Thursday, December 06, 2007

Little Miss Mitzi

Mitziface

My little Miss Mitzi isn't doing too well right now. We think she's got invertabrae disc disease...and poor baby is in a lot of pain. Essentially, her breed is prone to this type of problem and I'm not sure how this happened but perhaps it was brought on by her jumping off and on some of my furniture. Maybe it got worse by all those walks we take?! I dunno, but she's such a trooper...hardly complains at all. Still sweet as can be, just not her normal peppy and happy self. (which breaks my heart). We've gone to the vet over 5 times in the past month trying to figure out what's been wrong. Treating her for possible gas, arthritis, blood tests and X-rays. Finally, we saw a specialist yesterday and so she's on bed rest for the next 6-8 weeks. Meaning that she's got to be crated. And I have to carry her out to pee and poop.
For 6-8 weeks!
We are on day 2.
Anyway, the hope is, if she's immobile for a while, she'll heal. Otherwise, we will have to do something like surgery.

Mitzi is only xix years old. (okay, in dog years---she's my age, practically middle aged) and like me, she's far too young for this!! Sooooo, please send some good vibes/prayers her way...I would greatly appreciate it. I want my baby girl to be happy and healthy again very, very soon.

Holiday Mitzi

12 comments:

roz said...

Definitely sending you and Mitzi good vibes.
xoxo

Devil Doll said...

Oh, poor thing! I'm sorry to hear that. I'll think good thoughts for you!

paige said...

thanks you guys. thank you so much!

Reggiemonster said...

Oh the poor things, you both. The things we do for our pooches- but of course, you already knew that about me as well. Have you thought about acupuncture for her? I bet someone would even come to the house to do it on her.

Sending good vibes from the East Coast.

F L E E said...

get well soon mitzi! much love all the way from asia!

Kelly J said...

Hang in there Paige and Mitzi! I have a German Shepherd that had hip problems and we did a surgery when he was about 10 months old and it worked really well. Now he is 10years old and now just start to feeling his age. We also had to keep him put, not so easy for a 80+ lb. puppy!. It is very hard, I know but they are worth it and there are such great doctors out there to keep them healthy. We will be thinking of you.
:) Kelly (Shannon's sister)

paige said...

thank you so much, guys and gals. I really appreciate it. And if Mitzi could read, I am sure she'd lick the monitor in gratitude too.

xoxoxo

shannon m. said...

Mitzi! We are all pulling for you to get back to your chipper little self very soon. And, it's true that anyone who carries you to poop and pee must love you one heck of a lot, so we know you're in good hands (literally). So hang in there! :-)

ps we really love your antlers.

alex schaefer said...

Oh I'm sorry to read this! especially after my previous comment. But I bet that in the midst of this tough time, she still makes you happy! She's blessed to have you for a mom and friend.

vickie said...

all my love and kisses to sweet mitzi, please get better soon mitzi -

Kathy Weller said...

How's Mitzi doing?? Hope she is doing better!! She is too too cute.

paige said...

I should update on my baby girl...she is doing AWESOME. I hate steriods but within a day of giving her ONE...I saw an improvement. 6 Months on and she's fab. Lost some hair, still trying to gain weight but she's happy and crazy and lovey again. Phew. Thanks to all who inquired.