The Dreaded Limp
I just got back from a 5 day trip a few days ago and was beyond excited to see Lucy and Jordi. Or as I call them, my mamas and papas 💕
I got home around 10:30 and at about, let’s say 10:31, my face was covered in an inch of slober. They were excited to see me too :) Isn’t that the best thing—coming home to a dog?
We didn’t do much that night. I woke up the next morning excited to get back into the swing of things.
It was a freezing cold NYC morning. We went out and things were great for a little bit. Then about 2 blocks in I noticed lucy walking a little funny. She was limping.
We slowed down and I examined her paws. All seemed good. We started walking again and although there was less of a limp, it was still there. I cut her walk short.
If you’ll remember, Lucy had surgery on her hind left knee about a year and a half ago for a luxating patella—this is fancy lingo for a knee that doesn’t stay in place.
This time her behavior seems a little different. Last time she would yelp in pain for a moment, or she’d stop walking and just sit.
This time she’s in a great mood, eager for more activity, but still has a slight limp.
In the back of my mind, I knew there was a good chance that she’d need surgery on that other hind knee. I was just hoping we’d be lucky.
It’s been two days of this on and off limping. It’s too early to say that it really is her knee again since this behavior doesn’t really match up to before. But I can’t help but worry about her. The surgery itself wasn’t bad, but the recovery after is brutal for all involved.
I’ve been going to work a little later and leaving a little earlier every day so I can spend more time with her.
I know she’s always well cared for during the day, but at a time like this I really wish I can be with her and examine her every move.
I made an appointment with her vet for Saturday. It’s Friday now. I’ll keep you guys posted on what he says.