operate tomorrow. He’s had a broken leg since Thursday afternoon though. Poor lad… i wish it was me instead.

    I’m totally freaking out about it now! I guess the surgeon knows what he’s doing but even so… i just want him fixed and back with his mum  :'( x

    #73889
    xtine
    Member

    poor doug… sending healing thoughts to him all the way over there  :-*  :-*

    #73890
    Val
    Member

    Poor Doug hope he feels better soon makes me wonder two brothers both break their legs in a breed like Clumbers they should be built like sherman tanks
    Val

    #73891
    Dougsmum
    Member

    Oh no! Did Teddy break his leg also? I must contact Sarah.

    The vet said that Spaniels tend to have weak joints? he might have weak joints but he’s a tough little cookie… either that or he was putting it on in front of mum  😉

    Fingers crossed for the rascal anyway. Thanks for all your well wishes… Its calmed me down a bit!!!! many a tear this morning!!!!  :-[ xx

    #73892
    Val
    Member

    The vet is wrong Spaniels do not have weak joints bad breeding makes them weak, these are the cart horses of the gun world if you like, if they had bad joints they could not take the long wet days in the field that is the normal working day of any spaniel I have groomed thousands of gunners and they are a hardy lot, but have to say I am shocked to read that two litter brother have both broken their legs I would most certainly be looking at the breeding of these lads these dogs are not toys they are robust hardy working dogs
    Hope he makes a full recovery will be interested in what he has in his stomach
    Val

    [quote author=Dougsmum link=topic=14775.msg272654#msg272654 date=1254054236]
    Oh no! Did Teddy break his leg also? I must contact Sarah.

    The vet said that Spaniels tend to have weak joints? he might have weak joints but he’s a tough little cookie… either that or he was putting it on in front of mum  😉

    Fingers crossed for the rascal anyway. Thanks for all your well wishes… Its calmed me down a bit!!!! many a tear this morning!!!!  :-[ xx
    [/quote]

    #73893
    Diesel73
    Member

    Hope he heals fast, and surgery goes well but…. it sunday now and he broke it on thursday… won’t waiting so long make it more difficult?

    How it happen?

    #73894
    Val
    Member

    This is from Bev as she can’t get on the site

    clumbers have bones that are bloody solid as you know…in fact they are so solid they get ligament probs because of the bloody density…and joints are only weak if over exc…and not given 5 times more calcium as other pups and badly bred…

    steam coming out of ears….

    and post that from me if that was the latest…..

    i have never ever never had a broken bone….they are what they are…the bulldozers of the dog world…and as such that takes knowledge and care to keep them healthy…but need that building block of good breeding….

    #73895
    puppyblues
    Member

    Poor you and poor Doug. Hope you have some good news soon x

    #73896

    fingers and paws crossed from here :-*

    #73897
    Dougsmum
    Member

    Sorry if my post comes out a bit rambled i’m stressing out a bit today.

    Just had a mail from the Surgeon to tell me that he has done some more bloods and discovered that his Thyroid levels are really low and that he is starting him on a Thyroid Suplement today. He said he may have canine hypothyroidism which im just about to google.

    It does seem strange that his brother had the same break.

    How did he do it… This is the ridiculous part. Of all the crazy things the mad boy does, he was chasing his ball and fell on his front. It was dark (ish) so i didnt see exactly how he fell but it looked like he fell on his chest and his leg went out to the side. To be honest all i could think about was his cries, it was the most horrific thing ever. I saw him fall and just thought here he goes clumsy boy up you get. It did not look like the sort of fall that would cause a break, or any injury. So im pretty shocked that it ended in him breaking his leg.

    I’m just about to call the vets now. He planned to operate on him today but was concerned about his potassium levels and Urea levels and obviously these patches he can see in his stomach. And now this Thyroid problem,

    Come on Doug…  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

    Thanks for the well wishes xxx

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