The vet decided it was her back. Isabelle doesn't complain and the only clue was she turned and flinched a bit when poked there. She does have a bit of arthritis and 81 mg. aspirin usually helps, but I was told it wouldn't help her back that much. She got an injection of pain killer and some pills (muscle relaxant) to take for a week. If that doesn't work she'll need x-rays to see if there's a tumor there. Again she just lay on the floor of the car all the way home.
When we got home she went under the bed. She's just come out, but is now sitting at the top of the stairs and doesn't seem to want to walk down. The doctor says she needs to loose weight slowly. She's at 27 pounds and she should be around 20. It's going to be hard at coffee hour, since she loves cheese and everybody gives it to her. I think a few plain dog biscuits will have to do. I've also been told to give her MSM and cook for her, but give her vitamin supplements. She already eats "Happy Hips" (chicken jerky with glucosamine and chondroitin) She'll like the cooking bit, since her favorite meal is roasted chicken, pasta and broccoli.
I think I need to carry her down the stairs: she's whimpering. I promised her a little walk, but still had to carry her down the stairs.
Prayers for Isabelle. Please.