I am shaking so bad right now and in tears. Verging panic/anxiety attack.
Chelsea has started to limp on her back leg. Like her knee is popping in and out of the socket. She'll limp and hold the paw off the ground...I get her to lay down, rub her leg and ice the knee and she seems like it's better and then for no apparent reason she starts limping again.
My God what is causing this?
First Maximus limped and it turned out to be a serious problem with his spine.
Then Chelsea limped cuz of busted toe and followed that up with the recluse spider bite. Thank God we could fix that!
Then Samson limped and every joint in his body was bad.
And now Chelsea is limping again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm unreasonably scared right now. I gotta be. But this dog has done NOTHING strenuous since Samson was put down. She's been soooooooooooooooooo depressed ever since she realized her puppy wasn't coming back. She just stays right by my side at all times so I KNOW she is running or jumping or doing anything crazy like that. I can't see how she could've hurt herself
I was seeking out a different vet...Kittygurl was assisting with that.... I didn't think I'd need a different vet this soon!!!! Do I take her to the same vet that missed so much with Samson just cuz he's been Chelsea's vet for over a year now? Do I take her to a different one and start from scratch? Do I wait a few days and see if it's just a sprain that will take care of itself? I'm even wondering if I'm just no longer meant to have dogs. God I've always had dogs...always cared for them properly. Yet now...I can't figure it out I can't figure out why these things keep happening
Maybe I should've posted this to vent and rants heck I dunno. Maybe I shouldn't be posting at all. I'm just a nervous wreck.
What would cause a dog to limp...not limp...then limp again?
I've checked her paws etc very carefully. All paws are clean. It really "looks like" her knee is popping in and out of the socket as far as how she limps, how she walks, and how it seems to work itself out and get better...then worse again