At midnight he started crying, ate, messed all over himself
and I thought things were good. Then the pain meds all faded and he started
crying/howling/barking and looking so horrible that I took him back to the ER
for more meds, which helped. But the second ER doc also told me Max looks like
he has neurological "issues" and it's much more serious than a sore
At his appointment this morning they told me closer inspection
of the xrays show what looks like a cracked lumbar vertebra, which could
take a very long time to heal. And that he does show signs of having
neurological issues, but there's a chance the meds and pain are making
it worse. They don't really know what's causing any neuro issues. But the doc
said they want to get him past the back pain and after that check the neuro
more. She said I know him best so I can judge a lot of it.
At this point every time the pain meds wear down he basically
freaks out--crying, howling. I think he's still responding to my voice but not
They took him off the Pred, added gabapentin and Tramadol and I go back tomorrow, possibly this afternoon if he won't
I do have to say that I don't want to let him go but last
night the pain and fear in his face as we drove to the ER and waited to be seen
was so horrible. I'm still crying whenever I think about it. Doing a lot of
crying these two days. I can't seem not to.
Thanks for all your support. I have to try to give him some
Tramadol now so he's covered when the shot they gave him wears off.
Anna, Max and Cocoa