8th January 2008, 02:29 PM
Last week we had a scare with Abbey. She's a jumper, loves to jump, and when she was outside she tried to jump up the three stairs leading to the door, and she slipped on the ice and went sailing over the stairs and landed on the sidewalk on the other side. She landed on her side, but popped back up and seemed to be fine. We watched her closely that night and the next day as well; she seemed fine. The next day--so two days after this incident, I got home and she wouldn't jump up on me like she usually does--she was wimpering and started yelping. Her gate was off, not really a limp, but just stiff and odd looking. I called our vet and got her in right away. Nothing appeared broken, but she was showing some lower back pain---which is what she was showing with her SM physical before we had her MRId. So, we're not sure if what's happened is related to her fall, albeit it wasn't until two days later that she started showing symptoms or if what's happening is a progression of her CM. She's on Gabopentin for her CM, and considering she was really crying and kept us up most of the night as she couldn't get comfortable--she must have been in a lot of pain. The vet put her on Prednisone for a week, just to see if she can get some fast relief, and so far it's working. She's pretty much back to normal. She'll be off the Prednisone in a few days, so we'll see shortly after that how she's really doing. I really don't like having her on it, considering all the side affects, but for short term it appears to be working, and I'm just hopeful all of this is related to ice incident.