Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Poor Maddie Moosie

Another slipped/compressed disc, but this time it is worse.  The disc is higher on her spine, close to her shoulders, so it affects all four legs.  She can't get up or sit up without falling over backwards.  Her front paws try to push her up but they curl under so that she is using her "knuckles".  What a terrible feeling!  The only good news is that she isn't having the shooting nerve pain like she was last time.  She's obviously in pain, but not the acute kind like last time.  

Exhausting being a full-time nurse. 
After a pain killer injection and three types of meds, she is resting peacefully.  I'm taking the day off tomorrow to see how she does during the day.  We've turned the dining room into a vet office.  She has her own little space where the other dogs can't get to her and hopefully she will stay as still as possible. She will need to stay quiet for at least 4 weeks so this is her new home.  

I have no idea how we are going to get her to use the bathroom with going on herself or better yet get her to stand up and go outside.  It's a full-time nursing job except this time I'm not off for the summer!  

New home

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