Over the weekend Tinkerbell has become one very unhappy little girl unwilling/unable to jump up, I know its not good for her back but she’s normally like a little spring, unable to get onto her bed and wanting to snuggle and sleep all the time.
I tried to help by giving her a warm bath which she didn’t appreciate and became very distressed about and placing a warm wheat bag on top of her blanket which did seem to help a little.
This morning she looked very sorry for herself and as soon as the vets opened we made a call around 8:30am and spoke to the wonderful receptionist Penny who thankfully was able to make an early morning appointment at 9:10am with our favourite vet Jo.
When when arrived at the vets Tinkerbell sat curdled up on my knee wrapped in a little brown blanket with black paw print design. I carried her in when we were invited into the examination room.
Tinkerbell was examined and given pain relief and sedation and at 9:30 and a series of x-ray examinations would be carried out later in the day. Jo had said that it seemed like the passion was from the muscles in her back however the x-ray examinations would confirm this.
Reluctantly I left Tinkerbell in the safe care of Jo with her blanket and was asked to return at 3:50pm for a consultation and to collect Tinkerbell.
With Tinkerbell’s birthday on Thursday when she will be 5 years old I decided that I would get her an early birthday present and whilst at the local pet shop. I bought a beautiful bed which comes with a special wheat sack which zips into the bottom of the bed, I thought that this would be perfect for her to recover in and ideal for cold weather. I also bought her a sweet little toy that may help to cheer her up a little.
My day has been so lonely without her.
So at 3:40pm my husband and I drive over to the vets to collect our precious little girl. We are first shown Tinkerbell’s x-rays which show only a tiny issue however nothing the vet thinks we should worry about. Thankfully Tinkerbell’s pain is assumed to be muscular however we are advised if symptoms worsen that an MRI scan may be needed.
Finally we are then reunited with our little lady. Tinkerbell so much better after two lots of pain relief and sedation. My husband and I were so excited to see her and she us, thankfully no one did a wee because of excitement.
We left with pain relief a Friday appointment and instructed to give Tinkerbell lots of rest.
It was amazing to have Tinkerbell back in the house with a little spring in her step. She seemed very excited about her new bed and especially thrilled with her new toy which my husband named Danielle.
After a light dinner for Tinkerbell of rice and chicken she bedded down in the sun for a well earned rest, doctors orders.
A happy ending to Tuesday!