Dusty had his x rays today. When we took him in, the lovely orthopaedic surgeon made a fuss of him then examined his leg and said he couldn’t get the patella to pop out of place – which was great!
He then took him away for his x rays and we had a couple of hours to kill. We decided not to go anywhere but sat in the car for a while with a cup of coffee. I practised writing with my left hand (see Rosemary’s blog for why) and we watched the comings and goings of other patients and their people.
It was quiet in the waiting room so we went back inside half an hour before we were due to pick him up. Lovely vet came out, saw us sitting there and said, “The x rays were great and he’s awake. I’ll see if he’s okay to come home.”
A minute later there he was, still a bit woozy from the anaesthetic, but pleased to see us. We can increase his on-lead walks now and we’re to ring in three weeks to let the vet know how he’s doing. He’s still not allowed to see Poppy because of the rough and tumble risk, but hopefully it won’t be too much longer.
He’s still hopping occasionally, but hopefully that will fade as he exercises more and with the help of hydrotherapy.
He got a lovely bandage with pictures of tractors on (from the anaesthetic).