On Friday (of course, just b4 the week end) Luci started exhibiting symptoms of things not being ok. She was walking all hunched over, her neck compressed, not moving, whining, shivering. She stayed in her little bed not wanting to move. She was walking hunched with little steps, no running. She was eliminating ok (you know what i mean) i watched.... was afraid she may not be peeing and it was kidney problems, but she was. Off her food. But then it came and went all weekend. She still wanted to go for a ride. She was restless too, could not settle down, but once she laid down, she was there to stay. So, i was worried.
First thing this morning, she was the same so i called the Vet and got a noon appt. It is her neck, she got a shot for pain and i have pain pills and anti-inflammatory meds. You could just tell when the Doctor was trying to move her neck and manipulate things that Luci did not want to rotate her neck or move it, but she did as requested
I had given her an Aleve on Friday....well that is a no-no... that stays in their little bodies at half life for 96 hours, so a person can overdose them easily.
Also..and this is not a pleasant thing to say, but i have ALWAYS helped her up onto things by pulling on her collar, assisting her, did NOT pull if she was not poised to help by jumping up also. So it was not like i was jerking her up by her neck/collar, BUT i suppose it was... and i feel bad that i more than likely did this to her, or at least helped to cause the problem. We were always so careful with her back and not letting her jump down or up onto things, but always lifting her, like onto the couch/bed or into the car.
So, poor Luci is under the weather and i am nursing her and holding her. The pain seems to have abated, but then she is on drugs!
Just hope this is going to solve the problem and i am getting UP and lifting her into the chair with me, think i will even take off that collar, so i don't inadvertently revert to bad behavior and there is NO handle there to use...
Take Care All & God Bless