To the vet we went!
Hector had one of his good days today, in fact it was so good that he could run around with the others chasing things I trew away. Everything went well until he happened to stand in the way of all the others. They ran over him like a bulldozer and he started shouting loudly. I could feel that his shoulder were dislocated so there was nothing else to do than to call the vet.
They always take cases like this as soon as one gets there, emergencies always comes first so it can take some time if one has an appointment 🙂 I always say that it’s best to take the day of when going there just in case many emergencies comes in. I remember one day long ago when I had to wait four hours 🙂 But they managed to save those emergencies so who would I be to complain, I would want that service if it was any of my pets that needed the care that badly.
Anyway, the shoulder had gone back to its place but we (I write we since I helped 🙂 ) took some x-rays and it turns out that Hector’s left leg is badly affected by osteoarthritis both in his elbow and ankle. I knew his back legs were affected but this was news to me. His ankle is also a bit swollen after the hit but nothing was broken or in the wrong place. He’s already on Metacam and that works very good so they didn’t give him anything else this time. But if the pain continues after some days he will get a shot of something stronger.
So now I’m thinking of solving the problem with walks. I could go out with the others for longer walks and leaving him at home but I know how sad that would make him. I could bring him with us but it would become very short walks in a speed that will drive the others crazy. They can run around in the garden all day though but I’m not sure that would be enough, they are used to long walks and all then scents and smells out there. The third alternative is to just walk with Orvar and Hector and when we come home take Nova and Sune for a walk. Well I would get a lot of walking anyway 🙂
Yesterday was nasty cold, rainy and windy. The temperature stayed around 10C (50F) until late afternoon when the sun came and defrosted us all. I even wore my winter jacket when we were out walking. Today is sunny and warm and the wind still hangs around. I don’t mind the wind right now because it keeps the flies away. It’s strange but there are very few flies of any kind down by the bog?! It’s much worse on the way there and by the fields, normally it’s the other way around :-)The new mosquito nets have helped a lot though, very few flies indoors except for when I have the bathroom window open, I always have after I’ve showered. Still very few mosquitoes which is very odd 🙂
It’s time for something to eat and I already have a cup of coffee by my side. Today I feel that I can leave the door open and not have an eye on Hector all the time, I doubt he’ll run away today. He’s still groggy after the examination and he limps rather badly too. Orvar stays by his side most of the time so I don’t think he’ll try anything either.
Have a great day!