Hey guys i'm just pulling in my um to my driveway after being gone for about five days um one minute one second baby um i got up as soon as i got back into reception i found out that a tripper broke his leg so let's go inside and figure out what the deal is here.
Well how that happened is he came running out of the woods screaming and he collapsed in mom's arms really and then what you guys we i went to school and mom had to pick me up as soon as i got there so we could go bring chipper to the vet down no down lay down down.
Lay down buddy no no no no no good boy down down down good dog good dog i thought i missed you there you go i got it i got it okay you're okay good boy relax he's really stressed right now oh he's stressed right now so thursday morning i was getting the kids ready for school.
And he was outside playing and i heard him crying like a cry i've never heard in my life and i went running outside and he was trying to come down the driveway and his arm was just like dangling from him i literally sat on the ground and he collapsed on top of me i carried him into the house and i could.
Just see the pain he was in and his arm was messed up like it just wasn't his normal soreness i called the vet and they told me to bring him in immediately and they had him for a few hours and did x-rays and stuff and they said he had broken it in two.
Places and it needed immediate surgery if it wasn't if it didn't fix surgically in 72 hours he would lose his leg so i had to drive him down to espanola so he could have the surgery to fix it there is a screw in there and a pen it is a bone disease that he.
Was born with where the joint never fused together he has it in both of his legs and so he has to have a screw and a pin put in his other leg as well and because his joints have something wrong with them this disease normal dog screws do not work and now we have to get the other one.
Other screw taken out and a human one put in once the broke the brake is healed he's gonna have to have physical therapy and massage therapy for me every day three times a day and we have walk therapy where he we have to build him up to 20 minutes in the next eight weeks.
And what about going camping stuff he will never be able to backpack with you he can't do long distance he will be able to canoe with you through short portages if he takes it easy but he'll never be able to do like a big backpack with you ever again did that bring it on.
No he was born with this he was born with this that's why his leg hurts him some days it's a disease they see more in southern states than they do here in canada we got them from oklahoma yep this surgeon is consulting with a surgeon in the uk and a surgeon down there who see.
It all the time because his bones are so messed up right and how much does this cost between the two vets four thousand dollars between two yes seven hundred dollars for the first vet to take x-rays and tell me he's broken 300 for the surgery and for the next one he hasn't given me a price exactly yet.
But he said it'll be much simpler because it's not broken if we get the other arm fixed before it breaks well that's a bummer got tripper to be my camping partner uh she also told me as long as um we get it fixed and if it heals properly and it sets and we can.
Calm them down enough so that it heals properly for eight weeks that um that he could have a normal life so he's ruling out backpacking that's fine we can reload backpacking we can go on shorter hikes and stuff like that and as long as he's able to be with me in the woods just.
Camping and not doing too much strenuous stuff and then i'll take it you know what i mean it's not ideal but um what's the alternative right now right that's really unfortunate tripper the trip meister tripping companion is just just out of commission.
His legs were always turned out his feet were always turned out lots of things that i don't don't think were done right see the limp you're okay let's go to the end of the driveway big guy each day we've got to go a little bit farther and try and work him up but as you can.
See man he wants to go it's just really hard keeping him still and calm so he doesn't bust his his elbow again look at it there you go boy all right see so we stayed out for about five minutes and now he's really really limping we gotta get these slowing right down.
We gotta get back inside have him lay down again hey tripper hop up on the bed up up on the bed buddy good boy it's been about a week since that last footage and uh tripper's doing much better he's uh well you tell them what we're.
Doing right now with them um so we're up to about eight minute walks a day which is pretty good for him about four to five of them and then uh three times a day i have to do some exercise therapy to stretch out his leg and his joints and stuff why don't you show them because you yeah let's show them all right there you go you'll.
Be on your side from your legs yep there you go good boy so we've the name of the disease is uh united anconia process right and ocd and obsessive-compulsive disorder what is ocd i don't remember the big word no i'm gonna read.
Elbow dysplasia is a broad term used to describe three different disease processes associated with abnormal development of the elbow joint during growth these processes are referred to as osteochondritis desiccants ocd of the medial humeral condyle condyle fragmented medial coronoid.
Process and ununited anaconial process although the cause of the elbow dysplasia is not fully understood it is believed to have genetic and environmental components lameness is usually for first note around six months of age most commonly seen in large to giant breeds.
Bull masses german shepherds blah blah blah the success of the surgery depends on a number of factors the age of the displacement development the rate of progression the age of the patient when the symptoms are diagnosed and degree of arthritis already blah blah so his got taken care of.
