|Connor waiting to be seen by the vet.|
The scare: Yesterday morning, after running around and wrestling with Abbey, Connor started limping badly and holding up his leg where he had hip surgery.
It wasn’t long before he was walking normally again. But I still called the vet’s office, and they had us bring in Connor this morning.
Verdict: The vet, who is the surgeon is operated on Connor almost eight weeks ago, said it won’t be unusual for him to strain a muscle while he’s healing. The healing process can take up to a year, he said. Some muscles which didn’t have to do much work are not being asked to do more. He thinks that is what happened yesterday.
He watched Connor walk around the exam room, and he examined Connor and rotated his leg joint. He said Connor is doing great, as well as he has seen eight weeks after surgery. He doesn’t feel any rough edges of bone on bone.
The best thing for Connor if he strains a muscle is to rest. And ironically, yesterday he spent some time of his own choosing in the crate on his bed where he spent six weeks.
There is nothing that can move out of place or pop out, and his muscles will become stronger the more he uses them.
So even though Larry and I panicked (or maybe it was more of me who panicked) yesterday, Connor is fine.