See my three balls? they have been laying there since Noon on Saturday. I am ashamed to say I yelped each time I tried to pick one up. Today I picked one up at 8:30 am. I was scared to touch one because each time I tried it shocked me and I yelped.
I touched it with my paw, no shock.
I touched it with my nose and jumped back. walked away and
went back and picked it up. then I laid down and chewed on it like I always do.
Then I started to run in circles and BEG and BEG to do a ball game. Daddy wanted to do a couple of soft throws. Mama YELLED at him to go outside.
He is cutting the grass now. I am laying on her feet while I dictate to her.
What did you say Mama? You want to talk? Go ahead.
|This is what 70 hours of Rest and Baby Aspirin did.|
Mama here trying to say a long story short
5 PM last evening, Beau dropped his ice chip on the floor and bent forward to get it and did not yelp!
The first sign he was healing.
Today he can bend forward and pick up what is on the floor!
I treated him with baby aspirin and total rest except for his morning walk. he slept for 3 days.
Answers to some of your questions.
We have 13 Vets under 3 miles from us and maybe 20 in 10 mile radius.
It was Monday, all pets get sick on week ends.
Our population is 368,000 and almost doubles in winter months from winter residents fleeing the cold and they bring their pets. During summer there would be no problem at any of the vets.
If it had been a true emergency, they would have taken him in in front of all the others.
We have 4 Pet ER and we went to two of them, 3 hour wait.
We were 99 percent sure it was the neck muscle, Saturday noon he did a tumble and roll catching the ball and after that could not bend his head. we knew it was fall related, and prayed it was a strain and not a pinched nerve.
I looked up natural muscle relaxers, and 2 were NSAIDS and REST, canine and humans.
When we started the baby asperin he no longer whimpered getting up and did all his normal things except the lean down to floor
We raised his food bowls from the height of 8 inches to 10 and he could eat and drink fine.
KB thanks for suggesting we leave it that way. we will.
The good news was he was so sick he did not want the orange thing or to play with it.
That ball is his life. Now that he feels better it will be hard to hold him down.
PEE SSS Beau sat in the car for an hour at the walkin closet like a person, watching what was going on.
I took him this morning on my second walk with me because missing 5 ball games a day left him with not enough exercise. He was ecstatic. His first ever walk with Just Mama.
He was an angel
Last but not least.
THANK YOU EVERYONE OF YOU for all the love and hugs and suggestions and for CARING about Beau and his parents. We felt your love and still do.
love from Ball Brain and His Mama