Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday morning Sheba and/or Nina picture

(Background. I couldn't locate the original Boston Globe version of the story on-line.)

Of course there's a website.

Sheba had a rough week this week; on Wednesday night, she started acting like she was in pain -- random yelping, shaking/trembling, reluctance to go up or down stairs, sort of an overall slow/lethargic thing. So we took her to the vet on Thursday, and he gave us painkillers for her and told us to try to keep her as inactive as possible for the next week or so and see if things were getting back to normal. I got the impression that he's leaning toward a pinched-nerve/pulled-tendon sort of theory, that it's not anything that would require further intervention, but we have to wait and see.

So if you've donated money recently, that's where most of it went (I also got a couple more shop lights, a week or two ago), and Sheba says thank you.

Or, she would say thank you, if she were awake and spoke English. So far, the painkillers (Rimadyl) mostly seem to make her sleepy. And her English has never been very good.


CelticRose said...

Poor Sheba. :( I hope she's feeling better soon.

I'm absolutely horrified by the Romney story. Some people should not be allowed to own animals.

Anonymous said...

Sheba's symptoms sound like what my dog went through about a month and a half ago. Yelped when I tried to pick him up (he's only about 11 lbs) shivering and panting at the same time, not jumping onto his favorite spots (sofa and bed), not interested in food (!!??!!). Took him to vet who took x-ray and thought he had a pocket of gas in his intestines - gave him pain med and laxative. I had changed his diet to grain-free a few days before, but the vet didn't think it was the cause. The pain med and laxative seemed to work for a few hours, then his symptoms came back. For a couple of days he'd act almost fine, then back to the symptoms. I started giving him activated charcoal - the grain-free diet might have been causing release of toxins. Within a day or two he was acting ok, but not his old self. My sis-in-law pronounced him as having arthritis and suggested daily pain med for the rest of his life like her dog. I didn’t buy that (sudden onset of arthritis?) and kept giving him activated charcoal every morning for over a week. I’m very happy to tell you that he’s back to his old self – running full speed, jumping onto the sofa and bed, playing tug-o-war with me and acting like a clown. And without daily pain meds. BTW, he had his 10th birthday on Dec 2.

I hope Sheba recovers fully and quickly. I wish I had some money to donate. Any money spent on our pets is a bargain at twice the price.

Check out this web site about feeding dogs a ‘primal’ diet: (Or google Mark’s Daily Apple and search ‘dog food’.)

Liza said...

It's so hard when pets get sick! I hope she feels better soon.

Bom said...

Get well soon Sheba!