Had a scare last night....
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Had a scare last night....
I woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom (for like the 3rd time!) and when I usually move to get out of bed my dog will get up and move since she lays right on the floor on my side of the bed. Well, she didn't move. I tried shaking her to wake up and move and she almost felt a little stiff. I felt my heart sink. I got up and turned the bathroom light on and went back over to check on her. She was laying there with her eyes open not moving. I was about to wake DH up in a panic but I called her name one more time. She finally responded but was not interested in getting up. I felt a huge sigh of relief. I thought she had passed away in her sleep. I felt a breakdown coming on before I even checked to see if she was okay. I know her knees are bothering her lately so she probably just didn't want to get up because of that but I have no idea why she wouldn't respond by at least putting her head up or something. I don't think i'm going to sleep great after this. It was like a fear of mine almost coming true. Though she's okay, that was too close for comfort. I know her time is in the future but i'm not ready. Thinking about last night just breaks my heart. That was indeed very scary to wake up to.
Wow, I would have panicked, too!
I'm glad she finally responded. I would have been scared too.
Yikes! That would scare ya a little. Glad everything was ok!
My ddog had a similar thing going on a few months ago. She apparently had a pinched nerve in her back. She's 12 1/2 and has arthritis, too. Wouldn't come downstairs, I went up afer her and she lay there. Eyes staring blankly, wouldn't move. When she finally did raise her head, I was in tears. She tried to walk and couldn't and then peed all over the floor and laid back down in it. I cried and cried. Took her to the dr. He said she'd twisted her back wrong, gave her something like a doggy motrin for about a week. Then just all of a sudden she was back to normal.
aww, i would have panicked too!
So glad she is o.k
Boxzgrl, my BIL and I had old dogs that suffered from arthritis. His vet told him to use ONE ordinary Bayre (sp?) asprin when the dog shows signs of distress. My vet had given our dog the perscription med for arthritis which has some bad side effects.
Both worked well on each dog. I opted to switch to the regular asprin. It worked wonders for my dog. It took years off they way she moved. You might consider doing this as well just to help your sweety feel better.
Dana, she's on phenobarbitol and those drugs had a bad reaction to each other. I have her on supplements for her pain but she seems to have an occasion night where she's more stiff than usual.
That night definitely scared me so everytime I get up to use the restroom I take a peek at her. It's still hard to believe she's actually getting old.