[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Boom Boom's Mom@Nov 7 2004, 05:35 PM
Unfortunately we've been doing the wait an see.
He had flees really bad and had been scratching madly and had a lot of sores on his legs from scratch (they're gone now thank god! Only took two flea baths!) I thought perhaps they had to do with the limping, but they're healing now and he's still doing it.
I just worry its something bad. He just doesnt really seem to be in pain. He's not laying around the house. He still runs an plays with my husband like normal. He hops up on the bed and off and on the couch an off.
I dont so much have the money to pay for anything major right now, but I can't leave him be incase something really is wrong.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by BrookeB676@Nov 7 2004, 07:49 PM
Does he play or run around a lot, or do you guys have stairs? When my yorkie was about 9 months he started limping and we waited it out and decided that we should go to the vet because he LOVED to run around and play and he still did it but his leg was "hurt." He didnt cry or anything so after research I decided it was legg perthes. WELL, we went into the vet (this was after about a month and a half of waiting because he would limp for a few days and stop for a few so we just didnt know what to think. ANyways when I told my vet we thought he had something like legg perthes he thought I was completely crazy and said that iwas definitely not that. He gave us some pain medicine that Rocky took for a little over a week and after that he was completely fine! It is definitely worth going to check out, and hopefully your vet will reassure you that he just hurt it and just needs to rest with some pain meds. It is very rare that you will have to go into some emergency surgery or do some serious procedure immediately. Even if it was something like that, you usually wait a while before any surgeries, so I wouldnt worry too much. I think just a wuick vet check-up is all that is neccesary and hopefully he will be feeling better in no time
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Boom Boom's Mom@Nov 8 2004, 04:30 PM
Well, we're home.
Turns out the vet thinks he's torn his cruciate ligament in his knee.
She said they'd do x rays to check his knees and hips, put him under to see if his ligament is actually torn, and if it is do the surgery to repair it then.
All for the grand price of 400 dollars.
I don't know what I'm gonna do. I'm having ownership guilt, I cant afford him so why did I get him?
I feel like I'm gonna be sick.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Nov 9 2004, 10:25 AM
Boom Boom's Mom--I hope all is well for you and your baby.
I think one of the things we need to start doing is telling ppl to have an emergency fund when they ask what they need before bringing their babies home. This is crucial. It doesn't even have to do with whether your babies came from the best breeder or not. You just gotta be ready for the unexpected.