Helena, MT High 59 Low 46
I’m posting this so I have a record of what and when it happened.
When we were in Sweet, ID Skittlez decided to jump off the sofa instead of using the steps we have for her. She yelped but then seemed to be okay. But the next morning she could hardly move and was shaking and shivering uncontrollably.
We knew immediately it was her back. We had some of Rocky’s pain medications and gave her a pain pill. We also immediately restricted any movement on her part. If she needed to go out, Jim carries her in and out.
Jan, I am really gray. I’m 14 now and almost completely deaf.
We give her Gabapentin in the morning and Metacam in the evening. After six days she started to feel better, however we kept her restricted and on pain meds. We got to Canyon Ferry on Wednesday and took her to our vet in Helena on Thursday. I wasn’t sure if the two medications we were giving her were what she really needed, but the vet said we were doing exactly the right thing. She refilled our prescriptions and we were good to go.
Skitz is doing much much better but still needs pain meds every 12 hours. They make her kind of sleepy so she spends most of the day sleeping which is also helping her heal.
She has always liked to be in more confined spaces, so she has made a cave for herself at the foot of the bed right in front of the heat vent.
Then there is Rocky. He’s still Jim’s Velcro dog and still drives me crazy with his whining if Jim is outside and he’s not. Since the weather is so beautiful, Jim puts him in his bed in the truck and this dog is so happy he’ll stay there for hours.
Our beagle, Ginger, was exactly the same way. She would lay in our Suburban all day long. Even if the vehicle never moved.
Ginger when she was a puppy. Her Mom and Dad and all her siblings were tricolored beagles, but Todd wanted the white one.
When we were at the vet’s, somebody brought in a pit bull puppy. So much energy. The vet counter is high enough I can just barely lay my arms on top, and this puppy jumped up on the counter from a standing jump. Wow. So Rocky decided he wanted to show us how good he could jump. He used the step stool as a springboard and ended up on the messy bed just like there was nothing to it.
Life is never dull with the pups around.