|my brother Bart, crossing his paws...|
So here's the deal: when I got dropped off for my x-rays on Friday the V.E.T. said that I most likely had a pinched nerve -- I had been limping a lot and no meds were helping -- but that she wanted to rule out osteosarcoma because of my breed and age. So pinched nerve... No big deal, right? Bart had one and got all fixed up. So we waited all day to hear, and then when Mom came to pick me up we got TWPN. NOT a pinched nerve... Mom kinda walked around like a zombie for a couple of days.
I'm on a medication called gabapentin. It helps me with my pain and it doesn't make me too sleepy. My dad said it was specifically for long term pain and is also used as an anti-depressant. I have a pretty big limp but I'm still walking around. And my wagger works great. (They said that when I was sedated at the V.E.T.'s that I even wagged in my sleep!) I do seem to be feeling better since I've been taking it.
And I'm having visitors, like my Auntie Creekhiker, who brought
I'm getting lots of treats. And lots of snuggles and lots of love from everyone. I'm snoozing a lot. Yesterday I even got up on the big bed to help Mom "work." We cuddled, and I snoozed... Oh, and she worked. Some.
|check out my turtleneck. long story. another post|
I especially want to thank my blogging pals for all of their kind words for us. Today Mom was reading me some of them and her eyes got all leaky. I just thought they were really nice. It seems like lots of big doggies, especially rottweilers and great danes get what I have which really sucks. Lots of families have sent their doggies to The Bridge because of this sickness, so I'm not scared because I know I will have many, many friends when I get there. I'm just sad that Mom and Dad look so sad. So I just keep giving them kisses. And then I take another nap.