Just thinking of you and Benji...sending all our prayers your way. I will keep my fingers crossed that insurance covers everything you need.
I think I missed the posts about what is going on with little Benji, would you mind refreshing for my sake? Obviously it is his leg, but what happened?
Glad he is home with you now, getting all the extra cuddles!
For the past 2 months or so Benji will start limping and not putting his left back leg on the ground. We took him to the vets at the end of May, where the vet said she thought it was a sprain and gave him some anti-inflammatory meds. She said that if the problem persists to take him back. So we did and the vet said it was clear that in the space of about two/three weeks the knee joint had defiantely become looser and she thought it might be a luxating patella. As Benji is a fidget and wouldn't hold still, she suggested getting x-rays done. Now we know he's going to need surgery because the bone below his knee has moved slightly or something like that.
Originally Posted by BrooklynMom
I am sorry Benji has been diagnosed with this. I have fund this link which explains Luxating Patella. http://www.cpvh.com/Articles/78.html
There is also a shoter version of this on my website www.cavaliermatters.org under hereditary diseases.
Did the vet grade Benji?
Hugs to you both.:hug:
I understand totally what you are going through. Mimi had the surgery for Luxating Patella a week and half ago and we had to wait too from when she had her x rays to see if the insurance would pay, we got a pre-autorisation done so the vet would agree to bringing in the surgeon to do it. The surgeon did say that we were luck to catch hers quite early because all her feathers hadnt come in so we could see the little wiggle of the knee when she walked but if she had more feathers we may not have causght it so soon and it could have been worse. I must admit the waiting was horrible, the house was so quiet and there wasnt the little face in the window to greet me when i got home it was strange even though we had only just dropped her off its weird. I hope everything does well with the insurance and the surgery. keep us updated.
Thank you for explaining...I am sorry to hear about this :( Hang in there, I will keep my prayers coming your way and fingers crossed for the insurance!!!