Taken this morning before we left for the Vet's.
I put the blankie under her head because she didn't want to put her head down.
We are so thankful for the excellent care and treatment we received at the Vet's. That alone, is a blessing in itself.
We saw the good (and most handsome) Dr. O'Sullivan. Even tho they have all of Lily's surgical paperwork on file (from her disk rupture in NY in 2011), we brought a copy with us. It's kept in our "emergency backpack." We learned that ya always gotta be prepared. This is our Doxie Emergency Preparedness Kit.
We talked for quite a while and compared how Lily is today to when she ruptured her cervical disk back in 2011. There are vast differences (thank goodness) but we still knew there was something wrong.
This is Lily and us in the waiting room. Normally she would be all over the place, shaking in fear. She is not fond at all of going to the Vet's. Here she is calm as a cucumber.
Here she is doing her best Puddles impression while waiting and watching for the Dr.
The Dr. did a very through exam. Lily was such a good girl the entire time and even gave Dr. O'Sullivan some kisses (damn her! I'm so jealous.)
He said that neurologically she looks good! But.... he is concerned about her backside shaking. He even put her on the ground and had her walk around for him. He was smiling as he watched her strutt her stuff. She's such a heartbreaker.
He discussed doing a set of x-rays but we know that many times that will not show any disk problems even when there are some. So he suggested putting her on Tramadol (a pain killer) and Steroids for a week and keeping her as quiet as possible. He said it is possible that it could be a lower disk problem just starting to rear it's ugly head, but is hoping that she just is sore from hitting the sliding door.
He reviewed all the warning signs with us on what to look for. Needless to say she will be watched like a hawk!
First round of drugs are in and right now she is laying down with her Daddy in the big recliner. They are both snoring away.
I can't thank you all enough for your amazing support, love, prayers and kind words.
I've been blogging since September 2011 right after Lily's cervical surgery. I thought it would be a great way for me to express my love for Lily, my fears for her, my raw emotions of having a sick dog, a way to relieve my stress and so much more. Who knew that in the end, we would gain a Blogville Family. For that I am very thankful!
We love you all.
Mommy Kim here.
Lily needs your Power of the Paw and she needs it NOW!
The other day Lily ran smack dab into a glass door. She seemed fine after it happened. Yesterday I noticed she wouldn't use her ramps and would not jump into her favorite chair. By last night she was shaking and just wasn't herself. She also tinkled and pooped in the house which she NEVER does. This morning she is still shaking and is walking very gingerly and is not herself.
This is NOT good news as she had cervical surgery about 1 1/2 years ago for a ruptured disk.
The Neurologist here in Florida is not in today, but we are seeing her Vet at 11:30.
We are praying as hard as we can right now for her. If you've got some extra prayers please send them her way. She (and we) could really use them.