Rukus had a TTA done on his right knee on March 8th and his recovery had been going great....until Sunday when we noticed that his leg had swollen and that he had a temp. We took him back to the vet first thing Monday and they said he had an infection and gave him some anti-biotics. They also did an x-ray to make sure none of the metal in his knee had come undone, which thankfully it hadn't.
It looks like he's starting to feel a little better (eating like normal, no fever, alertness is back up), but the swelling is still prominent and he won't do more than a toe touch (before he was putting full weight down). Can you all say a little prayer for my boy that the swelling goes down? I hate seeing him uncomfortable and I just want him back to the normal, mischevious guy that he usually is.
Poor chap ! Best of thoughts from here for Rukus !
This is a special thought as my birthday was on the 8th !
I will be thinking of you, I hope he feels better soon.
Good thoughts for Rukus!!
Did they take a sample of the fluid to culture it?
Prayers for Rukus!
Good thoughts and prayers here!
Hope your boy is feeling better very soon.
Sending good thoughts to Rukus - hope the swelling goes down soon.
Thoughts and prayers for Rukus. And maybe more.
Since HK is likely to have CCL surgery in the near to distant future, and since we are not that far from each other. I actually go to a vet on Rockford road which is probably midway between us. Would you mind sending me the name of the Orthopedic Surgean. You can PM me if you would rather do it that way.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.