Poor poor Lucy is out of commission for a while if the vet diagnosed her condition properly. It all started on Monday when we all went down to the family hunting cabin for a hike.
It was such a beautiful day, sunny and warm, we really enjoyed hiking through the woods. Lucy absolutely loves it there. It’s like heaven for a dog, tons of smells, rocks, leaves, acres and acres to explore.
Lucy was running across the field and suddenly yelped in pain and then started hopping along not using one of her back legs. We put her in the car and headed home, figuring she’d stepped on something or pulled a muscle. After giving her an aspirin and a vitamin C tablet that night we figured she’d be a little better in the morning. The following morning she was still limping around and not putting any weight on her back left leg. We figured something was wrong so we called and made an appointment with the vet for the following morning. Yesterday morning we were up bright and early to take Lucy to the vet. Lucy isn’t like most animals, she LOVES going to her vet, Stacy is one of her favorite people (the people at the vets are super fond of Lucy as well). Whenever I call they say, “Oh, you’re Lucy’s mom, we love Lucy.”
Lucy was diagnosed with a torn ACL, so I guess she’s not going pro. She’s on an anti-inflamatory and her mobility is restricted to see if she heals up. We’re trying a few homeopathic treatments: Tendon Rescue Gel, vitamin C & E and some Astragulus extract. Hopefully those work. She’s going to be on bed rest for a few weeks and then on restricted movement for a couple months. Poor poor Lucy can’t chase the UPS man. Hopefully she’s back up and running when spring comes, it’s her favorite time of year.