Sunday, April 28, 2013
So last night about 6:30 i noticed that my Coonhound is limping(see blue dog in pic with big ears). Sadie is not new to having health issues and it seems we are not done with it yet. I thought her knee cap was out of place, which happens sometimes and it rights itself in a matter of seconds. Nope.. couldn't get that lucky. I did a knee check.. looking to see if she tore her ACL or MCL. Nothing at the knee which was a relief. I even checked her toes to see if she didn't have a rock in it(we have been down this road before). Then about 10 minutes later I see that her tarsal area on her back let(think the elbow of the back leg) was swollen.. like twice the size it should be.
I talked to a friend that works at a vet clinic and she kinda of gave me an insight to what it could be. It could be: a strain, sprain, a fracture of the tarsals, a partially torn cruciate, or a blown cruciate. I am hoping and praying that it is not a torn or blown cruciate. If this is the case the cost would be somewhere around $1400. Plus traveling two hours away to have the repairs done since no one around here does large dog ortho surgery. I would pay the money and not think twice.. but i am hoping that it is just a strain.. since she is putting some pressure on it and is not limping anymore. It's still swollen of today(Sunday) so we will be seeing the vet tomorrow.
Right now she is on limited activity and icing session(she loathes being cold) and is taking Benadryl to make her relax a little bit.
Just stressed out thinking of all the issues and money it could be. The vet opens at 9am and I will be on the phone at 9am. I have come up with two things that could have caused this, 1. Sadie jumping out of my Equinox, or 2. Huck(yellow dog in profile pic) hip checking her just right when they were playing. So my next big purchase will be a dog ramp for my equinox..
Fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed that it is a simple fix!
thoughts and prayers appreciated!