Saturday, April 30, 2011

Emergency Vet Visit

The last couple days I haven't been myself. No getting into the garbage (when mom didn't put the barricade up) no table dancing, not jumping in her lap as easily as I would have, and being very, very docile and quiet. Mom figured that as long as I was eating and my tail wagged when I saw her, that I was okay.

Today, that changed. I sat down and lifted my right paw, refusing to put weight on it. Then I whined. Not once, not twice, but three times. Mom was on the phone to the vet before you could say "what's wrong, Roxy?"

Off to the vet we went. They put me on the table and started feeling all over and I didn't struggle. And I was limped. Turns out, I strained my right shoulder and neck. The vet (not the one who loves, loves, loves me and who would have insisted that I go home with him for "observation") gave me a muscle shot and gave mom some medicine for me, which I have to take every twelve hours. Mom is also supposed to "discourage" me from jumping up and down (good luck with that, mom) and carry me up and down the stairs.

Other than that, I am okay, which is good, because I was worried mom was going to get a little hysterical about me not being well. She told me nothing could happen to me, because she would have a very hard time without me. Heck, I'm irreplaceable! She even told me so. I better lay low, I don't think mom needs any more excitement this week.


Manda and Oisín x said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.
We will say a prayer for you :)


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! I hope you are better soon soon soon. That is awful!!

Deven said...'s hoping you soon feel better and both you and Mom can relax. I know she's taking great care of you.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Roxy,, I am sending healing wishes your way. Please rest and let the medicines work..
sweet dreams to you

Wilma said...

Hi Roxy, I am sending Brigitte and Spongy over in the hot air balloon to bring you ice cream from the party. Hope it helps!

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Roxy!!!
Hope you like the Ice Cream it peanut butters!!!! We hope you feel alot better! even though we are you biggest fans!! please don't do anything just be pampered!!!
Spongy & Licky

Archie and Melissa said...

oh roxy!
your momma takes such good care of you!
i am so glad they gave you medicine to make you feel all better.
take it easy little girl and find a warm sun spot to relax in.

we love you and will keep checking in on how you are feeling!

archie & aunty melissy

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh sweet Roxy! We're so sorry to hear about your injury! It sounds like the vet is taking GREAT care of you and be sure to follow his orders and rest up!


Benny and Lily said...

Oh Roxy, we are sendingthe best healing vibes to you
Benny & Lily