After a week or two of not knowing what was wrong, of being frustrated and worried, I was finally overcome. I put my head on hers and cried.
|Lulu waits at the vet for her diagnosis.|
A week later, we were at her regular vet. She would walk, yelp and hold up her leg.
The vets moved her legs. They performed an X-ray. It was a tear of the cranial cruciate ligament.
|A cranial cruciate ligament tear. Picture courtesy of Embrace Insurance.|
And why hadn't I waited one more day and seen her primary vet initially?
I have had many people try to reassure me that I am not a bad dog mom. I remain unconvinced. But I hope this post will help put your mind at ease... and give you something to think about.