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...***