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.

8 comments:

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Glad everything is okay with Riley! I hate waiting for the x-rays to upload to the computer. That is so nerve wracking! Especially with a middle aged and older greyhound. Summit recently had x-rays as well because he was limping badly. I really thought I was going to have to call the orthopedic surgeon for an amp, but his x-rays were also clean, thank goodness!

Tasha said...

Whew, that's a relief!

jet said...

So glad that she recovered :) at least it seems she knows when she has hurt herself and doesn't try to hide it from you.

gyeong said...

Glad it was nothing serious. Now she can get back to having fun on the agility course.

Hazel said...

Riley, you are so photogenic, both inside and outside! I'm really glad you are feeling better!

Janette Ash said...

Good news to hear about Riley, glad the x rays came back clean. And about the pictures, yeah, I thought my computer was acting up. I got to see them before you "lost" them though. Also, happy to tell you that we have been working on the jack-pot treat tips you sent me and we are doing great. She has caught on to the idea that the reward is after the job is completed and not every second while she is working. I also do the collar grab trick too and she is diffently making the connection.... Yay. Problem is we have only when able to work on this in the house. The $%#@& snow is up to our wazoo (love that word) so not been able to generalize the tactic. As always Jennifer, you're a star. Thanks so much

Michelle said...

Glad all is well with Riley.

Greyhounds Aren't Grey said...

Yeah we made that mistake of deleting photos from the album that fed our blog and had the same thing happen. It was a pain to fix. Grrr.

Glad Riley is fine!