Poor Rimmy

Well, one thing I hope to not be replacing right now is our little dog Rimshot. He is currently spending the night at the vet’s. He was fine one minute last night then suddenly was favoring his right front leg. It got worse over night and during today while we waited for his appointment.

Turns out he slipped a disc or something. I don’t fully understand it all, but he’s basically lost control of his front legs. The vet seemed to think it strange that it is the front and not the back legs but says he’s “cautiously optimistic.”

Rimmy got x-rays and then 3 shots including a sedative. We’re supposed to get him back in the morning along with medicine, including some steroids. Hopefully he will be fine, he’s such a good dog.

It was so weird coming home tonight and not having him there jumping all over us. Apparently jumping is what does it, though. Thinking back, I might know when he hurt himself, I think he tried to jump on the love seat over the arm and he couldn’t make the jump. That’s actually a common thing for him though. So who’s to say when it happened, or how, given the progressive nature.

So we’ll see in the morning… poor Rimmy… He’s never been sick or hurt in the 10 years we’ve had him…