Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Accident Prone Riley

Of course, Riley hurt herself again and had to be pulled out of the last agility trial. She came up lame after a training and play session. And then still limping after a couple of days. Luckily, we already had a regular appointment scheduled with the rehab vet.

Dr. O found significant pain in Riley's elbow. I was relieved it was not her shoulder (most likely place for bone cancer), but injuries to the elbow joint can be tricky. Dr. O was worried that it could be a bone chip or arthritis that had flared up since she could not find any soft tissue pain upon palpation.
I decided not to wait and see, opting for x-rays the following week.  Thankfully, everything came back clean! We even got carried away and x-rayed both elbows, shoulders, and carpal joints. Riley is just so wonderful and my vet allows me to assist with positioning her so we just kept going.
Everything looked great! He even had an orthopedic specialist from the University of Georgia look them over and he did not see anything either.  The only little thing was a little arthritis on a stopper bone, but it was nothing to be concerned about at her age (7 years).

Riley has since stopped limping and is back to work!  She has no chronic problems, but she sure is accident prone...... and so precious!!!  Love that face!
And if you poke around the blog at all, you will notice that photos are missing from many posts. I accidentally deleted photos from a web album that feed the blog. Stupid me. I think I will attempt to fix it, but it will take a very long time.