Thursday 11 October 2012

Bridie boosts more fans

I've had a couple of busy days with Bridie, she was at the vets yesterday as her legs were causing me concern again.  She has become a bit of a star at the vets, everyone always wants to take her home and there must be numerous photo's of her round the Morpeth area as everyone always wants to take photos.

To cut a very long story short she had lots of xrays and has a long bone deformity in her front leg.  Now for the tricky bit, what to do in an animal that still has so much growing to do?  Do nothing and see what happens, take out some bone now maybe too much, maybe not enough and need another operation or try to minimise the condition getting worse whilst she grows a little more and buy ourselves some more time.

We bought Bridie home yesterday whilst Sam (our vet) discussed the matter with other specialists and sought more advice.

After lots of discussion we were back to the vets again today and she has had her casts put back on, this time under sedation to allow a little more pressure to be put on without distressing her (not that much seems to bother her it has to be said) and the bone will monitored for a little longer.  It has been decided that in an animal that still has so much growing to do (she's only  6 weeks old) the risk of doing more damage was too great and she is coping well as things stand now.

Bridie is such a little fighter I intend to give her every chance I possibly can to lead a happy and healthy life.


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Hope she progresses well.

Miriam said...

Bridie has every chance with your care. Good luck Bridie.

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for you all jx

Shirley said...

Poor Bridie, hope she gets on OK with the casts. She couldn't be in better hands though. Shirley & Robbie

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Ah .. hope this does the trick and buys her some more time as she grows ... I bet she is a real sweetie and has stolen lots of hearts at the vets .... fingers crossed for a good long term prognosis .... Jayne