Duck with sprain or brake? (Possible infection or re-injured after surgery) [PICTURES]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiamondSwan, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. DiamondSwan

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    Gucky (my 2-year-old female Welsh Harlequin) injured her foot somehow and I'm still trying to figure out what happened. I noticed that she was limping and that it was swollen, and decided to keep her penned up for a few days. The swelling went down and she seemed to be doing fine so I let her out.

    Well, today I noticed that she couldn't walk on her foot at all and that it was very swollen and discolored. I don't think it's bumble foot or see any obvious signs of a brake. It is the same foot that she had surgery on about a year ago. She dislocated her toe joint and it popped through the bottom of the foot so our vet had to cut the dead bone. It healed up nicely and scar tissue replaced her missing joint. She was able to walk normally again and there were no problems until now.

    I have her contained and have been soaking her foot in Epsom Salt. I just don't know if she broke it, re-injured it somehow or if there's any infection involved. Any ideas?

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  2. DiamondSwan

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    The black on her ankle isn't normally there. It just showed up in the last 24 hours. And her foot isn't responsive at all when I move it around. It kinda just hangs dead.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Is the foot warmer or cooler than the other?
     
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    It's pretty warm. Her good foot is cold and clammy. :hmm
     
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    Do you think it's infected?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    It could be. Can you take her to the vet?
     
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    Well, I could but... I'd have to come up with the money somehow because my mom is not too excited about another vet trip. I hope she doesn't need another $250+ surgery. :( I'm worried that her foot is dying because it's turning black and it's unresponsive. Have you ever seen that before?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Haven't seen it before. Best to have a vet look at it.
     
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    Okay. I'll have to see what I can do. I'll keep you posted. ;)
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    :fl
     
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