I sat. She yelped. I moved immediately.
That was six days ago. She seemed fine and the next morning we went for a walk. About half way through the walk she started to (or I noticed) limp. In retrospect, I should have picked her up and carried her home (we both suffered osteoporosis) but instead, we walked home and then at some point after we got home it became impossible for her to move at all. I tried carrying her out in the evening to do her business but she couldnít stand up and wouldnít move. She just sat. The next day was the same. She may have passed her urine that second day but for sure she did by the evening and the third day she could get up enough to do her business.
Sadie tore her shoulder two years ago and that was a costly visit (exam $165 for 15 min, if) that didnít do a thing for her though I bought the medicam ?, a pain killer and the Robaxin, an anti-inflammatory. She has never been the same since and went from being a joyously active dog to one who walks and trots but rarely runs. Now she can hope off the bed if she wants to come out to find food but I do as much lifting her as I can, up and down. I carry her up and down stairs to go outside and we do a little walk to the back alley and then I carry her back and into the house where she sits beside me.
I will not take her to the vet as it is just a waste of money. Her arm and paw seem better and she doesnít pull it away if I touch it. However, the joint of the paw seems still to hurt if I gently touch and then press a little on it. She seems to sway sideways from the front end in the little walking I allow her. I am giving her 1/2 Robaxin tablet three times a day.
Has anyone had this problem before with a paw? There seemed to be swelling the first three days but now the arm looks like itís back to normal. I am hoping time will be her healer. Nothing was broken, it must have been a sprain. How long does such a thing usually take to heal or is this another problem she will have to contend with. Sadie turned twelve mid January this year.
She gets smelts and salmon and herring oil regularly. Elk, beef and chicken necks, beef and occasional chicken liver and the occasional egg with whites cooked but yolk mostly raw. She just gulps her food as her right back bottom teeth are so worn. She has nice white teeth otherwise. I feed her by hand so she has to crunch the bones and semi-veg or meat to tear up from her left side.
Sadie gets Lugolís Iodine, I make it up myself so it has no alcohol in it. For three months I have been giving her condroitin, glucosamine, MSM, Sierra Sill, half an Inno-Vitť Formula H.H. Plus Mena Q7 (K2), Q10, Ginko Vitamins A, D, E, and, she gets a pinch of Borax* for the boron to help strengthen her bones and teeth and liquid Magnesium and a sprinkle of potassium. (*See Walter Lastís article on the conspiracy against Borax around the world. We are fortunate to be able to get it still in Canada. It is a mineral like calcium and magnesium and is deficient in modern foods. People who live near soils that have boron in them have nearly zilch osteoporosis. Wonderful read: http://www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm
Sure would appreciate hearing from anyone who has gone through this before or knows about sore joints and any comments on my Sadieís protocol. After starting the vitamin and mineral (including Borax) both Sadieís and my osteoporosis lifted and neither of us limped or had pain until this business with her paw came up. Nether do we eat wheat unless we are naughty, eh Sadie!
Namaste & care to all sentient beings across our never ending, always being universe,
mhikl & Sadie