x-ray 2010

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Flapper has had trouble with his plumbing ever since an operation in 2008 (and before that which caused him to need the operation). I had x-rays done tonight because he's having an endoscopy on Friday to clean up some scar tissue and urates (like kidney stones) that are sticking to the inside of him. I also had the x-rays done because he has trouble walking lately. Could be because his belly is bothering him, but I wonder.

To me... who does not know what to look for... it looks like his hips might be getting arthritis? I mean his KNEES. I'll have to ask the vets and see what they think.

He looks good tonight. He's on anti-inflammatories and they're helping him poop better.

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  1. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Last January 2009.
    flapxrays000a

  2. Margaret & The Beasts 61 months ago | reply

    everything working properly in there??

  3. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    I don't know! He has trouble with his plumbing ever since an operation in 2008 (and before that which caused him to need the operation). I had x-rays done because he's having an endoscopy on Friday to clean up some scar tissue and urates (like kidney stones) that are sticking to the inside of him. I also had the x-rays done because he has trouble walking lately. Could be because his belly is bothering him, but I wonder.

    To me... who does not know what to look for... it looks like his hips might be getting arthritis? I mean his KNEES. I'll have to ask the vets and see what they think.

    He looks good tonight. He's on anti-inflammatories and they're helping him poop better.

  4. Margaret & The Beasts 61 months ago | reply

    yeah its like a really neat but befuddling photo! I was wondering about the look of the hips too, but WHO KNOWS! hoping they can find some answers for you guys, and that he feels better sooon! glad he is having some relief right now with the meds though. <3

  5. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Yeah... if I can find a good way to manage his pain and keep him from having swelling it should ideally just be a minor inconvenience for him. I am also hoping he doesn't need more surgery, because no one has done this kind of surgery on a duck before. We'll see.

    Did you see the note we got about Rex & Turk? "Ornery, sassy and lovable" about sums it up.

  6. kelch_markey 61 months ago | reply

    Well, we knew he's just as lovely on the inside. It's also very cute that his name shows up as "Young Mr Flapper Duck." I see what you mean about the hips. But question: "Sizes are approximate?"

  7. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    I don't know what that means Deborah. I figured it was something like "Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear."

  8. Timeless Touches 61 months ago | reply

    Re: sizes being approximate...often times with xrays, they will take measurements of things like tumors and those measurements show up on the final film image. In this case, I don't see any measurements so it must be an automatic notation. Tiff, I think you may be right about the knees. They appear to have a little calcification in the joints. It will be interesting to hear what the vet says.

    Aww, poor Flapper. I guess even celebrity ducks get aches and pains. We'll say our prayers and hope for the best for him.

  9. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Thanks Janis.

  10. flyeagls7 61 months ago | reply

    Its hard to remember their feet are equivilant to our toes : )

  11. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Happy sweet 16, flyeagls7!

  12. flyeagls7 61 months ago | reply

    oops - i didnt realize catie was signed in to flickr, this is caties mom

    : )

  13. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Oh! Well thanks then, Jen!

  14. mr moor 61 months ago | reply

    Interesting views but I don't dare to say anything about it, not about his hip/knees either. I see the particles around the joints, but if that is arthritis I don't know, I hope not.
    I hope the vet can tell you more and that the endoscopy will be succesful, it's such a worry when our kids are not feeling 100%, right?
    Hoping for the best and sending positive thoughts.

  15. tifotter 61 months ago | reply

    Yeah we'll see what the vets say. Here's what I'm thinking right now...
    mrflapper.com/blog/2010/02/18/flapper-update-5/

  16. Kim Taylor Hull 61 months ago | reply

    kisses to Flapper

  17. *audreysmith* 61 months ago | reply

    Poor Flapper! I hope everything is just fine with him. Hugs and kisses, and french fries too.

  18. Margaret & The Beasts 61 months ago | reply

    well, that is good news! glad he wont need surgery, and that the arthritis can be managed. not good that he is having trouble at all but these things happen, and its good to have an answer.

    and YES! I did see the note, gave me a huge smile! I love those guys.. and Im happy they are at pasado's; such an amazing organization. <3

  19. qt flickr 61 months ago | reply

    I can empathize with Flapper...I have arthritis in my knees too. Just keep chugging along Flapper!

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