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Sick Puppy

My best friend, Mackie, the dorgi is sick. (A dorgi is a breed which is 1/2 corgi and 1/2 dachshund. CUTE!!!)

I noticed a lump on the side of his snoot about 2 weeks ago. I was going to take him to the vet, but the lump got much smaller and he was acting as usual.I was really worried because it came back. That was Saturday.

He really was feeling bad, it was obvious.

wp-1474897083766.jpgthe doctor said that the lump was an abscess and he has some broken teeth! Poor Mackie!

He’s having surgery on Friday. The vet said his mouth would just be achey. Ha! He was subdued, sluggish. He was obviously in pain. He rested his snoot on soft things like pillows, blankets, the couch. In the picture above the beige blanket has a heating pad underneath it. I think it eased the pain. It works for my pain.

He seems so-so today. When I came back from getting coffee, he was awake and going nuts for his breakfast. That was a good sign. I let him eat his kibbles , he chewed on one side.

I’m going to call the vet for pain meds.

Hopefully that will help and I can relax.i’m so stressed! My fur baby is hurting!

EDIT: I got antibiotics and NSAID pills. I stuffed the pills into a strawberry and he ate them right up. I think he’s feeling more relaxed. Yay!




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“psychedelic cave formations”



chronic pain upon chronic pain….

i was diagnosed with bursitis a few weeks ago for severe pain in my hip and leg. it didn’t get  better so i saw another internal medicine doctor. same diagnosis. they told me to go to my orthopedic surgeon. she didn’t think it was bursitis, so she gave me an injection of lidocaine in my hip as a diagnostic procedure. it didn’t help at all, so she ruled out bursitis. my PCP referred me to a specialist…a doctor of Physical Medicine. i hadn’t heard of that specialty. i read up and apparently they’re good at diagnosing problems that other doctor’s can’t figure out.

it’s not bursitis. :/ it’s sciatica. 😦 😦 😦 i have to have x-rays and an MRI to see if there are bone spurs, too. Dr. Lu prescribed gabapenton (for nerve pain) and diclofenac (strong anti-inflammatory). he’s checking with my endocrinologist to see if he can give me prednisone. all of that is supposed to help the pain, and if that’s not good enough, i can take narcotic painkillers. i really really hope she says yes, and i expect she will. i know from experience that steroids make everything feel better.

he said it might take months or years for it to get better and even then it will flare up now and then. he specifically spoke about chronic pain.

how depressing! i had no idea that it was coming from my back! pinched nerve/herniated disc in the spine. turns out all that stretching that my husband has been nagging me to do just makes it worse! lol

i’m so tired. i picked up the meds and took them, so we’ll see if  i feel any better. :/ :/ :/