We return home from shopping. As we open the front door the 'diva', who has been sound asleep in her pen, leaps with joy. In fact she's so overjoyed at being reunited after all of an hours absence that she tries to do a backwards somersault. Sophie has never been one to hide her emotions. Two seconds is all it takes to put her full weight on her good knee and damage the ligament. So much for keeping her in an enclosed space. One of those ' What are the chances of that ? ' days.
A trip to the vets follows. An appointment for a further x-ray hastily scheduled at 4:30 this afternoon to see what the damage is. We're praying it's just a bad strain but she is in pain, crying and can't use her back legs to stand so I fear it is a ligament issue. The inability to stand generates a new wave of ' things that need to be considered '.
The specialist surgeon still can't schedule an operation until a week today. Our local vet is trying to see what he can come up with as an alternative.
Bob, the ever worrying big brother, knows that something is wrong. He has slept close to Sophie's cage all night.
I fear this second development on Sophie's knee makes this option impossible : http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_2/features/Dog-Surgery-Alternatives_16198-1.html