Things are looking up since my last post! The work stuff is slowly getting resolved as I migrate to a new server that promises to be better and much cheaper than the old one. I had a kick ass painting session last night and ended up with something I really like. And best news of all, my fur baby seems to be on the mend after a heart-wrenching weekend.
On Friday afternoon, Kiero, my Chihuahua-Jack Russell cross somehow hurt her leg and was letting out the most horrible shrieks any time I’d get near her. We took her to the vet first thing in the morning on Saturday (actually, *a* vet, not *our* vet since it was open on Saturday but the vet wasn’t working. WTF?). After a thorough examination, the vet couldn’t figure out where exactly the problem was. My poor angel was clearly in a lot of pain and let out some gut-stabbing yelps as we moved her from her basket to the exam table, but after touching her leg everywhere, her back, her neck, her belly, extending her leg fully and her neck too – nothing. Nada. Zip. My girl didn’t make a peep!
Thinking positively, it’s just a muscle sprain that twinges when she puts weight on it. Thinking worst case scenario – it’s a tumor that has shifted and is putting pressure on her nerve endings. Worrying about the latter and seeing her so hobbled all weekend without any way for me to help her was devastating. She’s been on pain meds for 3 days now and is eating fine, but still can’t put any weight on her leg. She seems in relatively good spirits though. She sleeps a lot (which was fine this weekend when I also got walloped by a brutal cold bug). She manages to jump up on the bed OK and hasn’t let out any of those terrible cries all day. I’m praying that it’s just a muscle tear and she’ll be OK.
My girl is probably 10 years old now, rescued from the SPCA when she was about 4, but I’m not ready to let her go. I just want to love her a little longer.