On Monday, February 18, Jaida had the two pins that were holding her knee in place removed. She is now a whopping 43 pounds.
The procedure went smoothly. The knee is healing and the patella is centered in its groove as normal! I spoke with Dr. Bergh after the procedure and she is very pleased with the results.
As Jaida's knee has not yet completely healed, she is on activity restriction for the next six weeks. This means no climbing stairs, running or playing with other dogs. She has to be confined to her crate if unsupervised and cannot be allowed to roam freely. She can only be taken out for short, controlled leash walks to "take care of business."
Otherwise, she is on Rimadyl 75 mg a day for discomfort and to reduce inflammation. For the first five days, she will have cold compresses applied to the surgical area 3 to 4 times a day for 5-10 minutes. And, she is still in her Elizabethan collar. (I wonder if she thinks this is a permanent part of her wardrobe.) ☺
Her next appointment with Dr. Bergh is Tuesday, March 5.