To the vet we went.
The morning showed no signs of what had been said to be a beautiful day. The sky was filled with dark grey clouds, but the closer we came to the vet appointment, the better the weather got. Now the sun is shining and the sky is clear blue. I have to say thatr this is a perfect autumn day.
I got a bit surprised but glad when I saw it was the old vet that was there today. I thought he had retired years ago and he must be around two hundred years old or so 🙂 🙂 🙂 But he is great and can always figure out what might be wrong with our animals. He pushed and pulled Hectors left front leg, said hmmmm and asked me for how long he had been limping and then he said lets x-ray him.
I did wonder why he wanted to x-ray Hectors elbow since I was quite certain that it was his shoulder that was aching in some way. After have gone through this with Orvar I told him that it was best to drug him before doing anything else. Not that any of them are aggressive in any way, but 40 kg (around 90 pound) panicky dog is hard to stop 🙂 🙂 🙂 He must have hit a vein because Hector was gone within one minute and he actually stopped breathing for a short while. But I pressed his chest hard a couple of times and then he started to breath with a loud snore 🙂
Orvar didn´t care the least about Hector. He put his paw over Hectors nose or his whole head so Hector had troubles breathing 🙂 So I had to push him away and after that Orvar looked as if I had totally destroyed his life 🙂 🙂 🙂 We x-rayed Hector and after that he got the wake up shot. That didn´t go as fast I can say 🙂
The x-rays showed that Hector has problems in his elbow. It looks as if there grows a little bone just were the joint should be smooth and clean. My ordinary vet will be back on Monday and when he has taken a look at this he´ll call me and tell me what to do. Most probably he will remove that little growth as soon as possible. By the way, there was nothing wrong with Hectors shoulder at all 🙂 🙂
Now we´re home after taking a short walk in the forest. Hector went directly to my bed and is sleeping heavily. He didn´t take the sleeping drug he got especially well at all. He did however except some treats in the car on our way home 🙂 After writing this I´ll go up to him to give him some more treats 🙂
Have a great day now!