Poor Roscoe, Part 2

Yesterday morning Roscoe came out of his crate with a limp. He went to bed seemingly fine the night before, but by the time he woke up in the morning he was limping on his right front leg. I made an appointment for him to see the vet later in the day, which was good because by then he wasn’t putting any weight on it at all. He wasn’t crying or acting like he was in pain, but he did seem listless and sad. Poor guy. 😦

Tom took him to the vet at 4:20, and about an hour later he returned him with his leg wrapped in a splint and bandages, like a cast, and some pain meds. They took two x-rays but didn’t see any fractures, but they’re going to have a specialist look at them to make sure there aren’t any micro-fractures in his little paws. Oatie had a similar thing happen a couple of years ago–woke up with a limp–but all they did for her was give her an anti-inflammatory and a pain medication. I suppose they’re being extra cautious because he’s a puppy and his bones are still developing. He’s not allowed to go on any walks, jump around or play fight with Oatie. Still, he seems to be managing just fine with the cast and isn’t sad or listless anymore. We take him back in a week for a check up.



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3 responses to “Poor Roscoe, Part 2

  1. Ang Jia Cong


  2. Meg

    *sniff* The poor little guy! He looks so pitiful!

    Seriously, how are you going to keep him from playing and jumping and whatnot? They told us to keep Max from running around and jumping when he was neutered, for the sake of his stitches. That lasted till we got out of the car.

    Take care of the adorable. pup. Thanks for the pictures. Even in a cast he’s cute.

  3. At 7 pounds, he’s a lot easier to pick up than Max. We keep him on a leash and hold him when we can, but he still manages to jump up on the couch, or on Oatie, when we’re not looking. The vet called and said it is not a fracture, so he’ll keep the bandages on until Wednesday when we take him for a follow-up. Hopefully by then he’ll be back to normal.

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