Monday, January 11, 2010

Medical emergency

Chester was soon bouncing around, and we were relieved to have our healthy boy back again.

However over the course of the following week he became more and more reluctant to put his weight on that leg and on re-examination the experts told us the blood supply to Chester’s hip had been cut off by the impact of the accident and his hip bone was dying.

He needed an immediate total hip replacement (THR). At the ripe old age of 7 months!

Fortunately a highly recommended specialist veterinary surgeon, Dr David Lidbetter, was able to fit him in, and by last Wednesday afternoon (6th January) Chester had a brand new hip.

We were somewhat more excited about this than he was.


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