My now 14 week old BLF, and myself got some bad news, and a set back we wasn't looking for today !
After a great training session yesterday we came home, and while I was unloading truck, she and my 7 year old male was playing in yard, I had walked over with lease to get her up to kennel her, she jumped up at my male and he stepped forward, and she missed him falling on her side, and screamed out like I have never heard ! She actually only feel from about knee high, but I couldn't believe how hard she hit !
I immeditaley scooped her up and headed 4 mins away to the vet, he palpated and said everything seemed fine, possible a strain or sprain, and to bring her back today if she didn't improve ! After a long sleepless night, we were right back at vet when they opened this morning. I seen the head vet this morning, and they took x rays, and found a possible fracture ! Off to the specialist with a refferal we went ! After several x rays, and a nervous day the news came back that we was afraid of ! Specialist said she has a fracture of the growth plate on her front leg, left side, at the elbow! Said it appears after several x-rays to be fractured into 2 pieaces, and that scenerio is much better than a growth plate that is shatterd into a bunch of pieaces, were there unable to put back together.
Of course the questions started from me ! Will she every get to hunt? Will she ever get to hunt test ? Will she ever be more than a pet ? The Orthopedic Specialist could give me no gaurantees, but did say this was the most common fracture he sees, and 9 out of 10 pups make a full or close to full recovery if everything goes as planned, and We keep her recovery time good, and careful, and rehab good ! He did say there is a good possibilty of early on-set othritis (Spelling??) But this of course is small compared to the near future !
Have any of you had anything like this happen ? What's ya'lls opinion on outcome ? any tips ?
I am so sick to my stomach ! She was doing so good, has great natural ability, and is just a wonderful pup to be around, can't belive how attached I have gotten to her in such a short time !
She goes under the knife in the morning, and is at the specialist staying tonight, Please keep Little Josie in your thoughts, and I am praying the Specialist has a steady hand !
Thanks for your thoughts everyone !