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Limping on Back Left Leg -- 31-July-2009

July 31st 2009 3:13 pm
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I gave Mom a scare last night. I tried to jump up on something and didn't quite make it and fell and hit the floor. I never yelped or cried out or anything but wouldn't put any weight on my back left leg. Mom petted me and carefully felt all over. I didn't seem to mind - just stood there. Wouldn't sit down or do much of anything. She finally put me on her lap and I carefully settled down and stayed very still, eventually falling asleep. Well, Mom let me sit there for a long time, but had to get up after a while. She put me down on the floor. At first I still wouldn't walk on that leg. Then after a few tender steps I started using it. The rest of the evening I went back and forth between using it and not. Same thing this morning. So Mom took me to the vet. Turns out my knee cap is slipping in and out of place. The vet said I will need surgery at some point. The good news is it doesn't have to be right away. The bad news is he said once the knee cap starts doing that it will probably start happening more often. He also said the surgery has about a 90% success rate. What they have to do is deepen the grove that the knee cap goes in ... or something like that. Mom was feeling a little sick and squeamish when the doc was talking about it and said she didn't need a whole lot of details. BOL. At this point it's anti-inflammatory/pain medication and see how I do. Mom will decide then when to do the surgery. If we can put it off a bit we will, but if I'm having a lot of trouble we'll go ahead. So far this evening, no limping, but also no trying to get up on anything at all. No tail on auto-wiggle either. :(


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Barked by: Binx, Service Dog -In Memory (Dogster Member)

August 2nd 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hey there Cheeky, how are you feeling today? Sure hope that you are ok my little friend! :) Binx

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