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 Post subject: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Iam notsure how she might have broken her rib, but there is a hardbuldge on her rib cage that I just noticed. She has a vet appointment for this afternoon. If it isbroken, I have no idea what can be done for it. I am worried.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Maybe it's a swelling, like from a insect sting, or a lipoma lump that you just haven't noticed until now? I think it would be very unlikely that your dog could break a rib without you noticing. The only times I've seen animals with fractured ribs have been when the animal was hit by a car or fell from a high place. The treatment is cage rest and pain meds, unless the break is bad and there is danger of a lung being punctured, and then I think they may do surgery. But it hurts like hell to break ribs, so I think it would be obvious if your dog had.

Good luck at the vet! I hope it's nothing serious.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Well, it is some sort of hard tumor. It is pretty big. We will get some results on what it is at the earliest by Thursday. I think it must be fast growing, because it is a pretty good size and very hard to miss.

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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:02 pm 
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That sucks! I'm sorry! On a related note, I find these seemingly seriously hard-ass pokey bits in my dog's side all the time, that sometimes when I feel them freak me out, like it feels like a broken rib! But then she'll shift position and they'll be gone, and I'll never feel it again until something similar but in a different spot. So I never talked to a vet about it because I could never feel it when at the vets. Maybe I should.

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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Sorry to hear that, Kimba! Good thoughts!

Mars, those are likely the floating ribs, totally normal. The last two ribs are not attached to the sternum, only come off of the spine, so they feel like pokey out-y bits sometimes. No big deal!


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 pm 
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I wish it didn't take so long to get biopsy results back. We lost our last dog to cancer and it was very difficult. I think it is bigger today.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:59 pm 
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It is a mast cell tumor, she has blood work on Monday and surgery on Tuesday. :(


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that the surgery goes well and her prognosis is good!


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:39 pm 
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My dog had her surgery today, it sounds like it went well! Hopefully I will get more details soon.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Here is Haley after her surgery. She is still kind of sedated. We are waiting on biopsy results to see if they got good margins.
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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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Aw, she's so cute! I hope the results are good.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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Oh, poor pup. she's adorable. I hope her test results are promising!

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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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So they didn't get all the margins and she is going to have to have a second surgery with a specialist. Hopefully that will get everything. It looks like she has better odds than our last dog did, at least that's what the cancer vet said. So here's to hope.


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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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I am so sorry kimba. Sending good thoughts for you and Haley. I hope they get everything next go through and that she has a full and complete recovery.

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 Post subject: Re: I think my dog broke her rib
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Awww poor cute baby. I'm so sorry you and her are going through this. Hoping for good results with you!!


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