Well Joey chewed off her splint yesterday after we both were out last night at Christmas parties. When we got home we took it the tattered remains off late last night. She's still favoring her good leg, but she is putting weight on her bad leg now and the swelling is almost gone. We have made an appointment this coming week for a second opinion at another vet--hopefully get another intepretation of the x-rays. Hopefully all will be ok by that point, as it does look like she's improving. We are doing our best keeping her activity to a minimum. She's still on Rimadyl until Tuesday.
To complicate things, she's developed some type of cold that seems to have gotten worse in the last few days. We think she could have picked something up at the dog park before she hurt her leg. It seems to be worst in the morning when she coughs and wheezes for 5-10 minutes and has a runny nose(clear). Its like shes trying to cough out flegm. We are going to ask about at the new vet this week, but we were wondering if anyone has any suggestions or tips, and if this is something to be worried about or not. She still is in great spirits dispite it all, very playful, energetic, still eating and acting as normally as she can with her screwed up leg.
Sorry for all the health related questions, but we are just concerned first time parents, and it seems like these things are piling on right now. This is the only place where people seem to care as much about their babies as we do(our former vet didn't)!
Sounds like you are doing the best you can. Keep plenty of drinking water for her to drink. Do what Phyllis says, great advice. Also in house with colds and lung infections, good to do gentle walking if she is not walking with leash in house to keep the chest walls moving and active to help her get rid of secretions. If you are in dry air secondary to climate or furnace runny in your house., Humidify the air where Joey is living. (ei. tea kettle on stove,not left alone., cool mist vaporizer. running your hot shower with her in the bathroom for a while). Always complicatons on weekends when Vets are closed.We have all experienced this with our furkins and our children and sometimes ourselves. You are in my prayers to make it thur. Not an easy time by far.