Advice on swelling after injury
Hi, fellow GSD owners.
Almost a week ago, my dog and I were walking around the neighborhood when a neighbor's dog ran out of his yard and attacked us both. I had to go to the hospital and, after I came back, I took my best friend to the vet to be treated.
My dog got bit on the left carpal region (left wrist, if you will). He is on antibiotics (750mg Cephalexin, twice daily and 250 mg Ciprofloxacin, twice daily), pain meds, and anti inflammatory meds.
Although he is on limited activity, whenever I take him out to go to the bathroom he walks normally and seems ready to run around, although I don't let him. The same around the house. He acts as if he's fine. He appears to be able to bend his injured wrist without issues, as he sometimes does when he lies down, and even puts his head on top of it to rest. Of course, all this may be because he's not feeling anything due to the pain meds.
His joint to me still looks pretty swollen (see attached pics), so I was wondering if any of you have had a similar experience with your dog. My question is how long should it take for the swelling to go down?
The vet said to come back in 3 to 4 weeks if the injury worsens, which it hasn't. In fact, externally at least, it seems to be healing beautifully. I've called the vet several times to find out about the swelling, but she has not returned my calls. I am thinking of taking him to another vet, but I really can't afford it (just spent $500) and, like I said, he seems to be his normal self.
Any advice and words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. As always, thanks for taking the time to read and respond.