My precious boy hasn’t been feeling well for some time now due to his thyroid related issues. Added to his allergy problems, winter isn’t always the best of times for him. But we were coping, and he has been doing pretty well till about two weeks back when things started worsening.
Since yesterday he is in pain with an acute limp in his left front paw. We will know for certain if it is just a pulled Biceps or anything else today evening once the vet sees him.
He had a very difficult night. He kept fidgeting around and asked to go out twice, once at around 2 AM and then again at 5 AM. He threw up once, may be due to an irritated tummy from the meds or may be due to the pain.
This morning , thankfully, the pain seems to be a bit less. He is much more alert and eager and he even tried to walk using his injured paw. Till last night he was barely putting that paw down.
Till Buddy was put on thyroid medications last year, he would seek out the sun in the hottest of days, unwilling to sleep on the floor but always finding the warmest corners in the house. The weather is getting warmer with each passing day. And seeing Buddy seek out the cool corners is reassuring. His meds must be working.
He is fast asleep now, under the sofa out on the balcony. It’s a relief to watch him sleep peacefully after last night and I am glad he has chosen to sleep on the cool floor away from direct sunlight. At least his thyroid function must be normal. We will soon know.
Your thoughts, any that you can spare for him are very welcome. It is heartbreaking to see my very athletic, energetic boy feeling down. We are all so worried and are hoping all his tests turn out normal.
I took the day off from work yesterday and I’m home today too. Right now, Ginger is paddling in the air gleefully, chasing some squirrel in her sleep. There is not a wince out of Buddy. Shadow of course will keep alternating between coming by and lying down next to me to taking care of everything that he imagines needs taking care of …. the cleaners outside, the birds on the balcony, the rustling leaves, the fallen flower in our potted garden, the occasional call of the hawker outside selling his wares, the street pups chasing something… you name it!
I might as well catch up on some lost sleep.