My oldest baby, Copper, is really sick with Lyme Disease. It came on suddenly early Friday…really early, like 2 AM early…and he’s not doing so well. Tons of pain, even with pain medication…to the point that he can’t stand up on his own and has trouble keeping on his feet once we help him up. All of his systems are a little bit off so we are having to walk a fine line between pain management and doing permanent, possibly fatal, damage to his kidneys and/or stomach.
Poor bubba. Poor Umma. Rich (but very experienced and compassionate) vet, heh.
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bad ticks! bad, bad ticks!
What is the prognosis?? Vet saying any hope or do we have to make a decision? Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Don’t know what to say but always make everyone the most comfortable is the only way to handle the situation.
He’s doing a lot better. Saturday night, he started moving around in his bed a bit on his own and lifting his head up but he couldn’t stand on his own without tipping over/collapsing.
Last night, I was able to convince him to stand up mostly on his own, with a little bit of chicken for incentive, and he walked a few houses down the street (a couple past J&A’s) to do his business AND walked home.
We skipped the 2AM dose of pain meds and this morning we were able to get him up and moving again. He still needs help getting his back end up but once he’s on his feet he moves pretty well. Duhdee put a leash on him this AM, just in case…not that he could get far but a burst of energy could really set him back.
Lyme disease is very treatable, the pain medications and his funky kidney numbers were the biggest concern. Well, there was also the concern that he’d develop an ulcer from the mix of pain medication from the last round of issues and that aspirin I gave him. It wouldn’t normally be a concern but he’s pretty fragile medically right now.