April 26th 2012 5:52 pm
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Well, I heard mom on the phone making an appointment for me. ME?!! For what? Where am I going? Do I need to dress up? Do I get to wear one of my new collars? Come to find out, she made an appointment for me to get an MRI of my neck/cervical spine. WHAT??!! Seems every since I got off the prednisone, I've been limping again. I had stopped while I was taking the prednisone, but once I stopped it, it was limp city again. Mom says I've definitely mastered this limping I've been doing since November. The ortho doctor called mom on Tuesday and said that would be the next step. She's supposed to drop me off between 7:30 and 8:30 Monday morning and will probably pick me up later on that afternoon unless they need to do surgery and then I could be there for several days. They've got to put me out, so I can't have any food after 10:00 Sunday. NO. FOOD??? OMD!! Whats that mom? Mom says to quit being so dramatic, that I'll be fine. Yeah mom, but I'll be fine, but I'll be starving to death. :(
TO BE CONTINUED AFTER MONDAY!
Oh dears, I hate it when I get starved to death!
Hope they can get rid o' that limp fur ya!
OH NO!!!!! Ms. Doo Mom: Doo will starve to death if she skips her meal!!! I's tell you...SHE WILL STARVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We's praying for you pal.
We will be praying Doo! I don't like being starved either! Thats no fun. Wuvs you and thinking of you! Hugs from all of us here! xoxo
Thanks Pepper, Ebby and Lola. I think mom should feed me twice as much on Sunday. Then that should get me thru til Monday afternoon when I'm coming out of my anesteshia temporary sleep. Don't you all agree? :)
How bout a nice big snack before 10:00? Mom usually gives us one Doo. We gots a paws crossed that everything will be fine!
Oooooo thats a good idea Sophie Claire then that'll definitely hold me thru the next afternoon. Thanks for the great idea. :)
I r hoping dat finawwy dem r gonna figur out whut da heck r go on wif yur cute lil' body ♥
I fink a All-Yu-Can-Eat MEATZ™ buffet ALL DAY Sunday 'til 10pm shood werk! Tell yur Mom tu call me if hur needs infrukshuns fur settin' it up :D
Not getting to eat will be so awfur, Doo...
Growlmy says that she hopes the trouble can be found and that we are pawyering fur that limp to go away!
Doo we are sending you some POTP and hope that it isn't anything major.
Ahhh Doo, we will be praying for you my friend, hopefully they dont find anything bad and that you dont need surgery. Hopefully just finding the right pain med for you will be enough. Keep us posted!!! Love, Bumble
Doo!!!! Be brave, we will all be thinking of you and praying for you. Hopefully all goes well and its not too scary and stressful for you. Your mom will be right with you and loves you so stay strong. Paws crossed that you are ok. Love, Mable
Precious Doo, I will be right by your side the whole time watching over you. I will protect you and keep you safe. You are so loved and everything will be ok. Love, Angel Wilma
Thanks so much Zaidie, Freckles, Monty, Bumble, Mable and Angel Wilma. I'm hoping something will show up somewhere (either on x-rays or on the MRI) so we can get this problem under control. Mom knows I'm uncomfortable (she compared my limp to her wearing shoes that hurt and you limp cause its so painful to wear them. it hurts but you've got nothing else to change in to.) and she is just at a loss (as are both vets) as to what the problem is that is causing this pain. The ortho vet said maybe a tumor would show up on the MRI or the extent of my cervical spine disc compressions (which is where the surgery would come in to remove or repair them). They should have some answers once they do this MRI. Paws crossed.
Angel Wilma, since you're the only one that can be there with me during the MRI, can you stay close by and hold my paw during the testing. I would appreciate it. Also, can you mention to God to have his hand guiding their exploration and that this can all be resolved. Thank you.
Doo, hope your tummy won't be growling too much. I'll be thinking about you and hope they get the problem under control so you will feel better!
Doo, we'll be pawraying fur you on Monday. Let's see this mystery solved once and fur all!
Good luck Doo! I'll keep my paws crossed.
Thanks so much Annie, Hershey, Winkie and Diesel. I'll take everybody's well wishes and POTP when I go into the vet Monday morning. thanks for thinking about me.
Dont you worry Doo, I will be holding your paw the whole time the mri is being done and making sure everything goes well and that the drs finally figure out what is causing your aches and pains. I will always protect you my dear friend, hugs and angel kisses, Love, Angel Wilma
Sending lots of love and POP to you sweetie. Praying the dogtors get to the problem so they can get you all better real soon. *hugs* you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Abby and Lucian and the mom
Doo's mom here...I decided not to do the MRI on Monday and decided to do accupuncture instead. We had an appointment today and she did both accupuncture and chiropractic alignment on Doo's neck/spine. The doctor said her spine was like 1/2 inch out of alignment, so she spent the majority of the alingment part getting that back in alignment like it should be. I asked if the mis-alignment could have been from the constant jumping in and out of the bed, and she that yes that is what caused it. She did very well throughout the whole hour of poking and prodding. We have an appointment for the next three weeks and by then the doctor will know if the accupuncture is working or if we will have to go the way of an MRI or a CAT scan as she suggested. She said a CAT scan can show everything just like an MRI and its less expensive.
After a few hours at home and resting, Doo was still limping so I called the doctor's office again to see if maybe she might could come again this week. They said the muscles need to be stretched out slowly which is why they only do it once a week. I told them I don't think I could stand to see her in pain and limping for the next week, so they prescribed a very strong anti-inflammatory to help with the discomfort. I made a special trip to go get the medicine and got it in her as fast as I could. Hopefully she'll be feeling better by morning. :)
I want to thank each of you for all the well wishes and POP for my girl. We can definitely tell its working. We'll keep you updated. We LOVE you all!
Thanks fur the update, Doo-mom. That will be great if the accupuncture and chiropractic work, even if it's just to make Doo feel better and stop limping until you decide whether to do more medical-type treatment. We're keeping the pawrayers going ovfur here!
Thanks Hershey! :)
It does takes time for 'ackypunshure & 'kiropactise to works. But Dr. Williams is great. Everything that she done does to you, she done does to me when I goed to see her. 'Cept I's had a crooked neck. It taked me several sessions for me to heals.
Thanks Ebby! Mom just hates seeing me limp so much. They say patience is a virtue. Hmm, better tell mom that! BOL :)