Monday, December 13, 2010

Coulee Update

We took Coulee and the girls for a good hard run on Sunday as we knew it might be her last for a while if we had to get a foot biopsy done.

I just got back from the vet and we opted not to do the biopsy at this time.

Her pad is looking good, but that doesn't mean that she is out of the woods.

It is possible that it was just some sort of trauma, but it is just as likely that it is an autoimmune issue.  It isn't uncommon for symptoms to wax and wane at the beginning. I thought that if the pad healed on its own, it meant it was trauma so I was feeling very optimistic this morning.

So for now, we are going to do more waiting and watching. There is no point putting her through a pad biopsy if it was possibly trauma. We need to keep an eye out for sores/abnormalities on her lips, ears, nose and feet.

I feel really relieved but I also feel like I'm sticking my head in the sand and refusing to see reality.  But I can't go through life worried.  These past few weeks, I was more than a little obsessed. It got to the point where if she saw me head towards her, she would get up and leave.  We are going to go back to life as normal and I'll try and keep my inspections to a once a week minimum. 


Taryn said...

Oh, that is an odd looking pad issue. Could it be a fungus/yeast infection? Do you feed salmon oil? It really seems to help with dryness.

I hope her foot continues to improve.

Kim said...

I'm glad to hear Coulee's foot is looking better. Let's hope it was just some sort of trauma and she is on the mend.

WigglyZack said...

Fingers crossed it is trauma. HOpe it continues to improve. Hang in there.

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Siamo felici che la zampa di Coulee stia meglio.
Ma io credo che sapere la verità sia sempre la cosa migliore.
Per Igor, anche se l'operazione all'occhio è andata molto bene, sapere se il tumore che gli è stato tolto ( ed era dav'vero grande ! )fosse di origine maligna o benigna era giusto saperlo per prendere atto della vera realtà.
Buona giornata :)