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Swollen leg – side effect?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

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Hello all,

Now a question for all you recovering tripawds…

Elgin was doing extremely well, and still is very perky, very hungry, and moving around fantastically.  However, yesterday afternoon we noticed is right leg (the one through which the chemo was administered) was noticeably swollen.  Starting at the wrist, all the way to his elbow, it is swollen to about an inch and a half thicker in circumference than the other leg.  We tried to see if he was limping; it’s really hard to tell, when his normal gait is so humpy now without that back leg.  We asked him to walk, but he kept cavorting around, playfully!

We phoned the on-call vet at UC Davis and described what was going on, and she recommended that if his demeanor continued to be good, to monitor him overnight.  We did this. This morning he is still very perky, hungry, and again, doesn’t appear to favor it at all. Leg is still noticeably swollen, and possibly a tad bigger.

We will be phoning the vet again in a few minutes, but I wanted to put this out there to see if anyone else has had this happen…

        


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