Splotchy was doing so well with much less limping. I thought the rest and supplements were helping.
We even went on a walk where I let her off her leash. She loved it and chased a butterfly!
She came home and was so much more frisky than normal. She did go a bit crazy trying once again to catch Squirrel.
She took a nap and when she woke, she was dragging her back leg. We called the vet and got her an appointment.
Luckily, they had a cancellation and could see her right away. We had to carry her in!
She sure wasn’t happy to be there. I cried during the exam. The vet moved her back leg every which way. Made our baby whimper. The bad news; a torn ACL.
The vet arranged for her to have surgery today, we went to pay the bill. Since we didn’t have the full amount, the surgery has been postponed. No payment plans available. The operation will cause $1,900. Poor Splotchy.
After bring her home, she rested for awhile. The vet gave her a shot for pain and I think it made her tired.
She has been walking find this weekend with only an occasional limp. Once and awhile she has a hard time standing up.
Hopefully, we can find a second opinion who has payment plans.
Quite the eventful weekend after all.
Please send us any tips and prayers for Splotchy. I’ve been reading that this injury is quite common in pits and larger breeds. The vet thinks her ACL might have been partially torn before. That was why she limped before. Then
by being extra active Friday afternoon, she tore it worse. She is the best dog, there isn’t any sign of pain.
Hope to see ya soon!