Friday, January 29, 2010

The Results Are In...

Mom here again. Anna is still pretty wonky from being sedated from her vet visit today. We have mostly good news:

1. The elbow: the xrays showed no sign of ununited anconeal process, which would call for major surgery to repair. In fact, the only thing we could possibly find was fragmented coronoid process, this is a different part of the elbow. It doesn't really look fragmented, but more like a lesion in that area. We're going to follow up in 4-6 weeks with another xray, and if that's the case, a surgery, not as invasive as the one for the anconeal process one, will simply remove that tiny piece and she should be fine.

2. Hip Xrays: right hip is great!

3. Hip Xrays: left hip has displaysia. Right now it's nothing horrible, but years down the road we may need to look at options. It wasn't horrible, but the socket was shallower than the right.

4. All her spine and vertebre looked fine!

So all in all we're very pleased with the xrays. I have to tell you, as a mom I was really worried about what the hip xrays were going to show--you never know what's going on in there and I've seen some horrible xrays. But with her right hip being in such great shape, the likelyhood of horrible problems down the road should be avoided.

The vet thinks if we sent her xrays off to OFA she'd be judged Fair.

Thanks for all the well wishes and paw crossing!! Anna and I really appreciate it!! Right now she's passed out on the couch but did eat a little bit of ground rabbit and quail so there's something in her tummy. Again, thanks to all our bloggy friends! Anna is so lucky to have you all!

~Dog Mom


  1. I'm glad the news was mostly good. As long as you keep up with exercise and maybe start supplementing as she gets a little older, I bet that hip won't cause a problem.

  2. Woof! Woof! Good to hear. Will continue to send my Golden Healing Thoughts for your quick recovery. Have a good rest. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Make sure woo work her Anna -

    Woo need lots of extra pampering this weekend!

    PeeEssWoo: From what we read, Sam is khwite khorrekht about exercise and supplements - pretty good news today! Khongrats!

  4. Hi Anna,

    We are very happy to hear your tests turned out well.

    Enjoy your weekend and milk it gurlfuriend!


  5. Mostly good news is better than the alternative. We hope Anna has many years before her hip becomes a problem for her. Give her lots of snooter kisses and some exra treats too.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  6. That sounds like almost wonderful news! We have been worried about Anna all day. It's great to know she's home and safe and in actually really good condition! Give her treats from us and hugs too! Love, Debbie and Holly

  7. Overall, good news! Glad she's back home and resting.
    Hugs and belly rubs to Sweet Anna!

  8. Glad the results were mostly good.