Hi, friends!

What a day! Poor Macy got a raw deal. Not only did she have her planned TPLO surgery to repair her torn ACL but she also had to have a meniscus repair on her right leg AND she has pyoderma – a bacterial skin infection.

Here’s what I heard Mom saying: dogs (and people) that tear their ACL have a 50% chance of rupturing their other ACL, and they have a 10% chance of tearing the meniscus after an ACL injury. The surgeon herself tore her ACL and shortly after her recovery, she tore her meniscus. Yikes!

Since Macy ended up having surgery on her right leg, the surgeon was able to remove the plate and screws from the last surgery. For her left ACL repair, the surgeon used an antimicrobial plate. The one she used previously on Macy’s right leg was just a standard plate (pics at the end). Her incisions don’t look as good as they did last time. Now she’s going to be a franken-puppy.

Anywho, Macy is on Cephalexin (antibiotic) for the next 21 days to prevent infection at the surgical sites and to clear up the pyoderma. She’s also on gabapentin and tramadol (pain relievers), plus her normal Previcoxx (anti-inflammatory) and joint supplements.

Right now she’s still super out of it. She won’t lay down. She keeps sitting with her legs straight out. She did fall asleep a couple of times but for the most part she’s fighting it. Mom won’t let me be on guard until bed time because the top of Macy’s kennel is off for right now and she doesn’t want me sneaking in there and licking her incisions. I would like to make it public record that I did give Macy to kisses on the nose when she got home. I’m not a monster you know!


Mom propping Macy up

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Right leg – meniscus repair and plate removal


Left leg- ACL repair



Old plate that was removed and piece of meniscus that was removed

I’ll be back with more info tomorrow! Thanks for all the POTP you sent ❤

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    I’m glad Macy is home. I teared up when I saw mom in the crate with her because that exactly where I knew she would be. I hope Macy gives in soon and allows herself to sleep. Tomorrow is another day and one day closer to full recovery. Love and continued prayers. ~ Mrs. Margret

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  2. Becky says:

    Still more POTP! Looks like a long recovery for Miss Macy!!

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  3. CarolMaeWY says:

    More ❤️ {{{HUGS}}} ❤️ and POTP.

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  4. Oh my gosh, the poor baby, sending you lots of love and prayers

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  5. dear Macy I hope it heals up as fast like the wind and the surgery was a big success… please be back to 100% wild child soon… hugs and lots of potp to you

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  6. speedyrabbit says:

    Poor Macy,Lots of love is on its way for a speedy recovery,xx Speedy

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  7. Poor Macy. Glad she’s back home!

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  8. Dear Macy, we are sending POTP and we send prayers for you. You will be fine soon.
    Kosmo and his family.
    Kitty kisses to Noodle.

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    • Hi, Kosmo! It’s Macy. Mom is typing this message for me. Thank you for sending POTP. Did you see my cool incisions? It looks like I wrestled a tiger and jaguar! Kisses!

      Hi, Kosmo – *ear licks* – Noodle

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  9. WOW….she sure has been through a lot…..hope the healing happens quickly and without any problems……time for her to be able to run and jump and have fun with the others and not hurt!!

    Hugs for Macy……………..Teddy

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  10. Poor girl. Those legs look like they belong in the butcher shop. Yikes! It’s going to be Cone of Courage time for a while M. And maybe for you, too, Noodle! No tongues must touch those stitches!! Prayers that this time goes quickly and without incident. xoxo

    Love and licks,

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  11. I”m sending you tons of AireZen and POTP and healing vibes, Macy. Please get well soon!

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  12. Princess Leah says:

    Oh Macy, you poor sweetheart! I do hope you mend quickly and are feeling better soon. Sending you lots of POTP and healing licky kisses
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx


    • Hi Ruby! It’s me, Macy. Mom said she would type a message for me. Princess POTP and healing licky kisses are sure to make me get better faster. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Kisses!


  13. Amy says:

    Noodle, it’s good you and your Mom can look at all that without fainting,since you (well, your Mom) will have to take care of Macy. You would think with those pain pills that she would have passed out (I would have). But then, I guess it can be scary to go to sleep when you wake up all shaved and cut… Yikes! Love to you all. ❤

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    • These incisions made Mom feel terrible for Macy. The last one was so clean and perfect. These are franken-puppy scars! Macy is resistant to anything that should calm her down. I’m surprised anesthesia works on her. You make a very good point about going to sleep and then BAM! Shaved and cut. You’re so smart 🙂 *ear licks*

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  14. nordhuesn says:

    Poor baby! Poor Mama Peep, Poor Noodle Pants, We send wishes for a healthy recovery.

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  15. chesterspaniel says:

    Poor Macy! Hope she heals up fast!

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  16. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle mee Moodle that was SUM surgery yur Sisfur Macy had dun!!! Mee had to hold LadyMum’ss paw when shee looked at thee fotoss’….an shee used to bee inn Nursin!
    Poor darling Macy gurl….mee iss sendin tripull POTP an all mee kitty ❤ LUV ❤ to her an LadyMum iss purrayin an sends lotss of gentull {{{huggiesss}}} to Macy!!!!
    Lady Samantha an Mistur Greg wee send ❤ LUV ❤ an **purrsss** to youss' all so!
    ***nose bumpsss*** an **ear licksss** Siddhartha Henry Penry xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Hi BFF! Those incisions were very hard to look at. Mom can’t understand why they look so bad this time. The same doctor did the surgery. All Mom can figure is that maybe the doctor got tired and didn’t take as much time to suture. Thanks for the POTP. Macy sends stinky girl kisses to you (sorry). *ear licks*

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Wee fink thee same fing Noodle mee Moodle!!! Thee sue-turess do seem not so purrfect like last time! An maybee with thee men-is-cuss repair thee Docktur hurried a bit….
        An do not wurry about ‘stinky gurl kissesss’; mee LIKESS them!!!
        Mee sends more POTP an ***nose kissesss to Macy an ***ear licksss*** to you, Siddhartha Henry Penry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  17. corkscot says:

    It looks brutal.Don’t they bandage it? Shelby had a bandage on for two weeks.

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  18. OMD, my BFFFFF!!!!! Oh man! Ma couldn’t looks at the incisions cause she is a whimp, and she doesn’t wants that in her head before bed. ☺ Butts, I just knows that your most FABulous Mom is takin’ amazin’ care of you, and Noodle is keepin’ watch over you, and sendin’ good thoughts and nose licks. And you knows I am sendin’ lots of POTP and AireZens and prayers gurl! {{{{hugs}}}} and slobbery kisses, cause you knows that doggie slobber fixes everythings….
    Ruby ♥♥

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    • Ruuuuuuuuuuuby! Hi BFFFFF! Mom said she would type a message for me. I have TWO awesome scars now. It was a battle with a tiger and a jaguar, not surgery (wink wink). Cool, huh? Kisses!


  19. Awww, that was so nice of you to give Macy nose kisses. We are keeping purrs and prayers going for her. We hope you all have a wonderful week and Macy heals well. Hugs and nose kisses

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  20. Your Franken-pics are pawsome. Ok, I’m probably more gruesome than you’d like, but I find it fascinating what they can do to fix our fur-kids. Continued POTP thoughts for Macy’s full recovery. Ear scratches to you, Noodle and a digital hug for your mum.


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