Lily is not feeling well. She was fine Saturday, but Sunday I could tell something was just not quite right. Sunday after church hubby and I got Taco Salads for supper and brought Lily a taco. She really wasn't interested and that is extremely unusual. Then she decided she would try to eat and on the way to the bowl, she just fell over. Scared me to death and I hollered for Tracy. He came in and she fell again.
So we were trying to decide what we should do. We called our vets office (knowing hey weren't in) and they gave numbers to 2 different 24-hour pet clinics. We prayed and then decided we would take her. However, when we took her outside, she seemed to be better and even trotted a little. So we decided we would wait until morning and then call our vet first thing. The vet said we made the right decision. Thank you God for the wisdom you gave us.
I called and they said bring her in at 9 and they would check her out. We did and he knew as soon as he looked at the way she was standing that she had a disc messed up in her back. We figured out what probably happened to cause the disc issue. On Saturday I put her outside (we don't have a fenced yard so she goes out on a lead). There was a squirrel in the yard and she took off chasing after it and forgot to stop before he lead line ended. She hit the end pretty hard and it jerked her a lot. When she was a lot younger she used to do this and I've actually seen it flip her over when she hit the end. Fortunately, she didn't do it that hard this time.
He kept her for the day and ran some tests, and gave her several injections and we picked her up around 5:30.She's feeling better tonight, but is still sore and moving slow. He said it's just like us when he jerk our back out. We may not hurt that bad the first day, but by the 2nd and 3rd days we hurting really bad. Anyway, she seems some better and at least she's eating good tonight. We're hoping she'll be a lot better in a couple of days.
Here's a picture of her laying around in our bedroom tonight. After taking this picture and playing around with some online editing tools, I sat on the floor with her and brushed her hair. She seemed to enjoy the extra attention for awhile.
I'm so glad God doesn't seem to think it's silly that we prayed for our dog and that we asked for wisdom to know what to do to help her. I believe he answered our prayers and that is why she is feeling better tonight.