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Monday, January 02, 2006

Thank God for Rimadyl.

Last Tuesday night, Maddy looked pretty bad. Maybe my mom's 2-yr-old Lab had body-slammed her, maybe she just got up wrong, or fell on the back steps... finally took her to the vet on Friday after she just wasn't getting better all that fast. She is 11, but still. She sometimes looked better (enteric-coated aspirin twice a day), but sometimes looked just as bad.

The vet poked and prodded, stretched her limbs this way and that, and couldn't find anything for sure. She offered to do an x-ray but pointed out that we would treat it the same anyway: some sort of NSAID and rest, and re-evaluate after a week.

Well, after 3 days, she was like a puppy again. Only the slightest limp left, and she was actually hopping into the air to greet me. Wow.

I was honestly worried that this was the beginning of the end. Phew.

4 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, January 03, 2006, Blogger heather said...

glad she's alright!

 
At 10:44 AM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Dharma said...

I am SO glad Maddie is feeling better, she looked so uncomfortable Friday night.

 
At 4:54 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Andrea said...

rimadyl = miracle drug.

our gus is back to hopping and prancing. =)

 
At 2:44 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Liz said...

That is the best drug ever. Expensive but worth every penny.

 

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