First, I want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. I've been busy studying for exams & finishing up my thesis, etc. Hopefully I'll be more active soon, as I finish my last exam on Friday.
I mentioned in the subject that this thread is off topic, as it is not about
me, but about
my dog. My 1 1/2 year old golden retriever was rammed in the shoulder today while playing with a friend's dog. He is now unable to put any weight on his left front leg. I did take him to the vet right away. The good news is that he didn't break anything or dislocate his shoulder, the bad news is that the vet thinks that he injured his radial nerve in his shoulder. If he did permanent damage to his nerve, he could potentially wind up losing his leg (it would have to be amputated). All that we can do now is wait & see what happens. The vet put him on a strong NSAID & pain reliever. My mom is also going to bring him to see his homeopathic vet tomorrow & she'll likely put him on some homeopathic remedies too.
I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and positive energy. I could really use some well wishes & prayers for my dog right now. It breaks my heart to see him in so much pain & scares me to death to think that this might be permanent or have some kind of long-lasting effect. It's one thing for me to be in pain, but for him to be in pain, too... I could not wish that on even my worst enemy. This dog has helped me so very much in so many ways. I don't think I could have gotten through the last year and a half without him. He helps me to keep fighting. He has the biggest, purist heart of anyone I know. Even right after he was hurt, he just kept giving me kisses & comforting me even though he was in severe pain.
It's strange being on the "other side" of pain. I feel completely helpless to a new degree. I was having a really bad day to begin with (lots & lots of pain, news of further degeneration of my vision), but then this happened & I just want to cry. This dog means more to me than anything or any one else in the world & all I can do is hold him & tell him that everything is going to be alright. I'm trying to think positively & focus on the situation now & not the future, but I can't help but worry -- it's my nature. My first final exam is tomorrow. What poor timing.
I hope everyone had a better day than I did.
Post Edited (skeye) : 5/10/2010 8:33:13 PM (GMT-6)