Sorry that I haven't been by everyone's blogs and left comments. There just doesn't seem to be enough time to get everything done. But I wanted to post a quick update.
Jimmy is doing much better after his adjustment. His back was really out and after talking with Doc, it most likely is from Ralphie jumping and pouncing on him all the time. He is on a pain mediation for his sore back and an inflammatory.
At first neither she nor I were getting any sleep. She would whine or yip every time I was about to fall asleep. I suppose I could have left her in her kennel downstairs but she was really crying then, so I had to make a bed for her on top of mine. She had not improved at all by morning so I took her to work on Monday. They immediately did xrays on her chest and spine. They gave her fluids and pain injections and something for swelling. Then they wanted to do xrays on her head and neck. We were starting to think that maybe the pole had actually come down on either her head or neck and knocked her over and ended up with the pole on her chest. Doc gave her a chiro adjustment and said that she needed to rest. The other Veterinarian wasn't as optimistic. She and my friend the Head Tech wanted me to prepare myself. They said that if she didn't have a dramatic improvement after 48 hrs more had passed, that I would have to think about what I would need to do. So I had the two doctors at polar opposite ends. I decided to just "believe" she would get better. Last night I sat with her and though she was twisted and her neck still turned to the side with her tongue hanging out, I worked at trying to get her to stand up. There was a brief moment, seconds really where she stayed up.
Then this morning while getting ready for work I saw her in her kennel trying to raise up on her front legs as she was "pooping". I took her out and washed her bottom and laid her on a towel about a foot away as I cleaned her kennel. I walked into the other room to discard everything and when I came back, she was in her kennel!
I don't know how she did it. but she was in there.
I took her with me to work again and they hooking her up to fluids and gave her the medications. Doc decided that she needed a laser treatment on her neck, so that was done too. Later, I fed her some canned food and she took HUGE bites and gobbled it quickly. Her head isn't as tilted as it was but her tongue is still hanging out. She's not walking but she's sitting up and standing for a few minutes. The other Vet thinks it's a miracle that she's come this far so fast.
I am hoping for the day when she runs like a little horse around the house again and dances circles on my bed at bedtime in happiness.
Thank you for all your kind words and prayers!
XOXO - Cindi