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From: MSN Nicknametessa111855  (Original Message)Sent: 1/16/2009 7:47 PM
Belle has an elbow Hygroma. The vet said probably from an injury since she sleeps on the bed. It looks and feels like an abcess, but is not painful to her at all. Said they can be caused by sleeping on a hard surface. Maybe should get a sleep number for her. LOL. Says I need to pad her elbows and let her have moderate exercise to prevent her from any futher bumping injuries and it should take care of itself. There is a surgery, but he does not reccomend it. Surgery will leave it open to a possible infection. Anybody with advise or experience with this please leave a reply. Said to be patient it takes a while for these to heal up. We thought it was an abcess...thank goodness we didn't try to drain it ourself.
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From: highsierraSent: 1/16/2009 8:05 PM
Oh Poor baby.  I've never had to deal with this so I can't offer much other then to say give her a hug from me.  Keep us updated.  Oh and the sleep number bed...modoc ate ours so save your money, lol,

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From: MSN NicknameDangerousGuardianDragonSent: 1/25/2009 3:39 PM
Had a young male that had it come up on his left elbow.  Of course when I first noticed it I was in a panic.
My vet told me the same thing.  Restricted his activity....he was not happy about that......padded the elbow.  And though it seemed to take forever, one day I went to change out the padding and it was completely gone.  Has never had it come back.
So Belle should get it back in shape soon.  Don't expect it to disappear quickly, they seem to take a while.  But it should disappear just like it appeared.