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A Bump in the Road

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We’ve run into Roxy’s first real obstacle since her amputation.  We went out for about 5 hours yesterday doing some Christmas shopping.  When we came back, Roxy was limping.  Ok, limping even for a tripawd.  She isn’t using her left, rear leg except to prop herself if she’s standing still or scratch her head if she’s laying down.  I took her to the vet this morning terrified that it was going to be something horrible and I would have to euthanize her.  However, our vet thinks she’s strained a muscle in her knee.  She’s back on tramadol…at least for a few days.   It doesn’t seem to be having the same horrible effects it did back in March.  Maybe it just seems that way because she’s not dealing with major surgery. 

For now, I’m trying to make her lay down as much as possible.  And when she is moving she’s getting around on her two right side legs…only.  I hate that she’s hurting, and it just goes to show that my paranoia about her legs is not unfounded.  But she continues to amaze me.  Who would have seen that that scraggly, sick looking dog we found last year would be the most amazing fighter?  She’s truly incredible.  She still acts very happy.  She still wags her nub at all the usual things that excite her, and she even tries to do her boxer jelly bean dance (which is no small task on two legs).  I just hope that Dr. Hollis is correct, that it is only a muscle strain, and she’ll heal in a few days.  Because let’s face it, out of all the things it could be, that’s probably the best thing we could hope for.


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3 Comments »

  1. etgayle Said:

    on December 7, 2010 at 10:36 am   

    paws crossed that the tramadol kicks in, and roxy bounces back quickly. we’re always worried about the ‘lone leg’ too, geesh… sending our best wishes and juju.

    charon & gayle

  2. admin Said:

    on December 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm   

    We hope Roxy is feeling better soon! Please keep us posted.

  3. Carmen (Catie's Mom) Said:

    on December 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm   

    Aw, Roxy. Sorry to hear about this little setback. We too hope she bounces back quickly.

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