Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jerry on my mind

My baby boy, Jerry has been having a pretty rough couple of weeks. I'm really worried that this is the beginning of the end for him.

He re-injured his back about two weeks ago, and after a visit to the vet and some puppy pain pills, he seemed to be doing much better. Then, a couple nights ago, he jumped off the couch and his right front paw gave out. That means he's only got one good leg right now. He can't even pull himself around in his wheels now.

We have an appointment at the vet again tomorrow, and I'm hoping they will tell me this is temporary. As long as we have him medicated, he doesn't seem to be in any pain. He seems very frustrated though. You can see it in his eyes. He'll try to pull himself closer to something, and struggle until either I pick him up, or he just wears himself out and collapses. He will let out this sigh like he just can't give anymore. It's breaking my heart.

His original injury had him in worse shape than he's in now, but we were pretty sure that he would recover quite well. Luckily, we were right...that time. I have a bad feeling that this time is different. I just can't imagine taking him in to put him down, but I also can't let him lay around and have to be carried everywhere. Sometimes he gets this look in his eyes like "Can't you do something for me?" I actually cried by his side most of the night Sunday trying to decide what to do.

I'm still not sure what the right answer is. I just know I don't want him to suffer anymore..........this is killing me..............................

4 comments:

Andrea said...
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KellyAnn said...

Allison I'm so sorry for you and Jerry. This is so sad. I hope everything works out ok for him. Make sure to let me know how it goes.

s-hooks said...

Oh that poor thing. Don't lose hope yet though. He's a strong little guy.

alli-gal said...

S-hooks...you're right...he IS a strong little guy!! He is doing so much better!!! I had him in to the vet again last Friday, and he has done great ever since then. Those puppy pain pills must be good stuff!!!

He is getting back up on all fours again. He doesn't have very good balance yet, but he seems so much happier.

I am so relieved. I had five days off in a row, and spent some extra time with him. So, that made us both feel better :-)

Thanks for everyone's concern!!