animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

it’s back

Lizzy’s back problem has returned. She was perfectly fine when we brought her home from the kennel yesterday afternoon, but by last night, she was having some problems getting around. This happens from time to time, so I didn’t think too much of it. But, by this morning, things were significantly worse. I called the vet early this morning in order to get her a prescription for steroids, which is what they gave her the last time. By late morning, Lizzy was unable to stand using her hind legs, so I called again (the vet was still in surgery and hadn’t called me back yet). They wanted us to bring her right in. Brian took care of that. They gave her a shot of steroids there and steroid pills and muscle relaxers to take home.

Things are looking so-so. Since Lizzy has already gotten through this before, there’s a decent chance that she will again. The hope is to see some improvement in her condition by tomorrow. If we do, she’s probably in good shape. It could take a little longer, but if we don’t see an improvement by the end of the week, it is not likely to happen. But, I guess we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed.