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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about this little one. Since being stepped on, she has been eating and drinking well? Is she breathing normally?
That is great that her energy is coming back. I've seen a lot of little dogs at my ER that have accidentally been stepped on. Usually the biggest issue with this is a fracture from the trauma. Internal injuries can happen, but they aren't the normal. If she's eating and drinking well, then it would seem not as likely that other injuries inside are present. Internal bleeding doesn't show as bruising on the skin. The blood is inside the abdomen and doesn't make it to the skin. If she continues to eat and drink well, breath normally and continue to improve -then it would seem that being stepped on wasn't a significant injury. Honestly, the hit by car should be way more traumatic based on odds.
No problem. I'm hoping for the best for her!
Hey there. That is good that she's still improving energetically and with her eating and drinking too! Also great she's breathing fine. That area of the swelling, that could be due to some edema at that location. Sometimes they can have some swelling due to that area being injured. If it was to be getting bigger, bruised or she wasn't continuing to improve with time - then it would seem to be more concerning.