Andy was limping heavily again this morning. I was looking at his left front paw and got to feeling around. The ankle on that leg feels swollen, especially behind the joint. I'm keeping ice on it and Andy on heavier doses of Tramadol to keep him quiet. We'll go see Dr. Root tomorrow for an X-Ray of his ankle. Had 2 X-rays done of his pad when he first started limping. It was very bruised, but no breaks. All of the bruising is gone now.
Wow, why did Dr. Vance prescribe Rimadyl when Andy is on prednisone? That does not make sense.
It sure doesn't. The vet on duty at the 24 hour ER at NVS called him and he said, "I don't know why I did that." I'm so thankful I knew about that from when Dr. Kim Williams at BluePearl suggested it when Andy tore his ACL (that she couldn't diagnose) and Dr. Root (Andy's regular vet) said it would have killed him being on Prednisone.
Jane had what I have midweek. and so I didn't get over to pick up the meds until today. I'm SO glad I knew the Rimidyl and Prednisone would be a deadly combination. What a nightmare it would have been had I not known.
As always, thank you for the well wishes ... for both of us
BTW, Jane and I both had PBJ's made from a new jar of peanut butter before we got sick, she midweek, and me Friday night. Checked the jar, and sure enough the FDA just listed it as one of the brands made by Sunland recalled due to salmonella. Jane's feeling 70% and I'm still recuperating, but at least I'm breathing!! LOL