Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I'm injured...=(

Well, I've been fortunate that Mommy is kiasu and been giving me glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM supplements since I was a puppy. I'm about 6.5 years old now...time flies eh? So I haven't limped at all for the last 4 years or so even after long walks, fun days out at the beach, etc.

But last friday morning I can't explain what happened. My left back leg just started hurting a lot after breakfast. I was a 3 legged dog for a while and the pain got worse. Mommy was shocked to see me look like that. She hoped it was a "numb" leg from sleeping on one side (cos I disappeared into the bedroom after breakfast) but sorry to say it wasn't. 

This is me barely standing on my left back leg.


So off to Arroyo Vets I went. Dr Megan was nice. She was as gentle as she could be and I got treats. Ok, so I looked sad and needed love. ;)  She had to test my knee joints and said my knees felt really loose. And cos Mommy said I might have hip dysplasia as well, i was off to get xrays. They were nice and didn't sedate me. 

My xrays came back showing that both my hips have the dysplasia (boo...) but the left hip is much worse than the right. The radiologist said my knees while are loose do not show any signs of arthritis. Yay! 

So this is me on Rimadyl that friday night. See my the-world-has-come-to-an-end expression? Mommy promptly started physio on me too. Massage! yay! Ouch...cramps....


I got sympathy points that weekend from Daddy too! Nom nom.... i want....


Please Daddy...grovel...i'm injured...u love me...nom nom...


Yay! I got to taste a bit of the organic peach! Yummmm.... (no seed/pit of course. Those are dangerous to us dogs).


Time to snooze on the couch and support Daddy in his endeavour to slay evil!


Once the sun started moving away I went to my favourite spot in the yard to snooze...


Mommy said something about maybe, just maybe, needing surgery on my hip. Sounds like what many of her patients in Singapore had to go through. *zzzzz* Time to catch up on my beauty sleep!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

O Benny, big hugs from granmw.

Icky said...

Get well soon handsome! <3