Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last night, while Phred was playing with my son Frank, he hurt himself. Phred is like a :"rat on crack" and has more energy than a Mexican Jumping bean. He jumped down onto our hardwood floor and "Yelped". We couldn't find anything wrong with him but he would not jump up to be caught in my arms. This is his favorite game, to jump up and have one of us catch him. He wouldn't even jump onto my lap on the couch. He was so mellow and not his normal happy crazy ass doggy self that we have learned to love.
Anyway after I got back from the gym this morning I called the vet. Frank and I took him at 3pm and the vet did an exam and took his temp. He seemed to have a small temp., but the vet thinks that may be because he appeared to have hurt his back or spine. He gave him 2 shots, one a type of steroid and another muscle relaxer. He also gave me pills for him to take 2 times a day. He is not to jump at all, if we can help it. Can't chase any birds or cats that may come into the yard. Tomorrow I can take him for a walk but no longer than a mile. We had worked up to almost 3 miles in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
He has to rest for the next 2 weeks. If he doesn't get better, of course we will take him back to the vet I tell you after the shots kicked in, Phred was already feeling better, but I know it was the medication not that the inflammation or injury was any better. He may not be the same dog after this because jumping may cause him to hurt himself again. I hope at least he starts to be a bit more normal for him. I just don't know how we will manage with Phred not being "Phred the Wonder Dog" anymore. Yeah, he is crazier than a fruitcake but when he isn't feeling well, he has the saddest eyes you have ever seen.
He is just hanging around the house not doing too much today. I don't even think he is upset that he gets no walk today.
I will have to walk by myself tonight a least for a few miles.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Actually it was market day. I keep forgetting to wear my pedometer when I go to the market just to see how far I walk when I am getting groceries. Just a space cadet, I guess. Came home and took Phred for a walk, ate lunch. Watched some soaps, exercised to a new dvd, showered, took Phred for his afternoon walk. Made dinner: marinated round steak, grilled with corn cob, cinnamon apple sauce, Thomas Bagel thins. Need to get up early tomorrow, want to hit the gym. Getting my hair cut on Friday morning.
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