Thank you Susie abd Karen. We bought her some delicious meals, larger than she would normally get. More testing has confirmed that it is cancer that moved from her hips to her heart, etc. She will be put to sleep soon. We are arranging a photoshoot, I wish we had known she was suffering but she never showed any signs, even when we took her for check ups.
It's killing us, but it's obviously for the best. She's getting lots of pampering and love, and we will be cremating her and getting a beautiful urn, so she can always be with us. Both of us have other pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge, so we know she'll be well taken care of in the afterlife. She's only 4 going on 5 on may the 4th (our star wars doggy).
Karen, I have heard of some people's CRPS going into remission, and hope that mine will with appropriate treatment. But I am keeping realistic goals, such as learning to live and manage pain levels to where I have some quality of life. We are moving closer to family, so having that closer support network will be nice. My best friend from highschool lives in Ohio which will only be a few hours drive (plus crossing the border) from us. I look forward to being able to take a weekend trip to her, or having her come to us. I miss her dearly, she is my sister from another momma and throughout all of this, she is the one person who constantly treats me like I'm still the same old Lessa.
The ER doctor had seen me before, she was the one who gave me a low dose shot of ketamine, because she had to examine my ankle she took extra time to really look at my legs, so very she is experienced with chronic pain.
Karen, funny thing it was fresh soft snow, and at the time it didn't feel like a hard fall at all! It took some time for my ankle to swell and for me to realize that I show get an x-ray to make sure nothing was broken, though truthfully my bones seem unbreakable lol I always sprain, or strain things rather than breaks. I'd rather a break, it takes so long to recover from soft tissue injuries!
The Dilaudid is helping, but the fall has caused a great flare of angry white cold electric pain, on top of the usual sprain pain. Because cold causes worse pain I can't ice my ankle and am left popping anti-inflamitories and using elevation, as well as a brace. Thankfully my feet and ankles are usually cold anyways, which is why we think it took time for the sprain to set in.
Thanks again ladies.
Undiagnosed chronic peripheral neuropathy, chronic depression, chronic insomnia, mild sleep apnea, PTSD, ADHD, red/green colour blind, gall bladder removed (Dec 2013)
Meds: Cymbalta 90mg, Effexor 150mg, Adderall 40mg, Trazodone 100mg, Amlodipine 5mg, Vitamin B12, C, D3, magnesium, cranberry pills, multivitamin
Allergies: Macrobid, Ritalin