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January 8th 2013 8:53 pm
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I'm feeling much better. In fact I'm feeling furrific! But four sleeps ago, I hurt! It hurt when I walked. It hurt when I tried to look up at my mommy. It even hurt when daddy tried to pet me! I went YELP!!

So we went to the dogtor. This wasn't the same dogtor we usually see. It was a bigger office, and there were lots of dogtors and nurses there. Daddy was carrying me. Then he put me down and someone took me through a door. I couldn't see my pawrents or Hershey! The dogtor put me on a table and started feeling my back. YELP!!!

Then they took me to another place, and they made me lay this way, and they made me stand that way, and they smelled strange and I didn't like it. Then they stuck me with a needle and put me in a cage. And I was in there fur a l-o-o-o-n-g time. I felt some better, but I wondered where my fambly was. Was I moving AGAIN?!

After three of four hours or months or something, I smelled mommy and daddy and Hershey. They walked right by where I was! But they didn't see me. They just kept going, so I started YOWLING!! "I'M OVFUR H-E-E-E-R-E!!" ARRRROOOOOOOOOOWOWOWOOW!!!

Finally they came back, and soon someone came and let me out of the cage and the next thing I knew we were on our way HOME! *whew!*

I feel great now! I'm getting extra cheesy bites twice a day! (Hershey is jealous!) Mommy and daddy are carrying me up and down the stairs when I want to go there, and lifting me on and off the couch if they're quick enough to catch me!

+ Winkie's mom here. There are two possible diagnoses: either degenerative disc disease--which could require surgery down the line; or some disc extrusion--which might be relieved and even reversed with rest and anti-inflamation meds. He's getting pain meds. We're going back Sunday to talk to the vet again about courses of treatment going forward. We'll also bring our regular vet into the loop. (We went to Banfield, at PetSmart. Why do doggie emergencies always happen after the normal vet hours???) +

Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 8th 2013 at 9:02 pm

Owie and scarey stuff, Winkie!
I hope you feel better quickly...sending lots of POTP fur your benefit...take it easy, too.
Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 8th 2013 at 10:02 pm

Thanks, Freckles! POTP is working great!! It's that taking-it-easy part that's so tricky!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 12:32 am

Glad you is feeling better! Sending POTP!
Barked by: Cathey U

January 9th 2013 at 4:21 am

Keep feeling better Winkie!
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 4:40 am

Sending lots of positive thoughs for Winkie. We know about doggie emergencies happening outside of regular office hours. Just take it easy Winkie, and we hope you feel better soon.
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 4:40 am

glad you are feeling better and we are sending POTP that with some rest and meds you will be just fine!
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 5:56 am

Oh, dears! Please feel better!
Barked by: Lexi (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 6:46 am

(((((Winkie))))) Sending healing thoughts and prayer for you and how kewl to get carried and have extra cheese...Everything has it's good moments huh? Emergencies always happen after regular hrs but it's good that they are open and your pawrents brought you right in. We love you sweet pup and will keep you in healing prayer♥

Love and Hugs,
Lexi,Monnie,Roscoe and Momma
Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 7:53 am

Gee, thanks everyfur! I'm so happy I could do zoomies!!!! *oops!*
Barked by: Molly (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 9:44 am

We are praying for you Winkie. Now try to be careful sweet boy :)
Love, Molly & Family
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 4:51 pm

Aw poor Winkie!! I hope you're feeling better real soon!!!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 6:54 pm

Feel better fast Winkie! (p.s. I had cervical spine surgery for a compressed disc last month and I'm not limping anymore after 13 months! So if you have to have spinal surgery, we highly recommend it!! It fixed me right up.) Sending get well vibes to you across the miles. :)
Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks, Molly and Fizzy and Doo. Doo, I know, we prayed fur you a lot! I'm so glad your limp is finally gone!! I guess we'll hear on Sunday if surgery is a possibility.
Barked by: ♥ Anya ♥ (Dogster Member)

January 10th 2013 at 6:11 pm

Hope everythng is well with you. Keep us posted! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barked by: JAKIE, FOREVER LOVED (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 10:11 am

Sending lots a POP an Hugs Winkie - hope you feel better real soon!!

Luv ya - Jakie
Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 5:29 pm

Thanks, Jakie and everyfur! I did great at the vet today! He couldn't make me yelp, or even wince! He was surprised! It's good when your vet is happily surprised!
Barked by: Lexi (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 5:40 pm

That's wonderful news Winkie and we are so happy for you! The POTP Works Again! Praise The Lord for answering all our prayers♥
Barked by: Molly (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 5:43 pm

♥ and big hug's Winkie
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 5:44 pm

Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 5:59 pm

Thanks Lexi, Molly and Freckles! Daddy figures I'm healed, but mommy still has her eagle eye on me, BOL!!
Barked by: Dixie- Beloved Angel (Dogster Member)

January 23rd 2013 at 6:34 pm

Winkie the same thing once happened to me!! I couldn't lift my head, I was shaking and whining, and yelping when lady would touch me! I too had this happen when the vet was closed and had to go to an ER vet!!! I had to stay for most of the afternoon by myself without my lady for tests and they pretty much said the same things! Since it was the ER vet they decided to go conservative first and try the meds and luckily I was fine once I finished those!! Here's hoping it goes the same for you!!! Sounds like your on the right track!!
Barked by: Van Winkle (Dogster Member)

January 24th 2013 at 8:23 am

I'm all better now, Dixie! The vet said dogs with longer backs like, cockers and doxies, can have this happen. I hope it doesn't happen evfur again!


Van Winkle


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