I'm glad he's hanging in there, dbg! Raggs is such a lucky boy to have you to lean on!
About the Metacam--have you considered calling the vet and telling him your reservations about taking Raggs in the car? Given that he knows about Raggs, he may be willing to give you a prescription for the Metacam without an office visit.
Originally Posted by dbg10
Never feel like your posts are impositions or a bother or that you need to apologize or that you owe us a post if you really aren't up to it! We're here to listen and give you some support if you need it. There will be lots of ups and downs and we're here for the long haul to help you up the hills and support you on the other side
And if there comes a time when you don't feel up to talking, that's okay, too. We'll still be here when you come back