Elderly pet/w sprained ankle!

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My 13 year old lab Pim sprained his ankle or something yesterday while I was going for a bike ride with him.
He was running in the ditch on a snow drift that was crusted over, fell through, I heard a snap, but don't think he broke it because he is walking on it some.
In 2 hours I have a vet appointment for him.

:star: Prayers for him please :exmark:

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Ye gods Larry what were you thinking of running an old boy in a ditch where you can't see what's in it. Sorry to sound hard but my concerns are for the old boy. I really hope nothing is damaged probably something he trod on snapped. Just think Larry could you carry him if needs be. If not don't put him in danger. Sorry to be a pessimist but I'm on old Pim's side, give him a cuddle and stroke from me and Chance(another 13 year old boy)

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Larry! What did the vet say?

Larry!
What did the vet say? How is Pim???

LOve,
Deb

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Oh Dear

Larry! How is Pim? I agree with Colin on carrying him to be on the safe side.

Hopefully that "snap" was a branch breaking under him!

Good thing you can get to the vet so fast!!

Give him hugs from me :star:

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RE: Pim

He tore a tendon or ligament in his elbow.

He is doing much better now that he has some pain medicine!

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Give that boy extra hugs and

Give that boy extra hugs and kisses and he'll be right as rain in no time my friend.

Deb

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Good News!

Larry, good to hear Pim's okay despite the pain and swelling.

Did the vet suggest keeping him warm? You can take an old sock and slit it at the toe and slide it up his leg ...

Dogs are notorious for going the distance to please us!

Happy Doctorin' -- :)

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RE: Hugs/RE: Good News!

Sure thing Deb, he has been lapping up attention,,,,when he hasn't been getting extra sleep in, and he played like a puppy in the new snow this mourning,,,,even if he did still limp in-between leaps and bounds!

Redmink, thanks for the tip about the old sock, I need to go through the sock drawer again anyway. :)

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My heel,,,

Apparently Pim isn't the only one feeling a bit too spry, I leaped over a puddle yesterday and my heel hasn't quit hurting since! Now I have even more sympathy for Pim knowing how he thought it was so much fun to run through the snow drift, and hurt himself doing so! Old age creeps up on us all I guess, just a few years ago I could have leaped across the street instead of the puddle and would have felt nothing but joy,,,,now I'm sorry I was almost mad at Pim for getting himself hurt acting like a puppy!

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Two In Convalesence!

Take care of you too, and you and Pim can lay about and order the cats to fluff your pillows! :D

(age, smage)

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Thanks Redmink!

Thanks Redmink, the cats will probably want to use the pillows themselves after fluffing them, but it's worth a try!

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We are both getting better!

We went for a nice long walk this mourning, about 7 miles total, we both held up pretty good! Pim is slimmed down to about what he weighed when I got him 3 1/2 years ago, Pugsley is slimming down but not as fast as Pim did,,,I'm not losing much weight, but am continuing to get taller, I must be almost as tall as I was when I got out of the Marines, but I'm not sure how tall that was!

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That's Good To Hear!

A long walk is always helpful, I'm glad you and Pim were both up for it.

The weight comes off in the Spring (hopefully), and taller will help too.

Don't overdo it, but I'm sure everyone is reminding you on that.

Take care Larry!

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Thanks Redmink!

Most of my weight loss does seem to be in the spring when I get busy with the lawnmower and garden.

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