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I'm so sorry to hear that Emma is experiencing a problem with her left, hind leg. From your description of her symptom, it's possible that she injured or caused trauma to that leg and that's why it's painful to her. She also may have age-related arthritis in that leg or you picking her up suddenly, yesterday.
Typically, with a saddle thrombus (blood clot) due to cardiomyopathy (heart condition), both hind legs are affected (although it's possible for only one to be affected) and she wouldn't be able to walk on them at all, as this would cause paralysis, yet it is extremely painful. Also, feel the paw pads on the hind paws. If they are cold and/or appear bluish-purple (when normally pink), this would inidcate no circulation is getting through to the area and a blood clot is present.
Due to her age, the sudden onset of this symptom, and her pain level, it would be advisable to have her evaluated in person as soon as possible, if you can get her to an ER vet center now. Waiting until tomorrow afternoon for the housecall vet would prolong her pain and it's best to get a definite diagnosis right away. The ER vet center will have imaging equipment, if needed, which the housecall vet may not have.
I hope all will be well with Emma and please update me on her condition and the vet's findings. Thank you!
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