Our little precious Tinkerbell is still not well I have shared this briefly in my recent blogs but I’ll share where we are up to.
On Tuesday during my husband mini office make over my husband had comment hope Tinkerbell didn’t seem herself. In the afternoon I noticed she was walking with her back hunched and gave her some of her medication used last time she had a back issue in May.
On Wednesday I made a vets appointment at our local Vets for Pets that we had moved our registration over to since moving. By Wednesday evening she was walking however her back legs were very wobbly, something that has never happened before.
On Thursday morning Tinkerbell’s back legs were very bad but still had some ability to move them. Before our morning appointment with the local Vets for Pets I decided due to the distance and other reasons that I would register Tinkerbell at a local vets which offered greater services than the local Vets for Pets.
Our new vet was extremely professional and I felt comfortable that he was concerned about Tinkerbell’s needs. After a full examination and reading her history that had been sent across from the other vets his advice was to continue with medication and 23 hours of rest daily, with a follow up Monday morning appointment.
By Thursday afternoon she had no moment at all and unable to control her toileting.
The weekend was hard with sickness and other upsetting and distressing symptoms which were possible as a result of the medication.
On Sunday afternoon we decided to try keeping Tinkerbell’s back continuously warm with two tiny wheat bags and suggested by someone at Church to my husband to massage Tinkerbell’s legs and feet.
Sunday evening was amazing when after hours of massaging Tinkerbell she stretched her back legs whilst laying down.
This morning after a very bad toileting start before arriving at the surgery we went for our follow up appoinment. The vet said that he felt that there was about a 5% improvement in Tinkerbell’s back leg reflexes which was amazing to hear. He encouraged us to persist with the care we had been providing so far. He said that crate rest normally takes between 4 – 6 weeks before any significant improvement. With a follow up appointment in a week and a half we feel very positive.
Happy Monday Friends!