About 1 month ago, my 8 year old Border Collie completely tore his CCL and Meniscus to his right rear leg. Neo already had 1 big strike against him. He had broken his left leg when he was a puppy and developed terrible arthritis in that leg.
We had a stem cell transplant in 2010 for the left leg, because it had become too painful. Neo was just about lame on the left back leg. The stem cell transplant did not work. So, Neo has been compensating with his left back leg. But….1 month ago while “herding” a tennis ball he tore his CCL. Now both of Neos back legs are seriously injured.
Neo did fine with the initial surgery but he is not progressing. He has now been placed on muscle relaxers, along with the meloxicam and tramadol. He’s been on muscle relaxers for over a week now because the vet feels he might be having muscle spasms from the unusual way he holds his body, with two painful and weak back legs.
We’ve brought Neo back to the surgeon twice. But I have a feeling we’ll be going back tomorrow.
Am I expecting to much to quickly? Why is my boy still limping, having trouble getting up and down stairs, and just getting up from a prone position?
Does anyone have any suggestions??