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I am sorry for what you are going through ,have you looked into the SPCA ? or similar places that would be cheaper with the x rays.? My puggle Has the exact same thing and we are going through so much as he is a diabetic also. In August of 2016 he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes m 2 insulin shots a day and learning how to check his blood. We have no idea when he hurt his leg or what caused this. It seemed to just blow out over night ! , no limping , no crying and he doesn't seem to have a problem walking on it. He is in pain as it hurts him to even touch the area. I was told certain things are not supposed to be painful and it is common for dogs to grow them but usually they don't hurt.
I had been to the vet about four days prior to his ankle blowing up , doing our regular weigh in and he had lost a pound in less than two weeks. He had a bought of high sugars. We didn't see it then at all nor were there any signs of it being bothered. We have a lot of snow. I have gotten them better but every day is a challenge. I was told by my vet that the joints were fine and no detachment of tendons. He tried to take a needle biopsy and he only got blood and not enough to send away.There are supposed to be filled fluid sac , very moveable and not painful. In our case it is opposite I soaked it in warm cloth for a few days and finally some fluid and blood drained from the needle mark the doctor had poked him with. It went down considerably , they also say to ice it , then put heat on .
He has medicine for pain and inflammatory but I really think he needs antibiotics for the infection a lot of times they may lick the area a lot or rub it on things all the time. Definitely a soft spot to lay always , maybe starting to ice the area and see if that helps . The the heat , I find my guy Tucker likes the warm heat on there. Then polysporin , this is day number number 5 and he still has the sac inside but it isn't as swollen. My vet has told me there would not be enough skin to attach if they took this lump out. So surgery for us is not an option due to his size and diabetes. Maybe if you start some type of icing and heating it may help them a little. I wish you all the best as your pup seems to be predispositioned to getting them. good luck and god bless