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Embden Gander Hit by Car, PLEASE HELP

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My Embden gander (Clarence) was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. He hasn't been able to walk since. His "good" leg seems okay-ish but he can't walk on it either. I think he put his weight on it and strained it as well (as the other leg that was hit does not work at all). The bad leg is swollen badly at the ankle and he acts like he can't use it at all. It is floppy but warm to the touch. He has been to the vet 3 times. They say it is not broken. They give him pain killer with anti inflammatory and antibiotics and say to give it time and bring him back in a few days (every time). He has been for swims in the pond but hardly uses his bad leg at all. He just goes over and sits on the side area and rests. He sits in the same spot all day (on land) and isn't hardly eating at all. I am worried sick. I feel like he should be healing or making some sort of improvements by now (it has been 2 weeks) but he is not. He can flop himself with his wings about 4 feet but that is it and he only does that once a day. Does anyone have any suggestions that I can do to help? Please tell me he is going to be okay :(. He is only 4 years old. 


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Sadly my boy Clarence gave up and passed away. :hit He is missed every day. 

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our geese are family members and when we lose one, it creates a terrible void.  I know you will miss him, but you did what you could by taking him to the vet and keeping him comfortable.  I hope you have other geese that will help you deal with the loss of Clarence-he looked like a very sweet gander.

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Thank you so much.
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Sadly my boy Clarence gave up and passed away. :hit He is missed every day. 

So sorry for your loss.  :hugs

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Oh I am so sorry to hear that. I wonder if he may have also had some internal injuries.

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I'm so sorry!
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