April 8th 2014 10:00 pm
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For those of you who don't go on Facebook I will post here what has been going on lately and it will explain why me and my furmily has been missing. Georgie also posted this in the Doghouse prayer thread.
Please keep Caroline in your prayers, she slipped on the kitchen linoleum and now is having a very difficult time getting up and around. If she's not better by morning I'm taking her to the vet. It's her right hind hip/leg that's been giving her problems for quite a while now.
Thank you everyone for your prayers. I took Caroline in to Doc Boden this morning and she is home with me now. She has nerve damage in her spine causing this, so she is off the Nsaids and he gave her a steroid shot with Carafate for 3 1/2 days along with Tagamet to guard against tummy upsets.
I had made a makeshift sling for her last night to take her out and help her around the house. It's really great, saw it on YouTube when I was looking to see if I could make one. This all happened so late I had no time to even think about buying one already made. I will post the video link so you can see it.
Anyway it helped immensely and we took her in this morning using it. To avoid all the dogs inside the waiting room we "walked" her around in the grassy area. Doc B came out and looked at her and knew immediately what was going on. Suggested a K9 Motility Cart for her, said she was a great candidate for one seeing she is so alert and adapted to the sling so well in such a short time. I ordered the cart and it is on the way now. He said in all other ways she is so healthy and no way was she ready for Rainbow Bridge yet.
Oh and the cost of the cart is so near the price of a wagon which we were considering a week or so ago it's amazing!! Had NO CLUE wagons cost that much these days, Wowsers!!
Again thank you all for your prayers, we appreciate every one and love you all!!
If you don't see me much here on Facebook just remember I have lots to do taking care of Caroline and also myself. (I'm really still recovering from surgery)
I have so much to learn about how to train her to her motility cart and also comforting her until she can get mobile again. She's very stressed not being able to get where she wants to be. I don't blame her at all but my mind is so distracted now. Of course when I have time to relax I will be here some.
I am suspending activities at The Doghouse/Dogster for a while, I just don't have the energy, inclination or the time to entertain. Maybe sometime in the future all will settle but right now I have to take care of what is truly important.
Please keep me in prayer that I learn quick and do it right with Caroline.
We took Caroline out and let her lay in the grass to bark for a while. She had fun. Can't wait til her wheels are here and we can begin training. Right now we "walk" her in the harness. Finally got a real one today that is padded and stays in place, it's a lot easier on her. The other was great in a pinch but sure is not for long term use.
She's doing good and boy am I learning. She got stuck under my bed last night scooting around. I woke to her crying and thrashing about. Omd I thought she was having a seizure. I got up and looked and she was stuck about 4 inches under the bed. I got her out and settled then went back to sleep. About 2 hours later she woke crying and thrashing again...she had scooted herself around and got tangled in her sweater!! Poor baby wanted a drink, we keep water nearby always. I know now to take off all sweaters, etc. at night for her. We are getting a cart for her to take her outside, my arm and back just can't handle lifting her anymore. It's surprising how heavy 32 pounds are after a while. I'm so thankful this house has a ramp going out to the backyard so I don't have to maneuver steps.
Back on duty barking at the world ♥♥♥
The motility cart (wheelchair for her hind legs) should arrive by April 9th barring any delays. I will come back and post pictures of her in it. :B:B
Just keep us in prayer Mom has so much to learn and need to take care of herself also along with it.
she will be in our prayers , it will be a challenge for you
God bless you !
love and hugs from all of us
Peek a Boo and family
Prayers coming your way. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of POTP to help everyone feel better fast.
We sure wondered what happened to your pack???....Poor sweet girl! We will keep Caroline in our prayers. We will add that Mom adapts to this new mode and the training with the mobility unit. May your house have a Blessed Easter. Sending tons of love,Mazy and Gma keda
Sending lots of positive thoughts for your pack. We have been following the story on Facebook. Take care. Hugs.
Thank you Peek-A-Boo, Doo, Abbie, Mazy and Abby. I'm doing pretty well thank you and Mom is learning fast. We appreciate all your prayers. xoxo
There will be a delay in posting pictures, it seems my front legs are not strong enough to use just the rear wheelchair so we are now waiting for the front part to come and after we get that set up I'll be up and about.
Right now Mom uses the wagon and the sling but I want her to run with me when she "walks" me around the yard in the sling!! She said she can't do it!! Why?? :))