Hello, my Husky/Labrador mix, Mousky is an 8 year old female. She had the Traditional Repair surgery done exactly one week ago today.
Everything was going well, she was contained to one room, walked only with a leash and a homemade harness. On day 5, she started to tiptoe a little bit on her repaired leg.
On Christmas Eve (day 6), my daughter took her out to pee, but I think the collar was loose because Mousky escaped in the yard. My daughter doesn’t know if she ran or walked around in the snow (we are in Canada, near Ottawa)because it was dark. It took her about 7 or 8 minutes to get her back and inside the house.
For the rest of the evening, she licked her sutures, something she didn’t do at all before. Today, Chrismas Day, Mousky is not licking anymore, seems fairly confortable and she puts a little weight on her bad leg but she holds it at angle to the side. Before this incident the leg was more like straight down, now it’s clearly at an angle.
I am afraid that the lines have ruptured. Is there any way that we can know for sure? The vet clinic is closed until tomorrow.
If she moved too much and broke or extended the lines, is it the whole surgery that has to be redone or would this be more minor, and less costly?
We already spent 500$ in consultations plus 1500$ for the surgery and can not afford much more. My daughter is usually a pretty responsible girl, she is just 13 years od but is already 6 feet tall and she loves animals. She had been taking Mousky out and was doing okay with it until this happened.
Have we ruined everything?