at least the color brings out her eyes

Poor little girl. I noticed it around 5:30 on Thursday. She wouldn’t put weight on her rear foot, and it was noticeably swollen. She didn’t cry about it, though, and when I gingerly palpated it, she whimpered only once. So, I wasn’t sure, and got a second opinion from Daddy J. Yup, broken, was his verdict.

Our outstanding local vet answered Daddy J’s page and said that since Scarlett had eaten a few hours ago, he’d have to wait in order to use anesthesia. I assumed at first that that meant he’d see her in the morning, but no: he told us to bring her at 9:30 at night. Daddy J took her to the clinic, and sure enough, her little leg was broken. Dr. West said it wasn’t a bite from another dog, like, say, a huge male German shepherd. Most likely, he thinks, she was exploring and got her foot caught in a root or rocks or something in our backyard and then broke her leg when she wrenched her foot free.

She thumps along pretty well on it, although it sure looks uncomfortable. She’ll get it off in a couple of weeks.


Total non-sequitur: That bizarro shingles/spider bite spot apparently just comes and goes on a whim now. It was back a few weeks ago, then faded, and is back again now. Weird.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 10:38:43

    poor little doggie! Glad her vet could attend so quickly and get her feeling better.

  2. Mama Jamz
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 12:34:34

    Thanks, Amy. Our vet is awesome. We got the bill yesterday and were shocked in a GOOD way. She pretty much ignores it now, but does chew the bottom like the pad of her foot itches. Poor baby. I think it’s amazing that it only takes a couple of weeks for a bone to heal.

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