Tessas has edema in her leg
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Tessas has edema in her leg

  1. #1
    kassabella's Avatar
    kassabella is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wellington New Zealand
    Posts
    9,926

    DefaultTessas has edema in her leg

    I noticed swelling in her ankle yesterday and thought keep an eye on that. This morning still the same and when I came home at lunch time it was like a small tennis ball she was holding her leg up again, and not looking too well.
    By the time she saw the vet the swelling had gone down a little, she was putting her leg down and bounced all over the vets.
    The surgeon and my vet are not sure why as the wound is good, with no sign of infection. They have given her new antibiotics in case it is infection starting and a bunch of other meds.
    As soon as we left the vets she held her leg up again and an hour later the swelling started.

    My vet thinks the reason she isn't drinking is pain or the meds making her feel sick.

    She started licking her feet at the vets so there was a discussion about when we put her back on Pred. The surgeon wants to wait a little longer, but my vet wants to get her on a small dose before the itching becames bad. She can go from good to bad in a few hours.

    Kassa 25/11/01 - 09/02/05 O.S Jaw cancer forever in my heart.
    Ernie 25/11/01 adopted May 05
    Sam 11? adopted Nov 06 - 18/12/07 Lyphoma
    Tessa. Rescued June 2011.
    Bone Cancer Dogs org.http://www.bonecancerdogs.org/
    http://kassabella.tripod.com/kassabella/
    http://collarsbychris.weebly.com/

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    tammyhuffman is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    SE, PA
    Posts
    5,794

    Default

    Poor sweet girl. Sending good thought your way for Tessa and for you, Chris.
    Tammy
    Maxx & Emma Jean
    Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.

    Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.

  4. #3
    jzgrlduff's Avatar
    jzgrlduff is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    44,122

    Default

    Poor baby girl. Prayers for Tess' full recovery.



    ______________
    ~Amy
    Califon, NJ
    Hunterdon County
    "Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Samson is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    21,293

    Default

    I hope it's nothing serious Chris.

    I was expecting a lot of swelling on Jasper's leg after his op, but it didn't happen. I commented on it when I went back after six weeks, and he said that this sometimes happens but that swellings are not unusual.

    Best of thoughts for Tess !!

  7. #5
    MidwestGirl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    26,306

    Default

    Good thoughts for her!

  8. #6
    javasmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,663

    Default

    Swelling in the leg is normal after these procedures.
    If it is fluid-you can massage the pocket in an upward (upward meaning up towards her butt) motion.
    This will help the body reabsorb the fluid.

    Good thoughts for Tessa.

  9. #7
    labby's Avatar
    labby is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    *points to her right palm*
    Posts
    29,548

    Default

    This is common, Chris. Are you icing it down? That really helped with Seamus.



    Laura





  10. #8
    Rukus&Dozer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    601

    Default

    Rukus had this too....scared me half to death. I did go away after a few days though. Sending healing thoughts for Tessa!

  11. #9
    BoatDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,693

    Default

    Hugs and prayers, Chris!

  12. #10
    Labmom2Sun is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    7,664

    Default

    Good thoughts for Tessa, and you.

    Laura, mom of Sundance, CGC
    born 1/16/06

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Colin or anyone else help please with Tessas pain.
    By kassabella in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-01-2012, 04:07 PM
  2. Tessas coat is becoming thinner.
    By kassabella in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2012, 09:13 AM
  3. Results from Tessas biopsy.
    By kassabella in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-12-2012, 11:51 PM
  4. Photo of Tessas neck.
    By kassabella in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 01:38 PM
  5. Tessas' vet visit.
    By kassabella in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-19-2011, 05:59 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25