Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Coco Update!

Coco Update: Doing Great after her surgery for Patellar Luxation, has been getting lots of TLC as the staff love her, and she will be ready to come home tomorrow.

Teri cannot say enough wonderful things about the Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center ...from the first phone call to the way the staff handled Coco, to the surgeon calling her to update her after the surgery.

She did not have any torn ligaments, and why at 6 years old would she start having problems with a Grade II-III patellar luxation that she has had since birth...who knows. Teri asked the surgeon, Dr Lotsikas (he's cute, too!) if it might have anything to do with Coco being spayed and having less 'muscle tone' than she had before. He told her studies have been done in dogs that don't prove that out, but one never knows...

They did a trochlear block recession; a tibial tuberosity transposition (and she does have pins in, which will stay in place unless they migrate or cause her other problems) and a medial joint capsulectomy.  If you'd like to learn more about that, here's a great link! (Warning: Surgery photos might make some squeamish...)

Repairing Patellar Luxation

Fortunately for her, she loves the 'kitten tent with a heated bed' cuz that is where she will be recuperating for the next 8 weeks or so (oh, and she will be at work with Teri during the day for cage rest and attention til she wears out her welcome...).

She will follow their instructions to the letter to help ensure that Coco has a successful recovery and can get back to 'full activity' soon!

We'll keep her bed warm for her while she's away during the day, hahameow!


  1. Me is so relieved that Coco came through with flying colors, but wes will keep purraying.
    Kisses to all of yous!

  2. HURRAH! We are sending Coco big purrs for a swift recovery.

  3. I'm glad that Coco came through surgery just fine is now on the mend! And yeah, I just bet the other kitties will help keep her bed warm while she's away!

  4. We're glad Coco is doing so well and send purrs for a quick recovery!

  5. We are glad Coco's surgery went well. We are purring for a speedy recovery.


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