Daisy Boo's Luxating Patella
I was hoping to have some good news on this but unfortunately I don't. I brought Daisy Boo to UCD and the vet examined her leg and said that the grade on the luxating Patella was veering towards a three. He wanted to keep her in to do some x-rays so I agreed. Anyway, that was all done yesterday and he called me last night. Basically it is a three but a lot more damage has been done. Forgive the next few lines because I didn't quite catch his full terminology but they are going to have to operate on her leg for the luxating patella as well some tendons that have gone out of place. Also, because of all this she has some bowing in her thigh which he is going to leave for now as fixing everything else will hopefully correct this.
I actually cannot believe there is so much damage! She never jumps up on the couch or anything while she will jump off. She goes up stairs but has never come down them. Maybe this is the reason. She has no problems walking or running and I honestly didn't think she was in any pain but obviously she was and just didn't complain.
Needless to say my heart is broken and I've spent quite a bit of time crying, I never thought I would become so attached to these dogs. My husband is equally upset and Twinkle is lost without her big sis as she has never been alone.
The good thing is that it is being fixed and hopefully I will have her back before the end of the weekend.
Wish my baby luck everyone please.
Joanna, Daisy Boo(ruby), Twinkle(tri), Brandy(blenheim rescue) and himindoors (mutt)