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#346678 - 01/17/18 09:12 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Shilohsmom]
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She was really happy today! Another outing in the snow with the kids this morning and this evening. But my heart was breaking this evening. We ran out of her trial pain blocker med and her first supply ia late coming in. She has been sleeping, and got up to come to me. She was limping initially. I after a minute, she did walk normal but the difference was there. I let her out to potty, she was normal with the occasional limp, and when she came back in, I offered her my arm for her to jump up on, like she normally does to put her front paws on my arm and stand on her hind legs. She stumbled, and then wouldn't try again. That never ever happened. She always take every opportunity to jump up when permission is given. I really hope this isn't our last winter with her being able to come out and play with her family.
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#346697 - 01/19/18 11:41 PM Re: Not good news [Re: DarkEyes]
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I'm glad to hear you had a good day with Abbey. Based on her condition I can see where she wouldn't want to jump up on you so try not to worry about that. I know it's hard seeing our pups not being able to do things they use to enjoy. My suggestion is to find new things they find happiness in doing. Staying on top of the pain is critical, is there an alternative pain med she can take until the others come in?
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#346734 - 01/22/18 11:17 AM Re: Not good news [Re: Shilohsmom]
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I finally told my husband Saturday that if the medicine doesn-t come in, I am calling my vrt and will pay them for what they can give me. Fortunately, it came in that day just before I was going to call them.

The snow days probably took a lot out of her. Having to maintain balance and the cold air must've impacted her. She is still mischevious and will still play. I think what I should consider doing is instead of a lot of physical activity, I should invest in mentally stimulating toys. She is not treats driven, so getting treats as a reward for figuring out things won't work. She just wants attention from us. Hide and seek with toys seem to help.
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#346737 - 01/22/18 04:21 PM Re: Not good news [Re: DarkEyes]
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Iím so glad the meds got to you! Iím sending warm wishes for positive results! thumbup hugging
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#346738 - 01/22/18 07:15 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Braverhund]
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I'm glad to hear her meds came in smile I play doggie board games with Eli which is low impact and yet keeps his mind going. I know you said she wasn't too thrilled with treats but there might be something you could use that would get her interest.

If she's laying down you could sit down beside her and play catch or maybe a little tug game. Grab a blankie and play a game of peek a boo!! When she's feeling good go back over her training, practice sit, stay, things that don't require her to get up and down much. I could go on and on but you get what I'm saying, there's so much we can do to keep them stimulated.

Please keep us posted as time allows.
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#346759 - 01/25/18 07:15 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Just checking for an update. Hope Abbey's doing well.
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#346767 - 01/28/18 12:44 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Shilohsmom]
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#346868 - 02/05/18 12:13 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Sorry, I have been so busy! I am tired, haha.

Abbey is doing WONDERFUL! She is running again and just sprinting all over the place and acting like a puppy. She is even taking on her obstacle course like it is nothing. I am actually trying to hold her back some so she does not overdo it. She is constantly trying to engage us in play with her. We find ourselves saying "Enough, leave me alone" haha. This brings much joy to my heart!
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#346870 - 02/05/18 05:05 PM Re: Not good news [Re: DarkEyes]
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I am so glad Abbey is doing so well right now.
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#346871 - 02/05/18 05:16 PM Re: Not good news [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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What a wonderful update and so worth the wait. I'm so glad your little girl is doing so well. Enjoy all of those happy times.
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