Jack Needs Vibes....

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  1. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    He has begun limping badly.

    He has elbow dysplasia in his left elbow and had a bone chip removed years ago, and has DJD in that elbow as a result. The limping in in that leg. However, it is very severe--he will barely put weight on it--and just seems different than a painful elbow limp.

    The pad on that paw looks like it was scraped, so I am hoping that's all it is. I can bend all of his joints without any reaction from him, and can palpitate the entire leg without reaction. The only reaction I get is when touching his paws, but even then it's not very strong.

    Jack is in "doggie jail" right now because he still wants to hobble around like a madman. Poor guy can barely put weight on his foot but he keeps bringing me toys. I gave him some NSAID too....

    He has a vet appointment Monday.....

    I would really appreciate any vibes and prayer you guys can spare. I'm worried.... :(
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Oh goodness :( I hope Jack feels better soon! Lots of <<<<<<<<<<<vibes>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    Feel better soon Jack! Healing vibes heading his way!
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Poor Jack. Feel better bud.
     
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    ((((((Vibes))))))) Hopefully it's the scrape, pad ouchies can make them pretty tender
     
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    Aww, vibes for Jack, hope it goes away
     
  7. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    After palpitating his leg and foot again the only response we got was from his toe area. Can dogs sprainr toes? I'm starting to wonder if he got his foot caught either in the yard or in his crate somehow and injured himself pulling it out. He is not happy to be crated on a Saturday, but the medicine doesn't seem to be helping much and when he's out he just wants to hobble around with a toy in his mouth :-(
     
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    I can't answer your question, I would guess they can...

    I just wanted to say Lab's are so stoic, I grew up with them and remember that about them, Ceaser in particular (Choc Lab I adored) he had a fish hook in his lip at the lake one day and was still happily swimming out and getting his ball until Dad noticed!
     
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    I'm sure they can, just like people can. There is a bone there, after all. He couldn't have broken a toe, could he?
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    (((((((((((((Vibes))))))))))))))))

    One of my aunt's border collies broke a toe so its definitely possible.
     
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    Sometimes I wish I has wussier dogs when it came to pain, at least then I would know much earlier that something was wrong. Jack's ears are sensitive, but that's about it. Sally is a bit of a ninny about her feet, but almost ignores other injuries. Once she came in from outside with a HUGE gash on her hind leg. It was down to the muscle and an inch of skin was hanging down in a flap. If we hadn't looked down and been like, "WTF??!!!" it would have taken us forever to notice because she gave no indication that anything was wrong O_O It took 6 stitches to close it up.

    ETA: Jack is also bunching that foot up tightly when he does have any weight on it. Poor Bub, he keeps giving me "Please let me out of this crate, I promise I'll be good!" eyes whenever I look at him. :(

    Should I ice it or wait and see what the vet says?
     
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    I'm not sure what to tell you on how to manage his foot--but want to send him/you be healthy/ok vibes!
     
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    Hope he is feeling better soon!
     
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    Sending lots of good vibes!
     
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    Poor Jack - and poor you! I hope he feels better quickly.
     
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    And absolutely possible!

    If you can immobilize his foot with vet wrap it will help, also, do alternating ice/heat. If that helps, you've got a good idea that the problem is localized in his foot.

    Keeping him off of it as much as possible (yah, I know how hard that is!) is important so that he doesn't screw up the other joints by trying to compensate with them for the pain in his foot.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Thanks everyone for the vibes!

    Well, he seems better today. It still seems sore but he can put weight on it. He has to be on crate rest still and he is a NUT CASE. When I took him out for a potty break this morning it took me at least 2 minutes before I actually got a "sit" out of him when I opened the crate, and I had to literally catch his body because he EXPLODED out of the crate. He had to go out on leash and even then it was hard to contain him. When I went to crate him back up he leaped up onto the bed and I had to lift him off to avoid him jumping on his foot.

    I had a 3 year old horse on stall rest for a month that was calmer than this..... O.O
     

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