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Old 05-14-2013, 05:25 PM
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IF anyone that knows could give me an opinion ..worry..don't worry? She isn't suppose to go back until THursday. This happened sunday night late and was sewn up Monday morning.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:46 PM
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Generally that swelling is par for the course but I hope someone who knows more will chime in.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:20 PM
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I know the surgeon was specific about not wanting ANY swelling for Bailey's leg but hers was a very different situation. Can you send the picture to your vet?
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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What meds is she on? This was on Thursday night right, from your other thread? I think if she was my dog I would probably bring her in for a quick recheck or like Springer said, see if you can send the vet pictures.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:01 PM
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My daughter in law is going to take the babies to her sister in the morning. IF it looks like it does now and doens't seem to have gone down any I may be going for a second opinion. This place says "you need to have an appt." EVen just to look see for 2 seconds and tell me if it is ok or not. I am just not use to that and since they did the surgery I would think they would say bring her right in if it was swelling..anyway this isn't even the vet that did the surgery and I don't know this man, and he took two seconds to cut the bandage, and put a bitty bit of tape on top. It didn't make me feel secure that it was ok. I know I am a grand worrier. I just would have felt a lot better if he had rewrapped the splint and looked at the wound. Zoom suggested she kept it elevated..so we are doing this..she looks happy but it isnt' a smile. She has unhappy ears when she sits up and blinks her code to me. She's being very good about not licking it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:05 PM
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I'd call and ask if you should be worried about swelling. I wouldn't be terribly worried, especially if she is due to go in Thursday anyway. When I had my cast, I know I had some swelling going on due to it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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I know I wouldn't want splint rubbing against the elbow bone either. Once it was padded the whole dog relaxed. I dont' know if the splint is just too long..is it suppose to come up to the edge of the elbow? It seems like it should stop just under.

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So yesterday, was a good day for her leg. Today was not a good day. You could tell, it was stressing her. SHe woudln't walk on it, and was back to waving it around at me. When we went outside, she made a bee line for the truck. So even tho the doc had said "sometime this week" I made an appt for this afternoon. As soon as they cut the splint off I saw what was wrong. WHen I had pushed her leg back down the splint the morning it was half off and half on, I guess it pushed the short hair on her leg backward. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was. That was the source of her discomfort. Ever changed your part in your hair? IT can feel odd, or had a piece of clothing rub the hair on your body the wrong way ( i have a pair of socks with elastic in the middle that did that too my foot, even tho it was fine almost not there, it got me up to see what was wrong.., it can get your attention after awhile, can almost feel like splinters. FOr Pepper it was her whole leg. THe doc took the stitches out, I smoothed her hair all back in the right direction, and that damnable splint was put back on but not tight. Now she is back to her smiling, most relieved self. They want her back once a week to check on it, for the next 4 weeks, but the Doc said the tendon felt good, and the wound has healed beautifully despite all of her problems.

The day started out ok..breaking bread with Aiden

later that afternoon, she just seemed depressed. SHe kept licking at the middle of it. Which she wasnt' doing the day before.


worn out from the whole business of it..the vet wrapped it again over her elbow, but not the same way he did it last time, will be watching it closely.
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Awww......Pepper is being such a good patient. I love this girl. Glad Aiden & Baylee are being good nurses too!
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