Within the first day that it broke because he would have lost it within three days um the vet that we originally took him to around here was not trained for it because it's not something they see here it's like like we've said before it's something they see in the southern united states.
More often in the united kingdom and the uk apparently so so once we figured it out what it was that like the vet felt bad originally the the original one i went to from from the first video uh troopers hurt video he's a great guy and he's called a.
Couple times he just wasn't trained to look for it and he told me too if i had any further uh fears about it i could get an x-ray and i said no i take your word for it we just went by that but obviously i was wrong and uh we took him to the specialist now.
And he's got the pins and all that in there the swelling has gone down quite a bit i'll zoom in and show you his elbow here so that's his elbow there and it's mostly fluid don't leave it it's mostly fluid in there i think it'll go back down but regardless.
It's um he's moving it you know what i mean you shoot you can see he shaved right down hey don't freak out so i'm just massaging his paw and then up his arm and then into the shoulder just to warm up the muscles before i start to stretch it and he's pretty good with it.
Okay so i do this movement where i bend his paw here and then pull it straight and then and then we get up to the elbow and i keep his elbow supported in my hand and i bend it up and i pull it down.
And this is what the vet told you to do right yeah three times a day can we do that ten times as well so here's the thing we're not gonna go on backpacking trips that's fine i didn't get them to go on backpacking trips with me as a backpacking companion i got him as a.
Canoeing companion and then the vet says he can still do those things because what's the longest portage a couple kilometers anyways right and then he gets to rest in the boat again i know personally that tripper would rather live seven years of an outdoor life and run around and have.
Uh potential problems with his uh arthritis he's gonna have potential problems with arthritis arthritis regardless all right he's got screws broke off in his bones okay the vet broke off screws in his bones because they're so dense that he couldn't get out so there's screws in his bones right here.
Stuck for life right he's gonna have other one what i have to do the next move so i just wanted but okay so after his elbows done ten times i have to do the shoulder and then so we take the shoulder and we move the shoulder up and then forward and then back.
And then forward ten times well you just writing with a pen yep i'm daddy so so anyways he's gonna still be an outdoor dog he's still gonna run around and like the vet himself said he can still be a normal dog running around playing stuff he's just putting restrictions really on like a.
Backpacking trip and whatever if that has to be that has to be but once he's healed up uh i'm not gonna do the other arm right away i'm probably gonna wait uh a little while so that he can get out and run around a little bit too because the worst part of all this is trying to keep him from jumping around.
Trying to keep him from running around and tearing it more and stuff and he's already been cooped up how long has it been a week two weeks two weeks two weeks so he he needs six more weeks of rest and uh building up to being to long walks and stuff like that or longer walks but he's still hot he's still hobbling.
Around he's still limping quite a bit and he's got the cone on for most of the time when we're not watching him but he's pretty good about not licking it but um yeah just take it easy so he's not going to be in videos for a while come over here and i'll pick you up i'll lift you up over here.
There you go go on over there so tripper's not going to be able to be in some camping videos or fort videos this season which kind of sucks which sucks a lot because this is the the time of year where we get to to go out a lot there's no bugs no not too much heat not too cold and stuff like that but.
I am really happy that me and tripper got to do that backpacking trip before this happened we bonded we did a bunch of stuff this summer together and uh yeah he's my doggy so i feel real bad for him but i'm glad that um we have the capacity to get him healed up and stuff imagine if we didn't that's.
That's it it's just a horrible situation he's not even two years old so anyways the down time for the other leg won't be as dramatic because this one's broken right we're trying to heal the brake right good boy.
All right well send well oh you shut the light off and you said sorry can you turn it back on for me can you turn it back on for me yeah so do it can you turn it on please thank you um yeah so send your well wishes and uh i'd appreciate that he's he we we feel like he's gonna be fine.
You know i mean he's tripper he's he's a he's a hearty dog he's already wanting to go you know he's already very resilient to this like he's he's healed so quickly yeah he's just got to be out of commission for a while so hope you guys understand that.
If you don't see trip around that's why if you see in the comments where is tripper maybe just help me out and comment he's laid up all right buddy we're spending lots of time together he's a suck he's taking over the bed and uh will's allergies my nose is just like.
Itching crazy right now all right guys thanks for watching the video say goodbye autumn say goodbye to the people in the camera bye bye camera calm down no no relax relax calm down relax homie relax stay stay oh my goodness gracious.
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