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Auggie & Querc
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Auggie gets to start swimming! Very exciting day for him, he got to do a whole 3 minutes of swimming 😂 baby steps...
This is actually an appropriately sized water bowl for Querc. He’s basically just a urine factory.
There’s something I want to talk about. This was the only sign I had that something was not right with Auggie. He never exhibited any lameness (confirmed by electronic gait analysis at VOSM), nor did he act any different or stop being active. I didn’t know it at the time, but he ran 3 days of agility trials with this injury, brought home a dozen placement ribbons, and seemed perfectly fine except that he wasn’t turning as tightly to the right as he was to the left. But he was kind of out of shape, so I chose to ignore that at the time, despite never having a history of being one-sided. Stupid of me, but we all make mistakes. With the next couple of weeks I noticed he was always leaning onto his left hind leg when standing still, and didn’t want to lift the left leg and transfer weight to the right. That was all. But I knew it was very out of character for him, and took him to his regular vet, which waste of time and money. Not that I don’t trust them, but I should’ve gone right to an orthopedist, but I thought I was overreacting. So after two weeks of no improvement on crate rest, we went to VOSM, who within 48 hours got us a definitive diagnosis. He had partially torn both his Caudal Cruciate Ligament and his Long Digital Extensor Tendon quite badly, the LDE on the arthroscopy was quite literally hanging by a thread. And he had what was presumed to be a compensatory Iliopsoas strain. My point is, if something doesn’t seem right, don’t ignore it. I know nearly everybody who saw Auggie (all except me and two other people) before he was diagnosed thought he was fine, including 2 vets. And if I had done what was so tempting and easy to do, ignore it, brush it off, he probably would have completely torn both his caudal and LDE, as well as seriously injured his psoas, and needed corrective surgery to heal. He would also have been far more likely to injure the opposing knee as well. It was bad, even though it looked like nothing, but it would have been far worse if I had waited for him to actually be lame before doing anything about it. So don’t ignore the little things, know your dog, and when in doubt, get it checked out. It’s not worth missing something like this.
Here’s an early #throwbackthursday 😬 so funny story. Auggie is off crate rest, so yesterday I left him in my bedroom for the afternoon while I was out. He found a box of candy that must’ve fallen behind my bookshelf and ate the entire contents of it. He ate Exploding BonBons from Harry Potter World... and let me tell you, I am very disappointed to have missed watching his reaction to having a belly full of white chocolate covered pop rocks. Happy to have you back Auggie, I can see you’re making up for lost time 🤷🏼♀️😂
Auggie says “Remember to eat your vegetables! Just don’t leave the house with green stuff stuck in your teef.” 🌱
Dopey Auggie wanted to tell everyone that his 8 week post-op checkup went great! Everything seems to be healing really well, he’s feeling darn good (might partially be the drugs talking) and he can start underwater treadmill therapy now. He also really wanted to take a selfie and get belly scratches before bedtime.