I've been sleeping for 2 days and am feeling much better. [Sadly, the same can't be said of My Cushion who now has a bad neck and back].
Some of you have been telling me to try the big air mattress. What great advice! I'm sure I would never have thought of imposing myself on The Typist like that without your
The air mattress is indeed much more comfortable than my [3 year old lumpy] bed with its faded flowers and chewed up ribbon tie!
Here are 2 pictures of me enjoying my new bed.
I suspect The Typist may not be too pleased with this new sleeping arrangement but really, who cares. She should be doing some ironing instead of lying around anyway.
This morning, I got to see my #1 Dr Dog [the one who's more handsome than the Bondi vet]. He was away when I went in on Wednesday.
The first thing he did was to make me trot up and down the parking lot. I didn't limp or stumble once! I couldn't even walk to the car on Wednesday and had to be carried! I think #1 Dr Dog was very pleased with my improvement.
Then we went inside and he had a good look at me.
He. didn't. once. stick. anything. up. my. butt.
"If you take one more rude picture of me, Typist, I will bite you."
"So #1 Dr Dog, could it really have been the jump down the big wall that made my neck and leg go ouchy?"
"Are you very VERY certain, for example, that it isn't from sleeping on an inferior quality faded lumpy bed that's due for an upgrade?"
#1 Dr Dog and my humans talked forever. I have no idea what it was about because
they Dr Dog used some words with several syllables. As you can imagine, my vocabulary is not extensive and my grasp of the English language is tenuous at best.
It got boring so I went walkabout.You can see I'm feeling much better today because The Typist had a hard time taking pictures of me!
Then we went to The Back Room Where Important Things Are Done.
That dog on the wall looks like me!
Dr Dog took more blood from my neck.
I was very brave."I must not faint, I must not faint."
Don't you think I was very brave?
After that, it was time to say goodbye and pay up at the front desk.
"How much was the bill today, Cushion? Was it a lot again?"
"If it's helpful, I can forgo my pan fried steak and poached chicken breast with fresh vegies dinner tonight."
"Don't you worry your little head about that, Georgia! I'm sure The Typist won't mind eating leftovers and instant noodles for a while."
I love My Cushion.
A sort of serious update.
Could this have been the cause?
The vet says it might be a prolapsed disk impinging on a nerve or a muscle strain or tear. There's no real way to find out for sure except with medical imaging. Since Georgia's no longer in acute pain and seems to be recovering with rest, we thankfully don't need to go there.
We have instructions to keep her as quiet as possible for 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS! Haha! No play time or free running. Only simple short leash walks, preferably with a harness to minimise strain on her neck. She was sedated and sleepy yesterday but this morning, she was gungho to go out again so it's going to be an interesting time.
We're going to continue giving her the anti-inflammatory pills but will stop the painkillers to see how she copes without them.
There is still a very small chance that she ingested some rat bait or a baited rat.
This one crept into the house to die some weeks back. One of our neighbours a couple of doors away baits them. There are unfortunately a lot of rats running around - a downside to being in an area with many restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Hence the blood test. The one she had on Wednesday had an abnormal reading for a blood clotting factor [if I got it right]. They want to test a 2nd sample just to make sure. If it isn't poison, it could indicate some other medical problem :(
She had blood drawn this morning but the lab apparently couldn't use the sample, so the poor thing had to go back again this evening for a third drawing. We should get the results tomorrow.
"Thank you everyone for asking after me. It was very kind of you! Goodnight and have a great weekend! X"
P.S. "Hey Typist! Would you like to share my bed? You can have one of the corners if you like. I'm feeling rather benevolent tonight."