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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Poor Kayla dog is back at the vet.
She has a broken hip. I wish I had a picture of the actual xray because it's so obvious there is something really wrong, more than a broken bone. I found a pic of a normal hip on the net:
The pink line shows the break and the pink dot over the ball of the hip shows the part that looks like it was smashed. Yes smashed. As if that part of her hip was not bone but a sugar cube and it started to melt.
Yesterday was tough, they were talking about it being bone cancer where there is no surgery. So we took her to the best surgical vet in the state to be sure one way or the other. Dr Gauger called me about 8 this morning to let me know he doesn't think it's bone cancer but that she might have had a broken hip for a while and being broken the blood supply was cut off from the ball of the hip and caused the deterioration.
This happens to be the same hip that she had surgery on in July. I'm really wondering if there is something the vets could have and should have done that might have prevented this terrible break or at least could they have known about it. Was it already broken in July? Lots of ifs and I just want the poor baby to be without pain.
I'll get to bring her home tomorrow and then we'll have lots of therapy I'll have to work on with her. I feel like a bad dog mommy for not knowing about her pain earlier.
I need to try and get my work done now. I spent all day yesterday with the girls or carting Kayla around the state to one vet and then the other. I have new polar fleece hats that will be revealed soon. There is even a new sheep.
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Lolly is amazing. She is keeping up on all of the people in her socktoberfest. There are over 200 of us now!! Socks rock and so does Lolly!