Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sad news on my little boy

My sweet little boy has continued to limp since his visit to the vets last week and we were back there again today. Many x-rays later they found he has some degenerative arthritis in his left knee and swollen tendons. They are sending the x-rays to a specialist doggie radiologist in Canada for a second opinion but it looks like either a scope or surgery will be needed in the next few weeks. What has caused this we don't know, will he have problems with his other joints we don't know. At the moment he is supposed to have lots of rest (which for a 1 year old is near impossible) and NSAID's to help with the pain and inflammation. Mr Vet said he was real little trooper - he had 15 x-rays with his leg in all different positions and he just laid there quietly while they did it. We should get the results from the Canadian Doc in about a week and will know more then.


  1. Ho no. poor baby and so young to have this. He will be in ours prayers and I have my paws crossed for him.

  2. Oh no! Poor Denny :(

    This is the second young dog being diagnosed with arthritis in the knee I've heard of in the past two weeks.

    Hope the NSAID's help him out.

  3. All our paws are crossed for Denny.

    Sam and Pippen

  4. Oh no! We are sending you lots of AireZen and tons of healing thoughts and our paws are crossed for you, Denny.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

    Thank you for the cookie at bedtime idea. We'll try it out tonight!

  5. All our prayers furiends,

    RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

  6. Poor Denny, hopefully you will get some good news. I'll be praying for him.

  7. Get better soon wuzster, er, we mean Denny. We think the sock monsters had something to do with this.

    Essex & Sherman

  8. I'm sorry to hear this. It's so hard keeping our babies quiet and knowing they are not 100%.

    I'm sending good thoughts to him (and you).

  9. Our paws are crossed! I hope you get some news from the doctors real soon!

  10. Denny!! What are you doing?? We hope they can figure this out and that you feel the betterments soon. I have arthritis in my elbow cuz the vet thinks I had elbow dysplasia and I take rimadyl, butt I'm much older than you!!


  11. Oh Dear Denny, we are just so sorry. But we know you are a strong boy. And we know everyone loves you so much.

    We will keep our paws crossed for you.


  12. Poor Denny, he is so young to have arthritis. Could it be related at all to his anxiety meds? We hope he will be OK. Paws crossed.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. Aww..poor little guy. Sending scottie prayers your way for healing!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  14. We're sending terrier zen in your direction...hope those achie wachies go far away and they figure out what they can do...you are waaaaaay to young to have that ARTHUR ITIS...


    Scruffy, Lacie and Stan

  15. Awww Denny! No wonder you sometimes seem a bit spooked, you're in pain all the time and probably don't know where it's coming from! Katie and I hope you are feeling better real soon!

  16. Poor 'like guy, way to young for this diagnosis. We will send prayers for comfort and healing.

    Winston, Chloe and Cecil

  17. Poor little guy - we will keep him in our prayers!


  18. Poor boy! I hope there is something they can do to help!

  19. Oh man! That stinks. I know how those owies can be. I hope you can find some medicines to make you feel better. I'm thinking of you.


  20. Dawling Denny
    I am so sowwy that youw knee has this. I know you awe tewwibully bwave, but I'm sending you tons of extwa healing smoochies to make suwe that you can get bettew soon..I hope the second opinions help make it all easiew
    Smoochie kisses to bof of you

  21. oh,poor boy
    we send good thoughts and cross all our paws and fingers for the sweet furbaby!
    hope,all will be good,soon
    kisses and hugs to all three cuties
    anni,the foxbrothermomma

  22. Aw, paws are crossed for you, bud.

  23. Oh goodness! We are keeping our fingers and paws crossed for your poor baby!


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