Friday, April 21, 2006

Norman's appointment

Norman had his appointment with the orthopedic surgeon today. After an extensive examination and more x-rays, he concluded (with 99% certainty) that Norman has a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).

Unfortunately, it gets worse. He also saw a problem with his left knee. In time, the left knee may need surgery, but for now it is in far better shape than the right.

There are 2 different surgeries for this problem. The surgery I will probably end up going with is called a Tibia Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO). This surgeon doesn't perform that surgery on dogs Norman's size, so he referred me to another hospital. His appointment is May 2.

Norman is also seeing an acupuncturist on Monday. I'm hoping it will help with any pain he is having.

Thank you for the well wishes on my previous post.


Snave said...

Lizzy, I'll be sending positive vibes his way and yours. Your photos of Norman have become some of my favorite things to look at online. He is JUST SO CUTE!!!

Lizzy said...

Thanks Snave. His acupuncture apppointmant was pushed back to tomorrow, so keep sending out those good vibes.