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Robinson is Poorly

Sore, but nothing too serious, thank heavens.

When we went for our walk yesterday, Robinson suddenly started limping quite badly, and when we got home he was very quiet and sorry for himself. When I got home from my movie expedition, I found him lying on the floor not wanting to get up. He didn't eat his supper and was in quite obvious pain overnight (whimpering every time he had to move).

So off to the vet we went this morning, and he's spent the day being prodded, x-rayed and having a chiropractic alignment. The upshot is that although he shows some minor arthritic changes in his neck, he doesn't show any serious damage, and may in fact have had a pulled muscle. I've got some anti-inflammatory to give him as needed (I don't like using it, but it does help to ease the pain when necessary). He's also supposed to rest (ha ha) and will have another chiropractic treatment on Thursday.

Of course, my wallet (or credit card) is lighter by over $500 - so much for the new lens for my camera! - but it's worth it to know that he's okay.

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brinian
Aug. 28th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
Poor baby! (and ouch! to your bank account...know what that feels like :-) I hope he feels better soon. It always takes me completely by surprise when the younger one gets injured...I'm always expecting the older one to do something dire. Maybe the old guys just have more sense!
intertext
Aug. 28th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He had a much quieter night last night and seems improved. He's not holding his head at an awkward angle any more. Yes - I know exactly what you mean; I'm prepared for something to happen with Cholmondeley, but seem to expect Robinson never to get sick or injured. He rarely does, either - I think he's been in to the vet for things other than routine shots etc about 3 times in his life, whereas Chums seems to be in several times a year.
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