Day Two of Vet Visits
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
So after another sleepless night with the puppy and him still being in so much pain, we went in to the vet again. They did the X-ray and it is not a break. But the doctor noticed a few new symptoms and we were able to figure out that it is not his actual foot that hurts, it's the neck. Our tentative diagnosis is cervical neck pain caused by either an intervertibal disc pinching a nerve or its in the shoulder burcipal area. We don't know for sure because that would require an MRI and our vet isn't equipped with that kind of machinery. Bottom line is that we're treating him with heavy painkillers, steroids, and a muscle relaxer and hoping he'll get better. The bad news is that it is a 4-6 week recovery time where he is not allowed to go for walks. I just lost my workout buddy!
It sucks but there's nothing I can do about it until he's better. I'll just have to be my own workout buddy and work twice as hard!