Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Eva girl had her hip and heart x-rays yesterday.

The hip x-rays are because she always walks and runs a bit strangely and she looks like she has cowhocks.

The heart x-rays because her momma Hana had it and we're worried that Eva might inherit it.

The reports of the x-rays:
The hip - Eva's right hip looks fine at the moment but her left side has something called joint space increase. The vet's advice is to just leave it and give our girl some supplement and keep an eye on it. The worst case is she might need a surgery when she's bigger but if it's under control, we should just keep an eye on her as she's still developing. Apparently this joint space increase can't be fixed up except surgery (my understanding at the moment) but as long as it doesn't aggravate, we should just leave it. However, according to the vet, we need a second opinion and that's why he kept the films as he wanted to pass them to an orthopaedist who is in univsercity for a second opinion. We'll get back to him next Friday.

The heart  - According to the x-rays, Eva's heart looks clear and has no sign of heart enlarged problem. In the x-rays, due to her moving but not staying still, her heart looks a bit lopsided. The vet didn't give her anesthesia when he did the heart x-rays because he knew Hana had it and it's better not to put any burden on her. The anesthesia was only for the hip.

After a couple of hours at the vet's, Eva was happy to see us and the vet said she was an angel there as she made no fuss, no barking and behaved very well. She was so happy when we reached home, Mika and Laura all went to her and gave her loads of licks and sniffs of course. The little one jumped, ran and barked happily as usual.

To us, the x-rays report didn't sound too good nor too bad and we'll keep doing whatever we're doing with her right now.


Yas said...

Hi Eva!
Here hoping and wishing that things will stay well for you!!
Stay happy and strong!!


koko said...

Phew!... no bad news is good news... and hope Eva will grow up to be a strong and healthy girl.

Licks, hero

Sara said...

I thought it sounded like pretty good news, especially her heart. Always a good idea to get a second opinion, and I'm glad your doctor is doing so.

I hope Eva continues to grow strong and healthy, without surgery.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

It didn't sound like anything terrible anyway. It'll probably take quite a while to know if there's anything that needs to be done about the hip. Supplements can help a lot with that, too, in our experience.

wags, Lola

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I agree with the others. Nothing terrible was said and that is GOOD! You just have to keep an eye on her hip and hopefully that will remain under control.

It is wonderful her heart tested well, she more than likely won't have the same problem as her Mom, keep thinking positive!

Good Girl Eva at the vet!

Chris and Ricky said...

I agree with Sara that the x-ray news was pretty good - she doesn't have Hana's heart problem so that is awesome news! And her left hip doesn't sound too bad - wait and see what the other vet says and then as you say, watch her and let her grow up and time will tell. She is a happy and healthy girl!

Diana said...

Sounds like a good plan to me. Diana

Keiko said...

So happy to hear that Eva's vet visit went well. She is such a sweetie! We are so glad to hear that her heart is clear and the hip thing is manageable!

Andrea said...

Praying for her little hips!
Woofs and wags,

Remington said...

I am sure she will be fine! She is such a tough little girl! And it didn't say anything that is good!

Bandit's Pack said...

Thank goodness nothing glaring showed up on either x-ray. I bet, and hope, that the joint space increase will take care of itself. What a brave girl Eva was to undergo both of these x-ray procedures! ♥♥♥

houndstooth said...

We're glad to hear that there was no bad news! Eva, you certainly take beautiful pictures!


katie, Maizey and Magnus said...

very glad you are taking such good care of your princess! A question about joint space increase-does that have anything to do with her growth plates?

Obviously not the same, but maizey's patella's did not develop problems until after her growth plates were closed and the surgeon made sure he would not operate until they were closed. Just curious. Glad all is well!

MadameMoiselle said...

No bad news is definitely good news.. Should definitely seek a second opinion.. If you don't mind me suggesting, you should send Eva to Dr. Yeoh ( only look for Senior) for a second opinion..

Even the doctors at UPM goes to him for consultation on most uncommon surgical cases.. (i know this for a fact cuz I did my industrial training with him)

You can also try the Gasing Vet too.. They are really good ..

Moiselle and mom

Sagira said...

Sounds like she is going to be just fine. :)

the booker man said...

oh, miss eva, i'm so so glad that your heart is a-okay!! i am keeping my paws crossed that your left hip will be just fine and that it's just cuz you are still growin'!
the booker man

Mini Aussie Ace! said...

Aw! We hope everything goes well for Eva! She is such a beauty and we are sure she is a great companion! I love to see you are so diligent about finding a solution to her hip problem!
Eva is looking fabulous like usual!

MadameMoiselle said...

Hi Priscilla

Here is the address and phone number to Yeoh's vet..

Yeoh Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
126 Jalan SS 24/2, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 7804 8684, Fax: 03 7805 2350

It's facing the LDP highway, on the left handside if you are coming from Puchong to Bandar Utama... and it is just the next block after the car showroom. And the signboard is blue and white !!

I hope the information helps!

Serene (Zelle's mom)

AC said...

So glad Eva's heart's OK. I've never heard of that joint space before, but hope it doesn't ever need surgery.

Glad she did so well at the vet, but sure bet she was happy to be home.

Vonnie said...

Good to hear all is well with Eva. Hopefully her hips will sort themselves out, she is still a puppy still time to grow.

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