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Post by -Ian- on Tue Apr 18 2017, 15:57

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Flo has had a sore paw so we took her to the vets last week and he prescribe some antibiotics. I also mentioned that she seemed to have slowed up on walks and was wondering if it was arthritis causing her discomfort. the vet (one Flo hadn't seen before) said straight away that it was, a rather rapid diagnosis considering he hadn't actually touched her I felt, anyway he prescribed something for that too. He went on to say she had little back leg muscle but to be honest she's always been like that.

Yesterday Flo couldn't keep her footing on the smooth kitchen floor and then I noticed she has a very weak back left leg ( the one that has always looked the weaker since her TTA on the other side )
Having seen that, we booked an appointment with the vets for tonight and I'm hoping she gets to see her usual vet but I'm still worried for her. The vet didn't think it could be a side effect of the meds he's given her but I think it may well be that, at least I'm hoping it's that.

Even though she is in obvious discomfort the brave little lady managed to climb two flights of stairs before the wife realised, just to have a cuddle with me this morning. I have to confess I am worried Sad


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Re: A bit worried

Post by -Ian- on Mon Jun 26 2017, 01:18

Thanks for all your support guys, Flo is getting there Smile

Poomaggadon was rough Stu but gave the specialist a laugh when I told him, thankfully we are well over that now.

I've e-mailed a final give me all you're info to the insurance company and asked serious questions so await a reply, the ombudsmen is the next step but I want all the company's files on Flo provided from them so that I can prove we didn't know and couldn't know that something that had nothing to do with her op could "possibly" have affected her.


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Re: A bit worried

Post by Goblin on Mon Jun 26 2017, 15:02

More and more I'm starting to wonder if insurance is worth it at all.
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Re: A bit worried

Post by stu on Mon Jun 26 2017, 16:39

got to pay attention to their small print and see exactly on what you can and cannot claim on...they're quite happily take your money..until they need / should pay out...a family member's insurance stopped after their dog was 10 years old..un be told to them they kept paying thinking the dog was still insured...admin error from the pet insurance company apparently should of informed them but didn't...wasn't until the dog had a major vet bill when everything came to light...and yes they did get their premiums back...but made me wonder how many people this has happened to...without knowing.?..and when they're beloved pet has passed then stopped paying the insurance fee..sorry not out to scare anyone..just be careful and pay attention....good luck in fighting them ian..hope it works out for you and flo.
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Re: A bit worried

Post by Goblin on Sun Jul 09 2017, 07:34

What's the latest on Lady Flo?
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Re: A bit worried

Post by -Ian- on Sun Jul 09 2017, 10:37

Thanks for asking, I thought I'd leave it a while as I'm sure daily updates were getting a bit much Laughing

Following on from my last post Flo had her two more hydro sessions, the first went really well but alas the second didn't. I went along to the last session with my wife but Flo had got wise to walking in water and decided to simply sit down and enjoy a massage in the big bath. We left her to it in case we were distracting her but no, she would not walk on the water treadmill Rolling Eyes

Last week she had a trip to the physio and she could see improvement from Flo's  visit 3 weeks previously which is encouraging but she couldn't suggest anything more than what we are already giving her. We've decided with the physio that £50 a go for hydro isn't going to help as Flo isn't actually doing anything and Flo has effectively been signed off from the referrals but we can go back to the physio at anytime.

We have loads of exercises which Flo is doing, mainly because there is food involved and the big news is.... She is now walking unaided in the park thumbs up

It is a slow walk of only about 20 mins which we will slowly increase as she gets stronger on the back legs. She can wobble a little and can't run or trot yet but at least she is out and about and is enjoying the walks quiet clearly, if she wasn't she would just lay down.

I still want my old Flo back and hoping it's a just a matter of time but in all other respects she is back to being her old cheeky self and wanting to play as much as she used to.

The insurance company haven't replied to my requests so the next move is a chat with the financial ombudsman this week to see if we have a case to move forward with. Depending on what they say I will post which company it is and the details of their refusal.

Thanks for all your ongoing support Smile


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Re: A bit worried

Post by Goblin on Sun Jul 09 2017, 10:54

Fantastic news about Flo, and I'm absolutely seething on your behalf regarding the insurance company. Absolutely abysmal customer service. I love hearing your updates about Flo, it's great hearing all the little things that she can do now, and amasing about her walking 20 minutes. delighted for you Big Grin
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Re: A bit worried

Post by stu on Sun Jul 09 2017, 12:39

that's goos news about flo...and not so with the insurance company....that's bloody rude of them not to answer any correspondence..good luck in fighting them..hope you get the results you and flo deserve...
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Re: A bit worried

Post by Jnestie84 on Sun Jul 09 2017, 17:40

Good stuff flo Smile
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Re: A bit worried

Post by I❤dogs on Tue Jul 11 2017, 13:12

It's great Flo is doing so well. I really am disgusted at the insurance company
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Re: A bit worried

Post by -Ian- on Wed Jul 26 2017, 18:42

Thought it's about time for another quick update on Flo. She's getting steadier on her back legs and there is no knuckling under of the rear paws at all now. Her right rear leg is still much the weaker of the two, however, the walks have increased in length and distance and she is doing really well.

With her walking she picks up both paws nicely but when she places her right rear paw it does tend to turn in. We think this is a muscle thing so should improve further over time. When she trots she tends to keep both legs straight which gives her an odd waddle and we think again this is through lack of good use.

Last night she had her Stix for the first time since before her op and she did some very light running and used both her knees properly, so we know she can Smile

She's not quiet there yet but progress seems to be made weekly if not daily and the walks are without doubt helping build her leg muscles again, to be honest it's just nice seeing her out and about again enjoying all the smells and such.

Can't say anything about the insurance except it's now in the hands of the financial ombudsman so that detail will have to wait, fingers crossed though.

Thanks for reading and your continued good wishes.


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Re: A bit worried

Post by LizP on Wed Jul 26 2017, 20:06

Well enough for Stix - that is a great milestone! Squirrels beware...

After all the worry, it must be joyous to see her progress - her first Stix, her first run.



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Re: A bit worried

Post by Paris1990 on Wed Jul 26 2017, 20:55

Fantastic to hear she's coming on well Smile
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Re: A bit worried

Post by -Ian- on Wed Jul 26 2017, 23:55

LizP wrote:Well enough for Stix - that is a great milestone! Squirrels beware...

After all the worry, it must be joyous to see her progress - her first Stix, her first run.


It is good to see, though tonight she really didn't want to walk, she made that clear. It could be that it's the old park or that rain was in the air but no way was she up for a walk.

Tomorrow we'll try somewhere different and hopefully she'll be back n ready for her Stix Smile


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Re: A bit worried

Post by Goblin on Thu Jul 27 2017, 17:19

fingers crossed for the ombudsman coming out in your favour.
Glad you've seen such an improvement in Flo and I hope the change of park does the trick.
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Re: A bit worried

Post by Nifty staffy on Sat Aug 05 2017, 16:44

Good to hear that the progess is there, even if it does seem to be well hidden some days Smile
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