A consistently sick puppy has been the story of our lives lately. Our most recent veterinary adventures have included a heart echo, a pretty gnarly dental visit and a pinched nerve in her back. The heart echo came back as expected – a mild heart murmur, which is quite common in her breed – something to keep an eye on in the future. The dental visit, although very traumatic, seemed to just be what the doctor ordered (hallelujah! finally something that made her feel better for once!) UNTIL she was dancing around one afternoon and tweaked something leading to the pinched nerve, which essentially left her immobilized.
She seems to be doing a bit better with heavy sedation and pain meds. I have the next few days off of work and am planning to take super, extra good care of her so we don’t have to go back to the vet. It’s sad when they know you by first name……I just want my happy puppy back 🙁
Oh man, I’ve still got a sick puppy on my hands. Seems as if the first round of her problems are on the mend with the help of an extra special diet (knock on wood) but now half of her face is paralyzed. I’m heartbroken – she’s been sick for 6 weeks now. I’d do anything to get her rambunctious, annoying, barky, begging self back. Initial internet research (because you know that’s very accurate….) says there often isn’t a cause for this, it just happens and some times it gets better and some times it doesn’t. Great, internet, real great.
I had always wanted a lap dog and when I first got Stella she was everything BUT that. I recall countless evenings when she was a puppy trying to get her to sit still on the couch with me. Six years later, it’s just the opposite. I can’t even sit down without her trying to jump all over me and settle in. Magazines, books, a cribbage board….as you can see nothing gets in her way!