Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A scare, but all is okay

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. 

14 comments:

  1. I would have panicked too! Glad that you got to talk to the surgeon and get a thumbs up on Connor's recovery.

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  2. Phew! I am glad to hear that it was a quick and totally expected thing and he is still recovering nicely. It is so helpful to go to the source and hear that info first hand.

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  3. The panic was surely justified as we would have done the very same thing. Collective Big sigh of relief. It is nice though that he 'knew' to rest and where to best resting place was
    Hugs madi and mom

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  4. I am so happy to hear that. It is so scary when they are sick, or do something to show they are hurting. I would be panicked completely till I got my girl to the Vet.

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  5. dood...pleez knot ta scare yur mom ore dad ore familee or friendz oh kay; de food servizz gurl wooda done just de same thing....glad de vet said ewe waz good ta go N we hope yur musclez get sooooper strong even quicker N a yeer ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  6. I would have panicked too, Tina, so I'm right with you. Very glad that all turned out well in the end. And it seems Conner is wise enough to self-regulate, which is a very impressive thing.

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  7. Connor! Take it easy! We don't want you injuring yourself again!

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  8. That was a scare, I am glad Connor is OK.

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  9. I'm so glad everything turned out okay. Looks like Connor wants to just be a kitty and play!

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  10. Better safe than sorry, I would have done the same. Thank COD he is ok! (((hugs)))

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  11. We're so glad he's ok ! Pawhugs to all of you.

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  12. WHEW! Glad you had him checked out!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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