Following the visit to the vet on Friday the medication kicked in by Monday and Meggie is now relatively pain free and using the leg again. She is such a happy little 'lurcher' and just gets on with whatever life brings her. She loves to play with Cocoa and sometimes with Pinky or if everyone one is fed up with playing, she just plays on her own. She has slotted in so easily with our pack
Hopefully we should have some news on the results to her blood tests by Monday and we are preparing ourselves for what ever the results may produce.
A few photos of Meggie with her bruv and sisters and cousins Saffie, Jet and Ruby who stayed with us for 9 days recently.
We received the results of Meggie's blood tests yesterday and they all came back normal, which is great news.
However there must be an explanation for her acute lameness and swollen leg. We are to finish the present course of anti biotics (4 more days) and see what happens. The vet is completely confused with what the reason for the lameness may be. It can take approx 10 days for the effect of the drugs to stop working.
Meanwhile Meggie is enjoying life to the full and is a perfect pup.
Gorgeous photos Elaine. Crossing fingers here that when the meds wear off she still uses that leg. Sadly, it won't be until she bashes or strains it again that we will know if this is going to be an ongoing thing.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
A little update on Meggie. She went back to see the vet on Tuesday as two weeks had lapsed since the last of her medication. Meggie is still very slightly lame but unless you were looking for it you probably would not notice. She is using her leg all the time now and hasn't hopped about on just three legs for a good few weeks. The vet was pleased with how things were going but is completely confused as what the problem may be. He has said that we should not be too optimistic for the time being but monitor her over the next couple of months. We are all hoping, of course, that the lameness/swollen leg does not return but we are very realistic around her problem and will just wait and see.
I took her back to the the vet hospital on Wednesday and she was neutered. She is 7 months now so ok for the operation. When I collected her she was very waggy tail and happy to see me, you would never think she had just been neutered. If it was up to Meggie she would be running round and playing as she is feeling very well but I am making sure this doesn't happen, much to her disappointment.
The first two photos were taken yesterday and the others were taken on Monday before she was neutered. Back to the vets tomorrow for a check up.
I'm glad to see they things are looking better for this lovely little girl, and fingers crossed that she'll be able to put this behind her now. Lovely photos... it's so nice to see all the hounds together. She's a very lucky girl to have found you