Since my last post the edema in Riley's leg is gone as well as almost all of the red on her inner thigh. She still has a bump about the size of an oblong tennis ball on her inner thigh but her pain is gone. No pain meds for 4 days! She's in good spirits and has been running around like nothing was ever wrong. I took her into the vet this morning for a check-up. Dr. L could feel a small bump underneath the remaining swelling and is pretty certain that she tore a muscle. There's still a very small chance that the bump is an abnormal mass in her tissue but he's thinking not. Only time will tell the truth. We'll keep a close eye on her and pray that she doesn't have another flare-up in the next month.
Buster, on the other hand, is not doing so hot right now. I took him into the vet this morning as well for his annual check-up. While there he received a rabies shot in the rear and a distemper shot in the shoulder. We had a little Christmas party at work for lunch today and when I went back into my room, Buster stood up and was holding up his front leg. (For those of you that don't know, my dogs come to work with me.) I thought maybe he slept on his leg funny and it fell asleep. I went to take the dogs outside to go potty and Buster only made it halfway to the door before he laid down. He's acting very sluggish and spacey. I called the vet and they said he must be having a negative reaction to one or both of the shots. Great. One dog is better and now I have the other one to worry about! Poor guy.