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Old 02-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Tonight I was watching Bella and Rocco play, and in the midst of chasing Bella, Rocco smashed his left side into the door frame to our bedroom. He immediately yelped out in pain, and limped to me I'm most likely exaggerating, but when I felt on his upper left front leg it felt so loose, like it had been knocked out of his socket!! (yes, probably exaggerating; he wold probably be in much more pain). As it is, he is limping and seems that he cannot put much weight/pressure on that leg. I'm just so worried, as much as Bella's bumped into stuff she's never cried out in pain the way Rocco did. *knock on wood* The sound of it broke my heart. Currently don't have a vehicle, as my husband works nights and is away at work now. Is there anything i can do for my little guy?? he seems alright now, aside from the limping, but i can't just sit here in worry!
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just rest him tonight if he is not shaking, panting, etc then it may be the patella moved out of place - is it the back leg that he is lifting?
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I would just let him rest for the night. Keep him warm and kind of watch him. If he were in too much pain he would be crying most of the time. I went through this with Belle when she was little (2.5 pounds) scared the crap out of me. Took her to the vet ASAP and she said to let her rest and keep her warm until the regular vet came in during the morning. These little ones keep us on laert all the time. Belle likes to play with her big "brother" who weighs 85 pounds and she now full grown at almost 7 pounds. I just hate it, but he's really gentle with her, more so then she is with him Try not to worry. If he's still sore in the morning then call and see what the vet says. These night time vet calls are terrible, we paid over $200.00 for 15 minutes for her to say let her rest.
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I would just let him rest for the night. Keep him warm and kind of watch him. If he were in too much pain he would be crying most of the time. I went through this with Belle when she was little (2.5 pounds) scared the crap out of me. Took her to the vet ASAP and she said to let her rest and keep her warm until the regular vet came in during the morning. These little ones keep us on laert all the time. Belle likes to play with her big "brother" who weighs 85 pounds and she now full grown at almost 7 pounds. I just hate it, but he's really gentle with her, more so then she is with him Try not to worry. If he's still sore in the morning then call and see what the vet says. These night time vet calls are terrible, we paid over $200.00 for 15 minutes for her to say let her rest.
agree as my baby hurt her paw and my other her leg and and they said if it is broke they are in alot of pain
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Thank you so much for your replies!! In answer to your question dwerten, it was his left front leg. To be honest what truly worried me was that when i felt along his leg, it just felt so limp; the first thing i thought of was his patella the sound of pain he made was just heart wrenching, that's the only way to describe it. i'm keeping a close eye on him now. he's still wagging his little stub at me, so that's something. he just can't seem to put pressure on it. when he tries to walk somewhat quickly he just kinda falls forward on that leg, if that makes sense. i'm hoping that some rest will help him to feel better. Still worried but you all made me feel lots better. I really appreciate the advice!
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Similar thing happened when Uni was a baby. Any time she would move in the middle of the night I would get up and see if she needed to pee. I was still half asleep and holding her in one hand, getting my glasses in the other, and I guess I pushed on her bladder, she squirmed and fell out of my hand. She landed on her front right hand and was yelping. I thought I caused her to break her hand. She would hold it up off the floor, but when I touched and massaged it she did not cry out in pain. After a few mins she would gingerly put it down. I was so relieved. but yes, if they are in real pain, they will continually whine or cry out in pain. I think your baby just sprained something, just like my Uni did.
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Thank you so much for your replies!! In answer to your question dwerten, it was his left front leg. To be honest what truly worried me was that when i felt along his leg, it just felt so limp; the first thing i thought of was his patella the sound of pain he made was just heart wrenching, that's the only way to describe it. i'm keeping a close eye on him now. he's still wagging his little stub at me, so that's something. he just can't seem to put pressure on it. when he tries to walk somewhat quickly he just kinda falls forward on that leg, if that makes sense. i'm hoping that some rest will help him to feel better. Still worried but you all made me feel lots better. I really appreciate the advice!
if front then not patella - check paw to see if a nail was broken tht is first thing. Keep an eye on him if starts showing signs of pain after shock of it then may be a break -feel down the leg and where does he flinch? he will flinch when you hit the painful part and see if anything moves when going down leg slowly - if not broke they will limp on it and able to apply pressure if they put no pressure at all and in alot of pain then a break
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Similar thing happened when Uni was a baby. Any time she would move in the middle of the night I would get up and see if she needed to pee. I was still half asleep and holding her in one hand, getting my glasses in the other, and I guess I pushed on her bladder, she squirmed and fell out of my hand. She landed on her front right hand and was yelping. I thought I caused her to break her hand. She would hold it up off the floor, but when I touched and massaged it she did not cry out in pain. After a few mins she would gingerly put it down. I was so relieved. but yes, if they are in real pain, they will continually whine or cry out in pain. I think your baby just sprained something, just like my Uni did.
yep this is what my demi did and she would flinch when i got to paw so i knew it was paw related - she was fine in 3 days with rest
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if front then not patella - check paw to see if a nail was broken tht is first thing. Keep an eye on him if starts showing signs of pain after shock of it then may be a break -feel down the leg and where does he flinch? he will flinch when you hit the painful part and see if anything moves when going down leg slowly - if not broke they will limp on it and able to apply pressure if they put no pressure at all and in alot of pain then a break
Yup, feel all the joints, and try to slowly bend the joints. If no yelp, probably just a sprain. Give extra kisses from us!
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Thanks everyone. I felt along both his front legs, and no yelps or whimpers. Just a lot of sloppy kisses, lol. He's limping just a little but otherwise is his normal sweet lil self. Maybe it was just a sprain after all. I'm gonna keep an eye on him tonight, and have the hubby keep an eye on him while I'm out tomorrow. I'm kinda new at this so i guess i'm bound to freak out every once in awhile. But i'm glad i can come here with others who can relate and have good advice. Thanks again!
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Thanks everyone. I felt along both his front legs, and no yelps or whimpers. Just a lot of sloppy kisses, lol. He's limping just a little but otherwise is his normal sweet lil self. Maybe it was just a sprain after all. I'm gonna keep an eye on him tonight, and have the hubby keep an eye on him while I'm out tomorrow. I'm kinda new at this so i guess i'm bound to freak out every once in awhile. But i'm glad i can come here with others who can relate and have good advice. Thanks again!
limping is a good sign it is not broke as putting pressure on it so that is good as they will not put pressure if broke

hey we all freak out even if we know more - much easier to help others then when it happens to our own lollllll
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