Friday, April 16, 2010

Jill in Jail

Our Jack Russell, Jill, didn't feel good yesterday. She was weak and wobbly, so I took her to the vet. It turns out that she had a spinal injury in the neck area. Anyone who has ever been around Jacks knows they are active, flying dogs, so there is no telling where she had her crash landing (and she's not a spring chicken anymore).

Now she is on steroids, antibiotics, and a morphine-like pain killer. And confined to bed rest. The vet repeatedly told me I needed to crate her, otherwise she would not comply. The drugs help in that department. She is being a very good patient. Poor baby.


  1. Oh no, she looks so incredibly sad. I have 3 dogs myself and they are so much part of the family. I'm sending healing vibes to Jill for a speedy recovery!

  2. Poor baby! I wish her a speedy recovery!!

  3. Thanks for your concern, Susi and Steph. Three days have passed and Jill is feeling much better. I've let her come out of her "playpen" and sniff around the yard a few times.