Yesterday was one sad day. The last few days Sammy was having trouble with her hip. As you may have read earlier, reiki has helped her tremendously to the point where she was able to jump in Candy’s SUV! But we noticed only after the weekend, she was having trouble getting in my car. And in a matter of just 2 days, she was unable to go up the stairs to the bedroom. My husband had to carry her 2 flights of stairs for bed. When I processed that information in the morning I became quite concerned. I had already made an appointment with the Vet for Friday but being Wednesday could I wait? While I was getting ready for work, I sent Sammy reiki while she was downstairs. While still sending reiki, I could hear Sammy coming up the stairs! Next thing I knew, she was sitting right beside me receiving her reiki. That of course made me happy. So off to work I went. I had emailed my friend Heather up in Seattle mentioning Sammy’s hip. She sent me several emails urging me to call my Vet to see if it would be okay to wait till Friday morning. After feeling more guilty, I called the Vet. They said they really couldn’t answer until she was evaluated. They mentioned that they could take Sammy in that day and keep her while running x-rays etc. So since I could not leave work, I called my best pal Candy if she wouldn’t mind doing me a huge favor and drop Sammy off at the Vet. Candy was unable to get Sammy in her SUV this time. So her hubby, Gordon took her in his Porsche. (Later that evening when I was thanking Gordon for taking such good care of Sammy, he told me she had no problems getting in his Porsche at all!) She was stylin! Candy followed behind in her car. Now, Sammy loves her Auntie Candy, she always feels safe and loved by her. If she had her choice, she’d probably live with her! She gets all kinds of good treats and rubs by both Candy and Gordon. So I knew she was in good hands. Candy saw that there were 2 big dogs waiting to be seen at the Vet, but she snuck Sammy right behind the counter so she would be not be bothered by those big dogs!
Waiting is always the hardest. Waiting and waiting.. worrying… waiting… I called the Vet several times. Finally after lunch, I got the call. Sammy had several x-rays. She said that the disease had spread to her other hip and that it was rather extensive. She said part of it was dysplasia telling me she had been born with it. Part of it could be some arthritis. Regardless, she was in pain. Part of hip socket was slightly out. She had tweaked it some how. As I was hearing this I felt such sadness for my Sammy Diva. I know, she must really be in pain. The Vet was wonderful however, she spent enough time giving me details and what her plan was going to be. The fastest relief would be a steroid shot. I said yes, of course. They would have to draw blood on her before I could get her medications for pain. I agreed to that as well. The Vet said, Sammy was giving her kisses and I thought, this is not my dog. She HATES the Vet. When I used to take her to VCA, she wouldln’t even get out of the car. I hated taking her. But I was relieved and happy to hear that Sammy liked her new Vet. Then I didn’t feel so bad leaving her there while I was at work.
This canine hip dysplasia got me researching… I know reiki can heal it. And that is why I learned reiki, for my pets. The Vet was shocked at how well Sammy was doing. So in reading about hip dysplasia, I came across a well written article from a Vet. This has lead me back to breeders… and that this is genetic, it’s passed down. Is this part of the puppy mill thing? All I know, is that I rescued Sammy. She was the mother of the seeing eye puppies. She was two years old and they were done with her. Thank God, I found her.
When I went to pick up Sammy, I was bracing myself for the bill. I figured it would be $1000, I mean, x-rays, blood work, that has got to cost. The steroid shot itself was almost $40. But to my great surprise, the bill was $400. I was so happy. We love our new Vet!
The assistant was surprised I was so happy as she thought that was a lot of money. They brought Sammy out. She seemed tired. I walked her to the car and she couldn’t get in. I tried to lift her myself but could not. I finally with great effort got in the front seat but I didnt feel she was comfortable and felt bad for her hip. The steroid shot had not kicked in yet. Luckily the Vet isn’t far from home. Brought her home, gave her a big carrot and on the couch she went for a nap. When I brought Lucy home from Candy’s, she ran to Sammy and gave her about 15 kisses. So sweet, Lucy was worried about her big sister. ( I think she remembered the day Ry was taken away and never came home)
I’ll be giving Sammy Diva reiki every day for the rest of her life. The reason I learned it anyways.
This weekend I’ll be looking into ramps so I can get Sammy in and out of the car easier. Much cheaper than buying a Porsche!