Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Update on the Dog Again

In two days Sandy has gone from having trouble with the stairs to not being able to walk. I knew she has arthritis, but I didn't know it was so bad. She was a bit stiff sometimes, but mostly she got around fine. Then, in two days she goes from that to not being able to walk. I am right back where I started, worried that she is going to go to the vet and not come home. Me and my mother are going to talk about it later because I did the vet thing once, got myself braced for the bad news that did not come that time; I am not sure if I can deal with that again so soon.

It's all so crazy, she was outside with me all day Sunday. We were playing and now she cannot walk. If I vanish offline for a while, I imagine it is easy to figure out why...

***Update, an hour later: Sandy managed to get outside to go to the bathroom where she laid down, and refuses to come back in. My mother thinks the vet might have been too much for her, add in the fact that we put our two cats down, and she has just stopped trying. I also decided to write some blog posts while I wait for her to come back in, to read another Star Trek review on Twisted Kingdom, just click here.

***Another Update: My mother called the vet and flipped out on them. After today I don't think Sandy can make it to the other vet, this one is closer. They are going to give us a different vet this time, but they cannot get us in until tomorrow. If we want to see the owner we have to wait until Monday, I am not sure the dog will make it to Monday. She is still outside laying in the garden.

***So, today was interesting. Sandy finally came in, but she didn't move very much all day. She did go upstairs, though, at about supper time. I had gone out for a few mins and she was there to greet me when I came home. She won't go outside and go around, she insists on using the stairs. The prognosis? It appears she fell down the stairs and hurt her already bad hip. Once she gets going she can walk, but not far. The vet is the problem. I don't think she is coming back home, but I don't want the woman from the other day anywhere near her! The problem is that the owner only works like once a week, so we have to wait until Monday if we go that option. So, not sure what we are going to do, we need someone to lift her into the car because I can't lift her by myself, and my mother and sister are both injured in such a way that they cannot lift anything. I had to half carry, half drag her downstairs about an hour ago. She insisted on coming downstairs and I was too scared she would fall down, so I did most of the work. We ended up at the bottom of the stairs with her on top of me and me trying to lift her so I could have my leg back. It's been an interesting day... The stairs would have been almost funny in another situation...***

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I am so sorry. Poor Sandy and poor you - this is heartbreaking. I hope the vet can offer some help. Please know I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. *hugs*

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about all of this. It's very frustrating to feel so helpless. I hate when my puppy is sick - especially because they can't tell you what is wrong or what hurts.

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  3. :( *HUGS* and much sympathy.

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  4. Again, I am so very sorry.

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  5. Sorry to hear the news doesn't sound very good. We had one of the cats put down here today, so I know what you are feeling. One moment you don't want them to suffer and the next you feel and awful guilt if they have to be put down.. it's a sadness no matter what we do...

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  6. That's so sad Kailana...I'm so sorry to hear all of this. I'm continuing to keep you and Sandy in my thoughts..Sandy has been popping up in my head over the past few days. Big hugs!

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  7. Hey. I am sorry to hear about Sandy. I wanted to ask have you heard of bioflows? They are magnets worn by humans and animals to create a small magnetic field which is a bit of a wonder aid for several ailments including arthritus.

    Both of our dogs had one and the difference, particularly in the collie who suffered terribly with arthritus, was amazing.

    The other dog definately had respite from her heart condition with hers.

    If you type bioflow into google there are lots of options but one website is www.magnetsforall.com
    I hope that helps.

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  8. I have never heard of bioflow before, and it has never been listed as a suggestion when I have brought Sandy to the vet. Thanks for much for the suggestion!

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  9. Dealing with a beloved animal in pain is so awful. Hoping for the best...

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  10. This won't be an easy time for you but I'm sending you strength through cyberspace.

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  11. I hope everything is going alright. This is not something any pet owner looks forward to and I can't personally imagine going through it when the time comes for my Sammy. Sigh. Sending you off some hugs!

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