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Poor Skype

By Sparky | May 7, 2008

Poor Skype is on kennel rest (very low-key, no running, no playing, no stairs) for a week thanks to a sacral canal(?) injury on his back. It’s most likely a minor muscle injury at the junction of his spine and rear hips. He got diagnosed yesterday at the vet after a few days of pain when walking up stairs. It’s actually gotten so bad that he can’t get up on my bed or the couch because angling his rear legs up is too painful.

The good news is that if the vet is correct he will be much better in a week or so. The bad news is that this kind of injury can be a very early sign of canine arthritis – certainly something I hope is not true. I don’t need to see poor Skype endure pain like my grandmother did through much of her life.

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Topics: Daily grind, Health, Skype! | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Poor Skype”

  1. sbbb Says:
    May 7th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    How are you going to take him outside? use the handicap ramp?? poor skype!

  2. Janet Says:
    May 8th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Poor Skype! I’m sorry to hear about that. I hope he feels better soon, poor pup.

  3. Elizabeth Says:
    May 8th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Poor guy! We’re going through a similar thing – our big husky has a slipped disc and at age 13, surgery’s risky (if they could figure out which disc it was)…so it’s lots of painkillers for him, and lots of upper body workouts for me!