Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 14

Kinda slacked today, but good excuse!

I was at the vet with Koda. He's doing much better though. $209 later, we find out that he has a mild spine injury. His spine is bent down in the back by the hips a little bit. And every time he moves, it moves up and pinches the nerves in his spinal chord, causing a lot of pain.

Good news though, the Dr. said that with some anti-inflammatories, pain meds and 2 weeks of bed confinement in his kennel followed by 4 weeks of "light exercise".

Koda is feeling a little better. He's going up the steps from the backyard to the house again. Last night he refused to get in the house, and we had to carry him in. So, this is a start!! :-)

Koda is a German Shepard Mix, but he looks like a full blooded German Shep, just a little smaller. He's a really good dog. He's great with Xander and is always gentle with him, even letting Xander win at tug-o-war. lol

We have to go back in two weeks to see if he's better. Which is gonna cost me another $150 that I don't really have.

*Sigh* oh well! He's family! It's worth it!!! :-)


  1. He sounds like a wonderful family pet. Glad he is already starting to feel better. Yikes on the vet bills! One of mine for my cat was almost $1000! But, yes, they are so worth it because we love them just like family.

  2. By the way, I love the Musing Monkey!!! He's quite distinguished looking, I think. ;)