Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Worse

Eeyore’s leg is getting bigger. Don’t ask me how or why because I have no freaking idea. I’ve been keeping a close eye on it and at first I thought it was a trick of the eye. His leg is shaved so maybe it just looked bigger. 

But nope. By last night it had grown double in size since the vet visit one week ago today. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1tsQ8umFixeiPbULtGUzDa8kI3CzBURBT

I’ve been thinking it’s a suspensory that was not seen on US but now I’m concerned maybe it’s an infection. The left leg had the spider bite that caused severe edema and ended in both the spider bite rupturing and then a few days later a huge abscess blowing out the heel bulb. He felt instantly better. 

So maybe this is the same but the infection is trapped higher? There is no heat and while he isn’t hobbling I can tell he is uncomfortable. He is usually easy to pick up feet yet is now refusing to give the front left which would put all weight on the front right. His temp is normal and he is eating well and in good spirits. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1J1B-_kHUfbOo-gHf0QBsOk-HqfINpF1q

I’d think a suspensory would be stable or maybe improving with the treatment rendered thus far but this is getting worse. I stress texted Emma and Trainer last night and poor Hubby’s ears are bleeding from all my worry. Friday can’t get here fast enough. 


17 comments:

  1. While I have absolutely no advice, I do send sympathy. I would really like answers and for it to be 12pm tomorrow, after Nay Nay's scope, so we can at least, maybe sort of kind of, know what we're looking at? Maybe?

    If you want to talk/text/commiserate, let me know and I'll email you my number. I'm on edge so I'm happy to share nervous energy and paranoia and career or life ending sagas that might result from whatever is going on (sound familiar?)... I can talk anyone off a ledge except for myself!

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    1. All my crossables crossed that you get answers tomorrow. I've already mentally prepared for a career ending, retired at 9 WTF am I going to do now moment on Friday.

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  2. Ughhh that's so frustrating. I would think an infection would be fairly easy to test for? Also, if his leg was a bit swollen, it could be difficult to get a clear ultrasound, especially on that part of the leg. Either way, fingers crossed you can figure it out soon, and it's an easy fix!

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    1. The prior vet didn't think it was an infection but it is getting worse so now I'm not so sure. Even though she said no suspensory injury, thats what I am hanging my hat on and that there was too much swelling to see it clearly. Hoping the new vet gives me more answers.

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    2. If it makes you feel better, after I got May, she spent a few months hobbling around lame. Why? A chunk of gravel made it up into her white line and needed to work its way out (or dissolve). That was a fun mystery to solve...

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  3. AGH! Gah, I hope you get answers Friday. This is so nerve wracking.

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  4. uncertainty is the freakin worst - esp when you know the poor guy is uncomfortable! here's hoping for resolution asap!

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    1. At this point I really need to know what is going on. Not knowing has led to waffling on care and I'm not sure if I'm making it worse or better or what

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  5. Ugh. Poor baby. I hope you get an answer soon.

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    1. Yeah, I need some sort of reason for all this and a path forward to get him comfortable even if it means pasture sound only. He needs to not be hurting

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  6. girlfriend. Can I make you a cocktail?!

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    1. I'd love one. Honestly this entire day today has been complete crap so a nice drink would be more than welcome

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  7. Ugh :( Condolences, I hope whatever it is its simple enough that he'll be right as rain for you soon.

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  8. Eeyore!!! You're not supposed to create weird injuries on your body!!! Fingers crossed it ends up being something simple and just a weird way of it being expressed?

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    1. He is a wimp so I always take his pain with a grain of salt, but this has now been going on for 20 days!! Something has to give

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