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It started Saturday night eating a chicken breast for dinner. Yes it was delicious until I bit on something hard in the chicken. Guess what it was? My tooth. Dang it all! Broke a molar. At least I was very lucky that the filling stayed in the tooth so I had a pain free weekend. And for those of you who may be wondering, YES, The Tooth Fairy came and left me a $5.00 bill under my pillow! OK, so what that I'm 54 years old. I'm telling ya, ya GOTTA believe!
This morning Grandpa Bob and I had to be at the hospital really early for his heart stress test. He was quite confused with what we were doing and where we were going. His COPD was pretty bad this morning too, so they gave him a breathing treatment at the hospital before the tests.
While there, I called my Dentist and was told to come right over.
Took one look at my tooth and said yup, you need a crown. Well hell, the only crown I want is one that goes on the top of my head. I will admit to all of you, my friends, that I have a horrible fear of Dentist's. I would rather have major surgery or give up a kidney before going to a Dentist. I have to go back in 2 weeks to get fitted for a crown.
We didn't get any results from the stress test, so I will take that as a good sign. He goes for his pulmonary tests on Thursday.
Grandpa Bob was very happy that I took him for lunch after his tests. We had a wonderful lunch. Just father and daughter.
About an hour after we got home, Lily went down her ramp from the couch (good girl!) and went to see Daddy in the kitchen for a treat. When she came back into the den she was limping and immediately sat down. She would not walk on her left front leg. I sat on the floor away from her and called her. She slowly hobbled over to me.
Protecting her paw
Because of her previous IVDD issues, I was on the phone faster than a fly on shit! We brought Lily right over.
Our Vet can NOT rule out that it could be another IVDD issue, but is hoping that she just twisted her paw on the way down the ramp.
Lily got a pain killer shot in the butt. We were given pain pills and an anti-inflammatory. We are keeping a VERY close eye on her for other warning signs just in case her disc is acting up.
She is NOT happy that she has her harness on with the leash attached. She slept almost all evening and just woke up. I will give her a little more food before her evening round of pills. I'm sure she will sleep through the night. We are not leaving her unattended nor do we crate her. (She HATES her crate and thrashes around in it.)
I know that we have the BEST Blogville friends so please keep Lily Belle in your good thoughts and prayers.
I'm trying my best to stay strong and positive through all these little hick-up's in our lives. Some days are rougher than others. Your love and encouragement helps to keep me going!