Luxation Of The Patella
What the heck is a patella? Or a luxation, for that matter? I have never heard of either of those things, but apparently, that is what's wrong with my leg.
I have a luxation of the patella on my right rear leg. Dr. Bruhn (who I think just happens to be sweet on me) told my Daddy that in a human it would be like having a dislocated kneecap, except it keeps snapping in and out of place. I might need surgery, but Dr. Bruhn said it could get better on it's own, so we should wait a couple weeks and then have it re-checked. Personally, I think he just wants to see me again.
So in the meantime, I have some anti-inflammatory pills to take, and I'm not supposed to run around at all for the next two weeks. Duke is pissed. He thinks I'm doing it on purpose just to torture him and deprive him of his playtime. I wish that were the case, but unfortunately I'm under Doctors orders to be pretty much confined to the couch for a while. I just hope I don't have to have surgery. I've had it before, and it is no fun at all. So if Dr. Bruhn says I need to rest, then that's what I'm going to do. If you need me, I'll be laying in the recliner with Mommy.
Pug Hugs ~ Gidget
P.S. Thanks for all the get well messages everydoggy! I really appreciate it!