August 25th, 2006

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Clio has busted her leg

Thursday morning Andres noticed that Clio was limping a bit, but it didn't look bad. Therefore, he forgot to mention it until much later that evening, when I noticed that she wasn't putting any weight on her right rear leg at all, she would squeak if it was touched, and the ankle had swollen to about twice its usual diameter. So today Andres hauled her in to the vet; this is actually the first time they've seen her, so they were terribly impressed by her cuteness and general adorability.

As far as they can tell from the x-ray, the leg isn't actually broken, just twisted or sprained or something. They have put it in a tape splint, which is much more awkward to get around with than her previous solution of just holding it tucked up to her body all the time, but which does seem to be protecting it from random bumps. Or maybe that's the painkiller. (Well, I guess Metacam's really mostly an inflammation reducer, but it certainly doesn't hurt.)

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