Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Izzie Update

Izzie woke me at three am panting very hard and shaking all over.  I had given her the aspirin and muscle relaxant before we went to bed, but she was obviously in lots of pain.  I should have realized she really wasn't getting better when she walked right past the neighbor's cat when she went out to pee before bedtime.  Izzie couldn't walk down the stairs at that hour of the morning, so I carried her down, put her in the car and off we went again to the emergency vet.  I called ahead so they were waiting for us.  This time they did an x-ray, which showed that her spine was in good shape.  That was a relief.  Her back, is really quite sore, though and her tummy was full.  She ate a good dinner last night—the first in three days, and boy was she gassy.  They gave her an iv pain reliever and she immediately relaxed.  We came home with a strong pain reliever and instructions to keep her quiet for a couple of days.  Sure! Make a dog feel no pain and then try to keep them from running around.  She's sound asleep right now, which is good.

The nice thing about the trip down the mountain was I started out in the moonlight and about quarter to four the sky began to lighten and then the clouds turned pink.  It was really pretty.  I didn't encounter any moose—always a blessing.  Now just six hours later it is raining hard.  I am driving to Portland this afternoon to go to dinner and a symphony concert this evening, so there will be a lot of driving today.  Izzie is spending the night with one of her human friends. Please keep her in your prayers.

4 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Good luck on the grand project ;=)

Prayers for little Izzie!

motheramelia said...

Thanks Goran. I'm looking forward to it. Leaving in a few minutes since it's a three-hour drive and it's raining.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for Izzie continue, Amelia. Have a lovely night out.

motheramelia said...

It was a very nice time. I'll write about the very interesting concert, when I come up for a breath.