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Old 12-12-2008, 07:35 AM
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This morning, out of the blue... Ilsa's limping. She her elbow is a bit swollen, and she won't put weight on it. She has range of motion, but she whimpers when I test it.



I'm making a vet appointment for her tomorrow morning, I can't get her in today. WHY did she have to pick Christmastime to fall apart?
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:38 AM
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Correction - she can put a little weight on it, and jump up onto the couch. But she's still not happy about it.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:40 AM
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Awwww! Ilsa! Could she have not bumped it and the cold is making it worse?
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:53 AM
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Awww, I hope she gets to feeling better!

Ilsa, stop worrying your ma, wouldja?
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:56 AM
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She's really got me worried... there's anythign it could be, and I'm burnt through nearly $700 in ONE month on her vet bills... thank god I had the money. But if much more happens... I don't know how much more my bank account will handle.

Merrrry Christmas...
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:59 AM
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Hopefully she's just getting down 'cause of her age... she is pushing 7 right?

Cold weather might be a factor too.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:05 AM
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Yeah, she'll be 7 in February.

Honestly, I think it's a domino effect - one thing is setting off something else, etc.

The pred is making her drink a lot, which is making her pee a lot, paired with her spay incontinence... she's been peeing in the house every day because she just can't hold it.

Now she's got a bum elbow - maybe she slipped on the ice, maybe Ronin crashed into her, maybe it's something more serious. I'll find out tomorrow, hopefully.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:08 AM
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Oh the poor darling I know it's hard NOT to think of the money, but I hope they can figure it out and get her feeling good ASAP, before Christmas would be great. That would be the best gift you could give her

(((((HUGS))))) little sweet girl, feel better very soon.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:22 AM
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Yeah, that's really ALL I want for Christmas.
I set up the ex-pen for her, nice poofy bed (with a layer of piddle pads, then a blanket over top). Bully stick she won't chew, and a small pail of water. She's not moving much, so I have an ice pack wedged against her elbow which seems to be helping a lot - the swelling is down a littl ebit!

*sigh* I wish I didn't have to go to work.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:28 AM
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boy oh boy. Pain like that while she is also taking pred is strange. I hope she just twisted it.

How much pred is she on? The water compsumption and urination can be a real problem, esp. on the higher doses.

If she is not wanting to chew the bully stix try natural bones. You can usually find beef ribs at your local grocery and they are not huge, might be something good to encourage her to chew?

((hugs)) you have been through the wringer with her lately.....

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