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Horses at blue water Lake state park

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fleur, thy name is ...

Cut showing on the back of Fleur's left arm below elbow.
Cut below left eye on Fleur



Yesterday while at work, Fleur decided to go under the office desk to pull a dog blanket out .After a few seconds, I saw that she had spraddled her front legs out to each side of her body, and she was very slow to get her stability back.  I thought that she was just needing to make room for herself under the desk, but a few minutes later she walked up to me, and I saw the mark on her face.  I thought it was a piece of eye matter, so I got her to come closer.  When she got close, I could tell it was a cut!
I decided to look for any other marks, and found that she had  a small cut on her left front leg, on the back side of the area between her elbow and her wrist.  Neither of these cuts was bleeding, but she acted like they were tender.
As the evening proceeded, I was going about my normal business, and Fleur acted normal, until later when Power wanted outside.  Both dogs went  outside, and then as they were ready to come back inside, Fleur hollered and barked.  I thought she was being her usual bossy self and telling Power how to behave.  It didn't seem as if she was in pain.


Then I realized that Fleur was holding her right front foot up in the air.  I leaned over to look at it and saw that the foot was bloody between the toes on her right front foot.  Fleur didn't want me "messing" with it, so I decided to delay my examination and leave her to rest.  She settled on the sofa and licked on her foot for several hours.
This morning she is still licking the "cuts", and acts like she feels fine otherwise, so I am trying to decide if going to the vet is necessary.

 I called the vet's office and make an appointment for this afternoon. I am going to go to town with laundry this afternoon, and will combine the two trips.  The Vet's office is about 25 miles from the state park, but with the cost of gas, I make the trip only when really needed ( to make my retirement money last better).


This morning, (the day after the cuts were found) I found another big cut on her right hind foot, between two toes.  It looked about 2 inches long, and the on in her right front foot seemed 1 1/2 in to 2 in long!  I cannot figure out how these cuts occurred.  I already have an appointment at the vet, so we proceeded to their office.  The vet said that he really needed to anesthetize her and operate on the two large cuts between her toes, so I had to leave her overnight, and tomorrow I will be picking her up.  





Fleur is not putting any weight on the right front foot.






Fleur is putting some weight on the right rear foot.


I gave her a half aspirin, and see was able to get some sleep after we came home from the vet.

14 comments:

  1. Poor baby! I hope she is feeling all better soon.

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    1. Thank you Patty. I hope so as well.

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  2. That is so strange - I can't imagine what could have happened. I hope she will heal very quickly and be able to walk normally soon. Poor thing! :(

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    1. I'm trying to figure it out also. If I ever know I'll tell you.

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  3. Oh, poor Fleur! I hope you have a speedy recovery and aren't sore for long! That sounds dreadful!

    Bunny

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    1. Dear Bunny, thanks so much for wishing me well. Mom is trying to get me to eat hot dog with pain pills and antibiotics in it! I'm too smart for that!

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  4. Poor girl. Greyhounds and their thin skin.

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    1. Yes, you are right. The big cuts are in the top side of the feet in all the webbing and other tissue between the toes.

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  5. Sending hugs to (((Fleur))). Hope she recovers completely. What a worry for you not knowing how it happened.

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    1. Sue, you are right, it is a worry. I am always very near and try very hard to eliminate all dangers, but this is a mystery.

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  6. Poor Fleur, that must feel very sore. Hope it heals quickly.
    Thanks for visiting our blog and your kind words about my sketch.
    I would love to be travelling in an RV with my dogs, you are so lucky.
    Lynne

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  7. Poor Fleur. She has had her fair share of ouchies. Get better soon, darling Fleur.

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    1. Kirsten, I think she is better but she's having trouble walking and so she's needing help.

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