Sunday, June 27, 2010
Hottest Day This Summer.
A very warm day today on the radio, I heard them say that it is the hottest day of this summer, it certainly feels true today.
After my shower Richie put a short sleeved t-shirt on me, so I could cope better with the heat, which seems to have worked.
We are both trying to relax today; tomorrow we have to get in touch with our regular vet, as well as the orthopaedic vet.
The MRI showed that the spine was ok; it did show that two disks were damaged but did not give any clues as to why Spike is dragging one leg.
The search for answers will proceed this week; hopefully the investigations are not as horrible for our wee doggie as Thursday's MRI was.
Spike took 5 worrying minutes to start breathing independently again after the MRI and a couple of hours until he could walk again.
Recovering from the anaesthetic has taken him days, he only seems more or less recovered today.
We have noticed a few worrying things since Thursday, Spike suddenly does not seem to hear us, even when I offer him a biscuit or a treat.
Until Thursday he always barked with delight when he heard the two words biscuit or treats or tripe for dinner.
He always barked when Richie left and came back or when a dog barked outside or someone walked past our front door or he saw a dog walking by.
When Marleen barks to sound the alarm, Spike always barks back and runs to her to see what is happening, to find out where the action is.
Since Thursday he has done none of those things, he only barked once when Richie provoked him to do so earlier.
Was a relief to hear his voice as it has been quiet without Spike's bark; we are also concerned about him.
Hope that there are answers for our questions and our lovely little Spike can be restored to his former glory.
Staying optimistic and hoping for the best.