Ugh - so I took Pete to the vet -(see bites or blisters thread), and it turns out that it was probably just a sting or a bite, but looked worse because of the licking and his allergies -- However - some of you may know - that we got Pete b/c an old neighbor/idiot kicked him down a flight of stairs and broke his leg in 3 places - then left him liket hat for a month. Finally after calling cops and HS - we ended up taking him and getting him the surgery he needed. We knew it was risky b/c he had a severe break and a fracture where it had begun to heal incorrectly - but after a month - we took him in for follow up and everything was great!
5 months later - go to the vet for bug bite and he says that Pete's elbow is twice the size it should be -- I feel so stupid, like I should have known! I truly could not tell. His muscles were completely atrophied sp? when we first got him - so I jsut assumed that that is how he should look.
Now more x rays - He already has arthritis (b/c they let it go so long), and always will. So now I am afraid of amputation. That would be so tough after all we have done to get him to this point! It just sucks - i really hate the guy who did this to him!! I am fully aware that some dogs have it way worse, I am just pissed. We nearly broke the bank witht he first surgery, and now we were doing so well with him. Anyway - I am having a pitty (ha ha ) party for me and Pete! Thanks for letting me go off.