Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Boom, Bang, SCREAM

Last week The Hubby and the son-in-law took a business trip to Tampa, Florida for a lighting seminar.  That meant I was IN CHARGE!  Yeah, right.  Well, work went smoothly despite all the rain we had but at home this little guy had an accident.  The Hubby left town on Sunday and then Wednesday morning while waking up, (I got to sleep in a bit) sweet Clayton came into the bedroom and attempted to jump on the bed, which he has done many, many times from the bench we have at the end.  The bench because the bed is 3 feet tall.  He misjudged and jumped to the side and took a header off the bed to the wood floor and SCREAMED!  I quickly jumped up and he was on the floor with his already bad leg sticking out with his little toes spread and his eyes wide with pain.  I gingerly scooped him up and laid him on the bed on his side.  The leg still sticking out strangely.  It didn't appear to be broken but I just didn't know because that stupid connective tissue tumor we had removed from the leg last fall has come back and I was afraid that his leg was broken there.  The vet was to open in 10 minutes so I threw clothes on and we were off to the vet.  I waited most of the morning to hear something because the vet was not in yet and I had to leave the little guy.  He seemed better on the ride to the clinic but I just had to make sure.  Finally after lunch I went in when they said he was ready.  The vet said, I think (he talks big vet words), that nothing was broken.  He was more concerned with Clayton's shoulder which he showed me on the x-ray.  Poor guy has osteoarthritis in his shoulder, pretty bad.  I think being born with the short leg that has the shoulder up there anyway, it was inevitable that he would have these kind of issues.  Long story, but home we went with pain meds, antibiotic in case of a small fracture and not wanting to get a bone infection and a sort of order that he was GROUNDED.  Too bad that one didn't stick.  He's back to his old jumping and scrambling but that was SCARY!  We love this little guy so much.

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