This morning I woke up as happy as could be, went outside, got some breakfast and then, boom...Domeek grabbed all my travel stuff and we were out of the door!
Excuse me, I don't leave the house this early! I go back to sleep when you go to work!She didn't listen to me though! I thought, are we going to the park? No, it's raining! Are we going out for a delicious breakfast? No, it's Friday and not a holiday! Are we going on vacation????? Nope, there weren't any suitcases!
Alas, it didn't hit me until we were driving into the parking lot...
Oh no...we're at the Vets!!!
Let's backtrack a couple: last Saturday, at my puppy social, I started to lift my back leg up and hop for a few steps, then I put it down and went on playing. I didn't run into any pup or wall and I didn't get bowled over, I just started doing it all by myself. Well, this has continued off and on all week long and last night I just started running around at the dog park on three legs (grrr...arg, I be a pirate!) for about 5 minutes.
I guess Domeek wasn't exactly thrilled my game, so she called the vet this morning and got me an appointment. Wah Wah!
The Good: I haven't broken or fractured anything! I'm really lean (wolf whistle) and have a great heart and lungs!
The Meh: Looks as though I'm suffering from Patella Luxation.
The Ugly: I have to be on R&R for the next two weeks! What? This means: no puppy social, no dog parks, no going up and down the stairs by myself, no getting into or out of the car by myself, aka NO FUN!! :-P to you Miss Vet!!!
So, what does this mean?
Well, besides me being completely inconvenienced for the next two weeks (I do have a social life), it also means that I might have to have surgery in the coming months. If I continue to pick up my back leg (even once a month, but especially more than that), my Vet wants me to meet with a surgeon and discuss my options with him/her. They might want to wait until my body has fully matured, or until the disease progresses a bit, or they might feel that surgery now is the best option. It depends!
But for now, it's a whole lot of keep trim, no going crazy, and start taking joint supplements (like Cosequin)!
Oh well, it could have been worse...I might have left the Vet with the cone of shame!!! Ick!! ;-D
Have a great day everyone and have some FUN for me!!!!