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Hello, this is Dr Mike. I will be happy to discuss this with you. My apologies for the delay. How did this injury happen? Would it be possible to upload any pictures for me to review also? What medications are we on?
Do you have google drive or icloud you can upload the photos too and then send me the link to review?
Did the radial nerve injury just start recently? After the meningitis? One of the keys to helping this recover is to start on a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory daily to take the swelling down around the nerve. COntinual swelling around the nerve can lead to long term nerve damage.
Does the whole leg just drop down? Or are we able to lift the upper portion of the leg some, just not support weight on the lower part of the leg?
The image came through, thank you
Can you resend the picture? Only the top portion of it came through. Sorry for the inconvenience.
That came through nicely. Thank you
We should not have to do a whole leg splint, just the lower leg below the elbow ( you may be calling it the knee) this wil keep the lower leg straight. This will be the important part to keep straight for while the nerve heals. I would also discuss with your veterinarian about an NSAID called Flunixin meglumine or if there is a different one that is used more in Ireland, this will likely need to be done for some weeks, to take the swelling down around the nerve
I am happy to help you here. I am from a ranch in the Dakotas, I used to raise sheep also many years. I will be happy to assist you with any future questions about your animals also.
Please let me know how things turn out for your little one. For future questions here you can request for them to be sent for Doctor Mike, I will be happy to help. Have a wonderful evening and best of success.