Friday, October 20, 2006

The Friday Post

Thanks everyone for the suggestions to help Jake. We've been trying them all and nothing is helping. He's going back to the vet's today for Xrays and a Lyme disease test (which isn't likely... he's had the vaccine). There's been no improvement at all and Jake is taking it like a man...

...meaning he's whiney, irritable, needy and actually quite grumpy.

At this point we don't think it's just the arthritis. The anti-inflammatory's have always helped in the past and we're not seeing them have any effect at all this time. The biggest problem is that he's so "twitchy". He can't get comfortable. He's shaking and panting constantly-even thru the night. Which isn't helping him... he's very tense and I think it's actually making him feel worse.

I'm very very tired, as he pretty much kept me up all night. It's been a long 4 days and I'm not very optimistic about it getting better any time soon.


  1. I am so sorry Jake is not feeling better. I hope the vet can figure this out so that he can get better. I wish you well. Have a good weekend!

  2. Sorry to hear Jake is so uncomfortable-- thinking about all of you. (jake's sleeping blankie is very nice, I hope it at least cheers him up a bit)

  3. I hope the vet has some good ideas!!! It is so hard when the furry ones can't tell us what's wrong. At least maybe they can give him some medicine to relax him until they know what they're dealing with. Please keep us posted!

  4. poor baby.. keep us posted, thinking good thoughts


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