Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Abby's Big Day

Abby was in the mood to walk last weekend so she went to two parks on Saturday and then also a long walk in the evening in our neighborhood.  It was a beautiful day.  Then on Sunday, she walked farther than usual but I noticed she was limping after we ate lunch on Sunday.  

Yesterday after work Gerard took her to the vet to get her checked out. They told us they didn't think her leg was broken but would take an x-ray to make sure it wasn't fractured. They think she just sprained it somehow. Gerard got brave and decided to have her teeth cleaned too. We hope she doesn't need any pulled like Manny did. The good news is that she lost the fat and is now considered to be an ideal weight at 43.5 lbs. We are glad she is no longer considered obese.

These vet bills are really draining but we love our pets so much and want them to be healthy so guess it's necessary.  Hers is even more than Manny's was! It works out well actually because she'll be at the vet while we're at work tomorrow and then Gerard will pick her up after work. I am off tomorrow so will be able to be with her most of the day.

UPDATED AT 10:10 P.M. TUESDAY, OCT. 12:

Abby's visit cost us $1,000 but yes, she's worth it.  She's such a good dog and we love her so much.  She's part of our family.  The x-rays showed her shoulder and elbow are sprained but nothing is fractured or broke.  A couple weeks on pain medicine and short walks instead of long ones and she should be fine.  She did have to get a tooth pulled though so is off the dry food for 10 days.  That canned food is really expensive! 

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5 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I hope the teeth cleaning goes well for Abby and her leggie feels better soon.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I hope Abby feels better real soon :-)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Abby sounds like a sweetheart of a dog. You are like my friend at work. She has pets and has expensive vet bills. However, she loves her animals...and they're like family members. Keep us updated on Abby's status :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

BeadedTail said...

We hope Abby's leg gets better soon and hope the teeth cleaning goes well too! We're sending her purrs and crossing paws that all goes well.

Jeanie said...

Our vet bills can be high with just one dog...I know they must be really bad with two. But keeping them healthy is worth whatever it takes. I hope the leg is okay.

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