Saturday, March 23, 2013

I WANT A BLANKET FORT.

Just dropping in with a really quick post.
Lots of ideas about Art and about my Blog are swirling in my head
but I have no time or energy right now.
Last Sunday, Jimmy Chew was all hunched over and crying in pain.
ARE YOU GETTING SICK OF SICK DOG STORIES? BECAUSE I AM!
anyway, lucky for us I had some pain pills left from another time he hurt himself.
NEVER EVER give your dog IBUPROFEN or ALEVE or TYLENOL it could be FATAL.
Anyway, it helped him some and then I took him in for a chiropractic adjustment on Monday.
His neck seemed to be in bad shape.
We figured it's probably from him jumping up and down and up and down when I leave him in his kennel.
I rarely kennel him but sometimes I can't take him with me and if I left him loose he will chew my house into tiny pieces.
So probably the jumping ....and the fact that I'm always grabbing him by the collar when he's acting crazy doesn't help.
(I have now ordered him a harness instead.)
Doc gave him a chiropractic adjustment and then prescribed more pain meds and muscle relaxers.
On Tuesday Jimmy had a laser treatment.
Wednesday night he seemed better.
Thursday morning he was hunched over again, panting and crying.
I had to lift him into the van and carry him inside.
They did X-rays.
A slipped disc. Third one down in his vertebrae.
Another chiro, another laser treatment and meds refilled again.
Friday, another laser.
Jeez, I'm going to working there FOREVER.
Anyway, MUCH better TODAY.....Finally.
I myself, have been working everyday this week and this morning and tomorrow morning.
Lily helped me this morning. We were crazy busy.
So many dogs and so many more coming in...she said she doesn't know how I do it everyday.
Day in and Day out. I told her that I didn't know either.
I usually just try not to think about it.
I'm exhausted but it's Spring Break and it's going to be this way for a while.
Then it will drop off and then....
it will be Summer.

8 comments:

Georgina said...

Poor Jimmy Choo and his mommy too! Cindi, I know what you mean by the "adult" reference and sometimes I want to hide and not be found, for a while anyway. But we do what we have to do and end of story.

For you it's your sweet animals, for me it's my 90 year old mother...doesn't matter if it's got 4 legs or 2, they're of great concern and it takes lots of time to care for them because we love them and that's the bottom line, we love them.

Hang in there, my friend, and know there's lots like you out there who just want to go into their little tents and hide for awhile.

xxoo,
Georgina

sassypackrat said...

Oh poor Jimmy! So sorry you are going thru so much lately. HUGS!

An Urban Cottage said...

I didn't know they had veterinary chiropractors. And what does the laser treatment do?

You've had a lot of animal issues all at one time. Here's hoping you have an extending period or health and well-being now. I guess I should be thankful all of mine-except for one scary asthma episode--have been healthy for a long time.

http://thecottagebythecranelaketwo.wordpress.com said...

Good to read that he's better now :-) Lucky You to work at a vet station in times like this, I can't even guess how much that would have cost You otherwise :-)

We all get tired of our work every now and again and it's times like those wee need to see what we would loose if we left (or gain if we left :-) ).

Have a great day!
Christer.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I think we all need a blanket fort...to hide and make our own art!!! Prayers are coming for Jimmy Choo! Thank you for your loving words. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

yoborobo said...

Poor Jimmy Choo! I hope he's feeling better, and that you've had a chance to recharge your batteries. If you need me, I'm in my blanket fort. xox

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Poor Jimmy...you know I've been there. Bed rest and he'll be ok. Violet has hurt her neck before. But she is sooooo good right now...I feel so lucky that she's doing so well. I never tire of the dog stories of course. I hope you survive Spring Break. You will...because you have no choice. I am super sick and want to hide in a blanket fort for sure.

Robin Kent said...

Just visiting after a long lapse from blogland. Hope by now Jimmy is feeling better. A harness sounds like a good idea. Too bad he can't have PT. Or maybe he can! What does a laser treatment do for him?