• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 18
    1. #1
      Senior Dog
      Cool
       
      Berna's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Belgrade, Serbia
      Posts
      2,719
      Thanked: 2931

      Thankfully he is not a centipede

      Well, you all know that Cookie was hit by a car 2 years ago and had to have surgery for his dislocated right hip. We did physical therapy and that leg is now doing okay.

      A few months ago he showed pain in his left elbow. Did physical therapy for that too, and it was okay.

      I hoped we could take a break for a while, but yesterday he showed discomfort on his left hip.

      We are going for x-rays in the afternoon. I hope it's not a complete catastrophe.

      One leg left to go! Sigh.

    2. #2
      Senior Dog
      SunDance's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Ellicott City, MD
      Posts
      3,580
      Thanked: 1849
      Oh, my....hope the vet has something not too distressing to say.

      On the bright side, your champion sure does deal with adversity really well.
      Hidden Content

      Sunnie: gotcha day 03/08/09; birth unknown but given 07/01/02

      Danny: The Sundance Kid....Sunnie's boy....birth 03/31/09 (in my living room)

      Barb (ID formerly "Baffle")

    3. The Following User Says Thank You to SunDance For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-08-2017)

    4. #3
      Senior Dog
      Annette47's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Central NJ
      Posts
      2,037
      Thanked: 1814
      :-( Hopefully it’s something minor that PT can help with. I wouldn’t be surprised if the original hip injury and recovery is throwing his biomechanics out of whack so that things flare up and get sore now and then.

      Chloe has recovered well from her tendon injury, but is still every so slightly imbalanced in how she uses her rear (and is slightly more muscled on the good side) and it has caused a problem in her back which has thankfully resolved with PT, but her rehab vet warned me it is the kind of thing that can flare up again from time to time. Kind of like how my having arthritis in my right toe is affecting my left knee!
      Annette

      Cookie (Jamrah’s Legally Blonde, BN) 6/4/2015
      Sassy (Jamrah’s Blonde Ambition, BN) 6/4/2015

      Chloe (HIT HC Windsong’s Femme Fatale, UDX2, OM4) 6/7/2009


      Remembering:
      Scully (Coventry's Truth Is Out There, UD, RN) 4/4/1996 - 6/30/2011
      Our foster Jolie (UCh Windsong’s Genuine Risk, CDX, WC) 5/26/1999 - 3/2/2014
      and Mulder (Coventry’s I Want to Believe, UD, VER, WC, RN) 5/26/1999 - 4/20/2015

      Hidden Content

    5. The Following User Says Thank You to Annette47 For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-08-2017)

    6. #4
      Senior Dog
      Snowshoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      5,587
      Thanked: 3156
      I'm told Oban's left elbow injury was made worse by the fact he was doing "compensatory gaiting" to favour the bone spur on his right leg. It must have been pretty darn slight, I never saw any sign. Now I'm told to watch for funny movement in his hips. It is good they are not centipedes. With us, I think, the same thing can happen but when we run out of legs it goes to somewhere in the back. Hoping Cookie, and Chili too, will benefit from rest and need nothing more.

    7. The Following User Says Thank You to Snowshoe For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-08-2017)

    8. #5
      Senior Dog
      Cool
       
      Berna's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Belgrade, Serbia
      Posts
      2,719
      Thanked: 2931
      Thank you all.

      Yes, his injury definitely affected all his other joints. Unfortunately, the degenerative processes in his elbows, hips and spine had begun long before the injury.

      X-rays done, severe hip displasia in the remaining hip joint, a bit worse than when last x-rayed 2 years ago, but that was expected. We are starting PT on Monday. Hopefully it will help. I know he is an old dog now, but I want him moving for as long as possible, and pain-free for as much as possible.

    9. The Following User Says Thank You to Berna For This Useful Post:

      SunDance (09-13-2017)

    10. #6
      Senior Dog
      Sue-Ram's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      1,224
      Thanked: 877
      Your post made me wince just at the thought of it. If Ram had more than two bony elbows, there's no way I would let him lay on the couch between my legs like he does now.

      I hope it's nothing serious with Cookie.
      Hidden Content

      Rambino - Adopted @ 6 y/o - 7/18/2011
      CGN - 6/10/2013


    11. The Following User Says Thank You to Sue-Ram For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-08-2017)

    12. #7
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      5,241
      Thanked: 4684
      Poor guy! Getting old sucks!

    13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to barry581 For This Useful Post:

      Annette47 (09-08-2017), Berna (09-08-2017)

    14. #8
      Senior Dog
      Bemused
       
      Blackboy98's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      St. Louis, Mo.
      Posts
      1,690
      Thanked: 1081
      I feel sorry for Cookie and you, it's no fun going thru the recovery process when other things go wrong. Like Barry581 says, getting old sucks-for everyone.
      Hidden Content

      CRACKER-My Heart Dog FOREVER 6/10/2005-7/9/2011

      Mike and Gabe--GOTCHA 7/25/2011

    15. The Following User Says Thank You to Blackboy98 For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-08-2017)

    16. #9
      Senior Dog
      MontananDakota's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      947
      Thanked: 386
      Poor guy...he sure does bounce back though ya gotta admit. Maybe some more PT and he will be feeling better. I wish we could do something for the hip dysplasia that so many get....hang in there

    17. The Following User Says Thank You to MontananDakota For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-09-2017)

    18. #10
      Senior Dog
      Tanya's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Eastern Ontario Canada
      Posts
      2,661
      Thanked: 1481

      Thankfully he is not a centipede

      hopefully physical therapy helps. if it's not one thing it's another! as they say in the ccl groups, thank god they only have two knees!!

      you can do this Cookie! and i hear you, a lot of work can go into keeping them mobile!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    19. The Following User Says Thank You to Tanya For This Useful Post:

      Berna (09-09-2017)

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •