JK about the ACL
Back here with another update on the hopefully soon ending saga re: Lucy's legs.
After a frustrating bout of weeks trying to see a surgeon via our regular vet, we decided to just bite the bullet (and bank accounts) and take Lucy into Blue Pearl for a consultation.
It turned out that her ACL was okay, but she had a problem with her knee cap staying in place. This is called patellar luxation. Basically what happens is that with certain movements, her knee cap comes out of it's grove in her leg bone and causes her sudden pain. This will go away once the muscle relaxes, but still is hella painful whenever it happens. And this happens in both her knees.
We had a choice whether or not to proceed with surgery to fix this. Lucy was having this happen to her a few too many times, and she's only one year old. We want her to be able to live her best life for years to come. So we elected for surgery.
Surgery for this type of ailment can go two ways:
1. deepen the groove that the knee cap sits in
2. fastening the kneecap so it doesn't come out of place
Our surgeon decided that it would be best to fasten Lucy's kneecap to keep it from sliding out. She had surgery this past weekend on her left knee.
I'll keep you posted on her progress.