Bright and early this morning we take him up the two blocks from Stimson Marina to Sunset Hill Animal Clinic and Rehab, where he is seen by Dr. Lamb. A cursory exam tells her the problem is something else. She prescribes a med for pain.
|Dr. Lamb joins Jake on the exam mat.|
Xrays and workup later, as well as a consultation from her radiologist, Dr. Lamb says the exam suggests a nerve which innervates the right arm is pinched in the neck. She points out how the leg has atrophied as a result of less use.
Her recommendation is to add two more medications, one for reducing the nerve involvement and one for inflammation. Now we have two 'urky' pills, as his Aunt Myrna calls them, so what to do? The chewable is not large enough to drill a hole for more pills!
Another brilliant idea: Herb puts Pedigree Chicken and Rice in a bowl, adds the other pills, and The Doctor quickly eats it all.
Jake shows marked improvement, and we are glad to have some answers.
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Monday, July 7, 2014