For whatever reason I had it in my mind that today was going to be super hot and sunny. It wasn't. But it didn't rain either.
Thursday was a LONG day for me and by the time I stopped working around 10:30 at night I realized my dog had a limp. :| I couldn't see really anything wrong, so we went to bed and I figured I would deal with it in the morning.
This morning Nim had a fat little foot. A friend of mine, well versed in Nim's issues, suggested maybe some sort of allergy. So I hoped for a bee sting and started the benedryl. The problem is my vet is way over booked right now so I was trying to avoid an ER trip or forcing my way into their schedule. I still talked to them around 8am to talk options and tell them what I was seeing.
Around 1:30 I did a second dose of benedryl and soaked the foot. I was bargaining - deep down I knew this wasn't getting any better.
Soaking the foot was possibly the best thing I had ever done to Nim in
Emile's mind. He could hardly stand it. He kept circling and reaching in
to tap at the water.
After the soak, I gave up and called the vet back to try and squeeze in. The foot hadn't gone down and if anything I had a raised lump.
We had to lance the darn thing and wrap it. Since he has had 6 benedryl today he is quite tired. I can't imagine the foot feels great either, but at least it is not broken or sprained (dobermans are notorious for injuring toes).
I am hoping it will look better soon. It is hard to say what is wrong, but we are thinking some foreign body got stuck up in the webbing.
Come on sun! I have some plants that need planting...