lillie my sick great phrenese the one i had posted about before is just about giving up my mom is going to the vet to get her some extra medicine to last through christmas she hardly can walk now and she is getting incontinent i hope i spelled it right we have been bringing her in at night it has been so cold lately in colorado just the other day we got about three inches of snow the vet is giving us some powerful pain medicine to last through christmas so that i couild spend some time with her ill keep you guys updated
lillie is still fighting her legs are very weak she is still on pain medicine i just have one question i dont know if she is in pain but she doesnt look at me anymore she most of the has her head lowered to the ground does that mean she is in pain
sounds like she is in some discomfort. what pain meds is she on ? there are stronger pain relief meds out there, beyond what a vet typically carries in their office. one of them is called tramadol. it is a human pain relief/muscle relaxant. for a girl her size it could be rather expensive to put her on. my mom's dog is on it 3x a day and it runs about 100 a month.
what you have to determine before switching her meds, is if her quality of life is ok. my mom's dog still has all the spirit in him that he did when he was younger, so it is worth trying the different meds for him. if lillies spirit is still alive then it may be worth trying something else. if she has lost that sparkle, then maybe it is time to let her go.
we had to make that decision with our pyr. as debilitated as she was, her spirit was still strong. once she lost that sparkle, we knew it was time.
best of luck to you and lillie ~hugs~
***Edited By: Scout1 on 1/8/2007 7:57:23 PM*** Reason: typos