October 6, 2008

A Trip then a Trip to the Vet


This morning, just before mom had to leave for work, I decided to tussle with Chester the Cat. I walked in between all 4 of his legs & tripped him. He fell on top of me. When he got up, I couldn't get up. I was flailing my legs & squealing like a pig. Was I in pain, embarassed or scared? Mom didn't know, so she took me the the Vet Hospital. They checked me out & did xrays. The vet said I looked ok, except my back seemed arched at the T-L junction. She walked me around the hospital & I wasn't limping. They gave me doggy aspirin & $335 dollars later, I was on my way.

It looks like I'll be spending a lot of time in my crate. I'm to rest (no running or jumping, avoid stairs & up/down on furniture, short leash walks) for 2 to 4 weeks. No cat torture.


Love Ruby

26 comments:

Raising Addie October 6, 2008 at 7:50 PM  

Oh no Ruby!!! Your poor little back!

Thankfully your mom took you to the Doctor fast. You have a wonderful mom! I know it will be hard, but you will need to be a good furbaby and take good care of yourself for a while until you are all better.

We want your back very healthy for a really long time.

I'm going to get my most favorite treats/toys together and send you a get well soon care package so you are not too bored!

Kisses
Addie

P.S. Tell that cat to stay out of your way!

Luckie Girl October 6, 2008 at 9:25 PM  

Hey Ruby,
Just wanted to say hi to a fellow dachsie blogger! You are one lovely shaded red doxie. I hope we can be friends! :)

Lorenza October 6, 2008 at 9:53 PM  

Hi, Ruby!
I am so sorry you got hurt!
Sure it was scary!
Take your meds and rest a lot and you will be like new in no time!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Thor October 6, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

Ruby!
So sorry to hear you got hurt.
I hope you get better soon!
Take care!

love and lots of licks
Thor

Andra October 7, 2008 at 12:49 AM  

OOH RUBY!! We hope you feel better. Luke hurt his back one time and he had to have a shot of cortisone and then he had to be on doggy prednisone and it made him retain water. He looked like a stuffed sausage!! Take it easy!!
-Luke and Liesel

happy October 7, 2008 at 3:51 AM  

Oh Ruby, you poor gal...hope you'll get better soon. Yes, and no more cat torture!

The Three Musketeers October 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM  

Rest well poorthing !
Love you !

Rachel October 7, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

yup, steer clear of that cat!

And no - we did not catch any fish :( But we had fun anyways!

mini October 7, 2008 at 9:59 AM  

Oh no! Mommy and me are so sorry to hear!

Constança Lucas October 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

Poor lovely friend Ruby

Take care
I hope you get better soon!

hugs

Náná

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ October 7, 2008 at 8:17 PM  

Aww, Ruby we hope you are feeling better very soon.

Woofs,
Holly & Zac

Mango the Maltese kiddo October 7, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

Ruby,
I think I need to have my vision checked. How did I miss a lovely lady like you?
Thanks for visiting me, I'm so honored.
Sorry that you had to visit the Vet, the bill was like 10 months of my food supply, wow.
Tell you what, I noticed that you won a lot of Awards, may be one more would not have crowded your mantle, plese pick the Blogging Friend Forever Gold Visa Award that is on my sidebar, hopefully the Vet would have accepted it.
May I add your blog into my blogroll? And please my guestbook.
Cheers!

Mango the Maltese kiddo October 7, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

Ooops, sorry, I overlooked. You had signed my guestbook before I asked. Thanks, thanks, thanks, I love it.
PS: I definitely have to have my eyes check ASAP!

MONA AND THE MOMMY! October 7, 2008 at 10:53 PM  

So sorry you got hurt. The Mommy said not to worry. Samantha had to stay in a crate for 8 weeks one time but she was good as new when she came out. Thanks for thinking of Jody and keeoinf him in your prayers. The Mommy is so worried that she doesn't even want to post righ now but we will still be reading blogs.

Happy belated Gotcha day.

Love ya...Mona

Dino and Family October 8, 2008 at 1:01 AM  

Oh dear Ruby! Poor you! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery! Big hug for you!
Love, Dino

The Three Musketeers October 8, 2008 at 3:16 AM  

By the way , Ruby , can you have us to get into the Bone Zone ? :D
& do take care of yourself , & for the cat , please make way for Ruby (:

Loves

Three Dogs Long October 8, 2008 at 7:12 AM  

Oh Ruby, we are so glad you are feeling better (and worth every penny donated to your vet) we might add. :)

(Mom says you look adorable in your crate, btw - but we know how tortureous it really is!)

(((Hugs))) from Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Abby October 8, 2008 at 9:45 AM  

Hi, Ruby...

I'm sooo glad you want to participate in Autobiography Week...

Please email either me or Chef with your entry & we'll get it on the "Littlest Memories" Blog for you during the Week of Oct 20th...

Abby xxxooo

Lois Lane/Laney October 8, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

Ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Charlie Daniels October 8, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

G'day Ruby

I just sniffed my way over from DWB to say hi!

Watch out for cats, they have some weird sorta magic ;-)

Take it easy for a while ... I hope you feel better soon.

Cheers

Charlie

The Three Musketeers October 9, 2008 at 7:25 AM  

Thats very sweet of you Ruby !
Some love licks back to you (:
Hope you are doing fine !!

Loves

Rachel October 9, 2008 at 11:10 AM  

Thanks for leaving the link comment, Ruby - we submitted our entries to Addie today!!

GeeRome October 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

Oh no! So sorry that you have hurt your back. As soon as you feel better, you need to go tell that darned cat to watch where he falls!

Get better soon!
--
Gio and Romeo

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! October 9, 2008 at 11:36 PM  

ohmydoggie! what did kittie do to you?!

Ruby! yous one purdy girlie. we are so happy you came to visit. we hope you recover soon. Happee Happee gotcha day ~ you were gorgeous even at birth oh and we looove your blankie

healing love licks

billiejean October 10, 2008 at 1:52 AM  

Hi Ruby,

You are so cute and pretty! Thanks for checking out my blog. I am visiting your blog to check you out! Tell me about your diet!

Billie Jean

The Zoo Crew October 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

This back stuff is scary for us weenie dogs! So far my back has been fine but my two dachsie sisters before me had back problems. One even had back surgery when she was four years old! So mama watches me like a hawk, especially around my big sisters and brother!

Hope you get better really soon!

Lucy Lu

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