One day after tendon surgery- Pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarriBrown, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

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    Awww! I can relate! Our son was born with a severe form of clubfoot. His foot turned up and in at the ankle just like a fish hook but after two surgeries and alot of castings it looks pretty darn straight.
    What a blessed little chick to have someone like you to take it to go get that little leg fixed. I can't wait to show those pics to my husband!
    Keep us all updated on how the little guy/gal gets along.[​IMG]
     
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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:His foot was really swollen today. We drained it and it seems like it's getting infected. Maybe I'm just paranoid because he's such a little thing.... We have a vet appointment at 4pm Tuesday. I'll keep you guys updated! [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickbea

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    Oh - I have my fingers crossed...
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  4. mudhen

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    [​IMG] me too... come on little Crash, we're all wanting you to get better! [​IMG]
     
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  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Crash thanks you all for thinking of him/her! [​IMG]
    We went to our vet appointment today and the stitches came out. I'm not exactly sure why they took them out, but the vet said that the tendon is staying without them.
    He also clipped two of Crash's toenails and they bled, which means he's getting blood to his foot! [​IMG]
    So, DH and I have to continue physical therapy, encourage walking, and keep neosporin on the wound. The vet also said to "cross your fingers because we are dealing with nature". [​IMG]
     
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  6. Llysse

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    Mine are crossed for him! So wonderful you are doing this for him, Carri. [​IMG]
     
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  7. iopele

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    It's so wonderful that you're willing to do this for your baby chick, and that you've found a vet who will help! Here in my tiny South Texas town, the vets tend to have an "if it's hurt, sick, or wrong in any way, shoot it" attitude toward chickens. This led my parents to research surgical options for one of their roos who had his craw obstructed with grass and couldn't clear it, after the vet declined to see him. They cut him open, removed the packed grass, rinsed and cleaned his craw and the wound, sewed it up--doing all this both as quickly and as cleanly as possible, since the vet wouldn't help and there was no pain control available--and you know what? That roo got his stitches out 2 weeks after surgery, almost 2 years ago, and he is doing great now! His name's Lazurus... wonder why! [​IMG]

    It's so good to be around other people who won't look at our crazy flock of chickens (Lazurus, Twisted Sister who survived being half-crushed as a chick and looks like a hunchback, No-Face who survived a fox attack but lost his beak in the process, all our various hens who are currently wearing "aprons" because we got some bad feed that made them peck each other until they've got bald backs, and the list goes on and on and on) and say, "Why don't you just save time and shoot 'em?" So good for you, and good for little baby Crash too!

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  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Thank you! [​IMG] That really does mean a lot. DH and I both have been getting a little bit of flack at work for leaving early to take a chicken to the vet, but OH WELL!
    This vet is just awesome... He is an avian specialist and he seems to really know his stuff. He is very well known in the area. If you make an appointment at 4, don't expect to see him until 5. But he's worth the wait. He saw Crash today at no charge! Between him taking care of little Crash and my favorite chicken, Kendra, he is my hero. [​IMG]
    DH and I decided to switch all of our dogs over to this vet because he's been so great with the birds.

    I will keep everyone updated! Thanks for the support.
     
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  9. iopele

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    I really think that a good vet is worth his or her weight in gold. One of my saddest losses when I moved from Central to South Texas was the loss of the vet we'd been taking our pets to since I was in grade school! He made himself available at all hours and he and his entire staff were so very kind and caring toward all animals. I had to have my 5 year old dog put to sleep about 6 months ago (we'd adopted him and he'd been abused by a man in the past, and he was becoming more and more aggressive toward my sons--I so didn't want to do it, but there really was no other option because none of the no-kill shelters would take him and I would rather he go to sleep in my arms, feeling loved, than be euthanized at a shelter alone) and the staff sent me a super sweet condolences card. That meant so much to me.

    You hang onto that vet, and tell him he's a hero in the BYC Forum! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickbea

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    Ignore those people at work - don't ever let anyone give you a hard time for being compassionate!
    I agree about having a good vet you can trust. I have a much longer and closer relationship with my vet than I do with my own doctor! Having an already established rapport makes all the difference when an emergency situation does arise.
     

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