I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year!
Yesterday wasn't so happy for us. Yesterday morning we woke up to Charlotte shaking very badly and not able to move very well. She didn't have a limp, but she couldn't stand, jump, etc.
I took her to the vet to find out she has Intervertebral Disk Disease. It's so sad seeing her in so much pain, but it could have been a lot worse.... the disease sometimes leads to paralysis.
We stayed in last night, ordered Chinese food and fed lots of pain meds to Charlotte to help the pain and swelling. We went to bed at 10 and missed midnight (my kind of New Years! I'm not fond of staying up late).
She's still in a lot of pain, but I hope she starts to feel better soon. We're not really sure how long the pain will last. The whole ordeal is a sad reminder that our little girl is getting old. Hopefully the rest of 2009 bodes a little better for us!
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