Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pain

This video is taken two weeks ago, during happier times.
Notice the happy puppy gamboling around, even if she's a bit funny in her legs.



Three days ago, our active jolly little pup crawled under the car and sat there. And sat there. And sat there. Instead of gamboling around as she usually does, she just sat there unmoving. She hardly ate or drank the entire day.

We carried her in at night for bed and she was very listless. She whimpered a little bit when she was carried. The next morning when T&T Daddy tried to carry her down she yelped out in pain. Touching her back legs made her scream out. T&T Daddy managed to carefully carry her down, but her yelps really got to us.

I was to take her to the vet that afternoon. I tried to lift her and she yelped so badly. She was obviously in a lot of pain. I tried to move her and she was in so much pain she bit me. My palm now has tiny puppy teeth scars on them, but they don't hurt nothing compared to seeing her in so much pain.

Poor puppy is on painkillers now. It lessened her pain but did not take it away completely. She still does not walk beyond a few steps, and sometimes whimpers and yelps when she tries to get to her feet. She's also eating and drinking very poorly.

We're taking her to the vet again tomorrow. I hope this is something that can be cured. We suspect she has a very bad case of hip dysplasia, but we hope hope hope its something minor like a sprain. We do not mind a lame pup that will not walk again, but a little pup in so much pain is heartbreaking. The alternate option, if we cannot help her get better, is to put her down. I don't want to think about that now. =(

16 comments:

mang0 said...

What a lovely gal...Hope everything will be fine soon...

Che-Cheh said...

I hope it's just a sprain. Keep us update.

Painter Pack said...

Paws crossed for the least painful for woo all. She's pretty! Keep us upated.

Mya Boo Boo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing...

We are khrossing our paws fur a pawsitive outkhome...

Please keep us pupdated...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We will be thinking of woo should woo need to let her khross...

Amber-Mae said...

This is sad. Her legs are not very good. We hope it's just a sprain too. Perhaps Glucosamine will help. Controlling her weight can also help but jumping, running may cause it to become worse because of the pressure from her weight eventhough she's light but still. Hopefully you don't have to use the last option. Keep us updated on her progress.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for the little one. I hope that everything is going to be OK.

Ozzie

Eduardo said...

OMD! I must must must snuggle for your pup! I am so sorry for this, & my Mommy is praying she will get better!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Ziggy said...

Poor little girl. I'm going to keep my paws crossed for her and hope she recovers fully very soon.

Happy Trails
Ziggy Marley

Fred said...

Poor baby! Sending Bichon thoughts your way in hopes she will get well very soon.

The Thundering Herd said...

24 paws crossed tonight here hoping for a good outcome!

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Oh-Woo T&T,

We are sending lotz of Sibe vibes & keepin R paws & hume fingers & toes x-ed that the pupper will improve & pain will decrease.

-da boyz, Cosmos & Junea & Mommy-Marlene, too-

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Poor puppy. Please keep us updated on her progress. We have our paws crossed that she's feeling better.

Steve and Kat

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh the poor baby.. Mom says she totally understands. You just feel so helpless seeing her in pain and you can't do anything to soothe her. Hopefully it's just a sprain that puppies can sometimes get from all the running and jumping around. We will cross our paws and fingers for the little one.

cookie said...

we came across your blog,and would like to send good thoughts your way. We really hope all is well

Cookie and crew

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

I hope the pain will be gone soon and everything back to normal.

Holly and Khady said...

Oh no! Your poor puppy!! How is she doing now? I hope everything is ok and it was something that is temporary and can heal. Please let us know! Will keep you in our thoughts.

Holly and Khady Lynn

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