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Tim is at the vet now with Madi, because she was still limping today.

The vet diagnosed her with Luxating Patella and we're going to have to take her to an orthopedic surgeon!!

i am FREAKING OUT!!!!!!
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Oh shoot. That's why I posted on your facebook that I hoped it wasn't her knee. First things first though.... take a deep breath Emily. Find out from your vet what stage the knee is at. There are different severities. Just because her patella luxates does NOT mean automatic surgery. Get all the information first and then make a calm and rational decision.
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i'm trying to be calm and rational It's a good thing Tim's the one at the vet, though they're doing x-rays now. I know it's not the end of the world, but she's just our little girl, you know??!!

The vet said it would have happened eventually, even if she hadn't had the accident, but i feel like such a bad puppy mom right now!!!
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Oh wow. I'm so sorry. But like Brodysmom says, breathe.

There are many stages of luxating patella and right now you don't know anything, other than a general statement by the vet that she has patella issues. If I know you, you've already hit the internet to do your homework, and you're thoroughly researching this issue as we speak! So you're already finding out everything that we can tell you here, other than perhaps some anecdotal information from other members who've gone through this.

Keep us info'd, keep breathing, keep taking those baby steps as you work through this.
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so sorry you and Madi are going through this
hopefully, it won't mean surgery; but, if it does, just know that
many dogs have this and make a full recovery. keep us posted.
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Emily, you are NOT a bad mom!! If she was genetically predisposed to a luxating patella, then NOTHING you could have done would have prevented it from eventually happening. OK?

The good thing is that she is young and healthy. This is just a bump in the road you will have to get through. Maybe she will need surgery to correct it, maybe not. It's not an emergency. You have time to do some research and gather information. Many dogs have luxating patellas and live long normal lives, ok? The x-ray will give you the information you need to decide what to do.

If she does end up having to have a surgery, there are people here who have been through it who can help you. We are all here for you!!!

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well, the vet is already talking surgery - $1,000-$1,500 - and who knows how much recovery time.

I just don't want it to affect madi's quality of life. she loves to walk and run and play and fetch -she'll still be able to do those things, right?!?
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Oh wow. I'm so sorry. But like Brodysmom says, breathe.

There are many stages of luxating patella and right now you don't know anything, other than a general statement by the vet that she has patella issues. If I know you, you've already hit the internet to do your homework, and you're thoroughly researching this issue as we speak! So you're already finding out everything that we can tell you here, other than perhaps some anecdotal information from other members who've gone through this.

Keep us info'd, keep breathing, keep taking those baby steps as you work through this.
and yes, i'm already researching online - but everything is pretty much saying surgery! At some point - i just hope not right away!!!!
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