April 24, 2013

Orthopedic Specialist Time

Riley has been limping worse and worse as each month passes and refusing to put any weight on her injured leg. I can pick up her right hind leg and she absolutely collapses if I make her use the other leg as support. A few days ago she sat on the floor and stared up at me, crying, because she couldn't jump onto the bed. I knew it was time to schedule an appointment with a vet at UC Davis. We are going to see an orthopedic specialist (translation: very expensive vet for leg injuries) on May 15th. The hubby and I are hopeful they can give us some answers and possibly some solutions for our poor little girl. Hunt training has been put on hold (yet again) until she's better. 1st appointment is going to cost us $140 just for them to look at her leg, not to mention the cost of gas for the 4 hour round trip drive. I'd better bid my meager savings account farewell.

Sweet Riley has a hard time getting comfortable these days. She likes to lay on the back of our couch because this way it relieves some of the pressure on her leg. <3 It's hard to see a family member you love in so much pain.

Cuddling with her brother
 Cooper is her best buddy and they do everything together. We are so blessed to have 2 of the best dog breed in the world! (We are a bit biased, of course!)

Cooper is getting so big! Almost 70lbs :)

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