My poor baby broke her leg. We were playing ball and when she spun around to go after it, her foot must have gotten caught on the edge of the patio stone. She started screeching. My first thought was that she sprained it. After talking to a friend who has had similar problems, I thought she tore a ligament. She came in the house and went right to bed. I finally convinced her to come out around 1 pm today. I asked her if she wanted to go for a drive and she got up and ran right to the car. I had to lift her in, and off we went to the vet.
When we got there he knew that it was indeed broken. After X-rays, it was confirmed that she has a oblique fracture of the distal tibia. And because of the placement, she will now need surgery. So they splinted it so the bone wouldn't break through the skin and gave her some pain meds. I will find out more tomorrow.
Isis had surgery today. She went in this morning and Randy picked her up this evening. They said everything went as good as can be. She's home now resting. She's quite drugged up. I gave her a small amount of food with her pain medication. She whines every once in a while, I'm not sure if she's in pain, or just uncomfortable in the way I put her on the pillow.
Update: The leg healed well from what they could see. It was a horribly long process of healing. Lots of time being crated, many trips to the vet for bandage changes, two months of carrying her up and down the steps, putting a bag on her leg so it wouldn't get wet, taking her out on a leash. Then, an infection. She was allergic to the tape. Sores were oozing. They put another cast on that was shorter and put it on tighter. Which cut the circulation off in her foot. They removed the cast and she was confined to her crate for another week. It was horrible. Please see my later post for what happened next.