Should I have Ember's legs/spine checked?
#41
That is terrible. Poor Ember. I feel so bad for her to have gone through that. 
Happy it isn't a problem for her.

Now to see what the real cause is. You are past the first step, knowing there is a problem. Now onto the next step, what can be done about it. 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Thanks Sad It's really sad.

However, her coming out of the anesthesia they had to put her under to take the pictures was oddly... hilarious. She was so lost and bland. But if I asked her if she wanted to go home she'd thump that tail hard enough to make the technicians laugh. She's so funny, I love her so much. She just scared the crap out of me though - she is OUT and barely moving (IE, breathing). I've never had an animal doped up like this before so I'm not used to the stillness. Mild panic attack. I'm trying not to hover over her now.

I'm really worried the price of this. I have pet insurance now but this is all going to be considered "pre-existing" so I'm not going to have any help with it.

Vet also said that she reacted strongly to her knee being manipulated while sedated. So she is also in pain.

Also, I forgot to mention that she is well within normal thyroid function.
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#43
Poor Ember and poor you! I can't stand it when my dogs are sedated, it is so scary.
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#44
Take it one step at a time. Get her checked out by the specialist and go from there. You can get an idea of the cost after the exam. 
Maybe they will take payments if surgery is needed. The first thing is to find out what is wrong. I have faith this will work out. 

Hugs for you both.
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Thanks guys Smile Deep breaths, today feels a little bit better for me. But Ember is absolutely SORE. The steps are hard and going to the bathroom is even harder. She is a mopey hot mess. Whatever they did to get the x-ray views and test out that leg while she was out was really rough on her Sad I'm giving her the day off from all expectations. I think I'm also gonna give her a baby aspirin. She is miserable.
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How is she doing today?
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Today she is more normal again. Acting a little stir crazy because I won't walk her around nearly enough but then gets mopey after a walk anyway. Saw another instance today where she opted to lay with her hp rolled on her left instead of just sitting to interact during a training session (working on a retrieve for class by starting with her taking something out of my hand). Not a biggie as I could literally reach down to her to continue. First time I've noticed that a down did not mean less interaction - it's just a more comfortable position for her to work from. Our instructor is helping us find tailored exercises for now.

I'm going to try to find more mental exercises for her like this, maybe use this to start naming toys once she has a retrieve down. This is easy for her Smile

PS - no I didn't get a second cat, I have my parent's cat until the 2nd while they are on vacation. Anya doesn't like him. His name is Sly.



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