Friday, March 29, 2013
Sarge's hips are showing signs of Arthritis (which I figured). He is favoring the right side more then the left. Plus his spine was somewhat tender when they examined him. Yesterday we didn't have the money for blood work so they are starting him off with Tramadol. He will follow up with another Vet appt. next week. If the Tramadol isn't effective enough, then they will do blood work and start Sarge on Rimadyl. If Sarge is still struggling then Xrays will be next. I like the fact they are so willing to work with us. Since we were a new client, the Vet visit was only $10.00 (that's a plus) I really like the Office Manager, and she adored Sarge. Sarge was so calm at the office. Normally he is so nervous, but he didn't shake at all while we were there.
This morning Sarge looked better. I let Sarge outside early this am, to do his business, then we went back to bed for a while. Sarge walked into the room before me, and jumped up on the bed before I could do anything. The rest of the day he was in pain. I knew he bit off more then he could chew. I'm going to have my Hubby lower the bed so Sarge can lay by me when he wants, and won't have to jump up to get to the bed. Yes, my dogs are spoiled, but I wouldn't have it any other way lol. I will let you know how Sarge is doing in a couple more days. Hopefully we can keep him calm so the meds can keep his pain down. Thanks for your concerns. I gave Sarge a hug for you. He sends you kisses!!