Tuesday, February 23, 2021

AM UPDATE! Good News!


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
I used my cell phone avatars and Beaus face in Pickmoney to make the above.. Reminder March 2nd we celebrate Doctor Seuss Birthday.. Put on you hats and get ready to post


Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is such wonderful news. Thanking God for keeping His watch over Beau. Let's keep it this way!!!!

Rose said...

This is some of the best news every...you just made my day.

Mevely317 said...

My heart is full! ❤️

easyweimaraner said...

we are so happy... and how good it feels to read such good news... all the best to you dear Beau...and to da magic ball...

Sandee said...

I'm doing the happy dance with your mom, Beau. We're dancing together because we are so happy.

Have a woof woof day. My best to your peeps. ♥

Martha said...

What a relief! I am so happy you are better Beau. Now your mama can relax and stop worrying. Love and hugs!

Matilda the Boxer said...

PHEW!!! What a relief! All that POTP and Momma's tender loving care paid off.

Chatty Crone said...

I AM SO THANKFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So NSAIDS and rest. Even dogs get sore necks. I honestly did not know that.

My Mind's Eye said...

WTG Beau I'm so happy a sore muscle is very painful.
Hugs Ceiclia

Ginny Hartzler said...

HURRAH!!!! This is wonderful news! Amazing what some aspirin and a lot of sleep and rest will do! I do agree with you, don't let Bob play ball with him YET, it could cause a setback!! Unless you are sure he will take it REALLY easy! Must have been a pulled muscle. Good idea to keep the bowls raised up too, as that area could be prone to pull again.

Millie and Walter said...

We're so glad to hear Beau is feeling better. Now to still keep him quiet for a few more days until he is completely healed. At least he can enjoy his ball while laying on the floor. We are keeping our paws crossed for Beau.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Okay, so the lesson here, Beau boy, is to steady on when chasing that ball, okay?????~!~~~~ So glad you are on the proper mend. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Brian said...

Hooray Beau, that's the best news of the day!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Tears of joy! You say "shock"...does Beau get a shock when playing (static)? Any way you look at it...blogland is happy once again!! Maybe with his tumble he bruised muscle?

catladymac said...

So glad Beau is doing better ! POTP !

Bouncing Bertie said...

This is all sounding most encouraging Beau.
We're so relieved.

Ann said...

That is awesome news. I am so happy to hear it.

Susan from Bucks County said...

Great news! Hugs to you and your Mama!

Ruby said...

Oh,that is PAWSOME NEWS my furiend!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! I am gonna do some happy zoomies tomorrows (Ma said it's too late nows to gets all hyped up...whatevs.....) You rest some more my furiend, don't wanna stress it too soon! Sendin' more POTP and healin' vibes!!!! {{{hugs}}}}
Ruby ♥

Zoolatry said...

Happy News! Seems not unlike us human-animals pulling a muscle, a twist or turn the wrong way at the wrong time ... hopefully it was nothing more than that and YOUR CARE was just what
he needed, Dr Sandra! You did good, Mama! Got your baby all better!

photowannabe said...

Yay and yippee..such good news Beau...
Glad you and your Orange Thing are reunited..
Your Mama is happy too.

DeniseinVA said...

That’s wonderful! Doing a happy dance here.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

So happy he is better now.