Friday, June 17, 2011

Poor Mickey...

Mickey was not getting any better, so I took him to the Vet yesterday. The diagnosis: a herniated disk. Back injuries are very common in dachshunds. He got a steroid injection, plus steroid pills, muscle relaxers, and some antacid to protect his tummy from the strong medicine. We are keeping him confined in a crate (unless he's in a lap) so he can rest and heal. He's not allowed to do steps or any jumping up or down from anything for one month. Hopefully, by then he'll be feeling better and nothing more will be needed. As you can see above, Oliver has taken up residence beside the crate, acting as guardian, protector, and companionship.

It's turned out to be such a hectic week, so hubby and I have decided to take off to the lake for the weekend to relax. Mickey and Prince will come along - they love it there. Oliver will stay home to guard the place.

I've still got to pack my entertainment for the weekend, probably some of these to sew:

I love to hand sew at the lake - very peaceful.

Good luck this weekend to our son-in-law's sister, Angelyn, who is competing in the Miss Georgia pageant. Go Angelyn!


Chris said...

I hope Mickey is feeling better soon! FYI - I'm having a give away at Quilt Talk, so please stop by. :)

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Poor Mickey. I'm so sorry to hear about his disc. I hope he's all better soon.
I'm making hexie flowers too. Aren't they fun?

Judy Laquidara said...

We went through the same thing with Speck, our dachshund, a few months ago. Hopefully Mickey is feeling much better by now. Speck was feeling better after about 3 days but we're still real careful about steps, jumping, etc. Good luck to you and Mickey!