August 17, 2013

Power of the Paw Request Needed for Gracie Lynn

Slimmer Pug Family, Full-Body Power of the Paw

Hi friends!
Mama Mindy here. 

Today, I took Gracie for a routine 6-month blood work as she is on a arthritis medication that has to have her kidneys and liver monitored.  The blood work was a little high on the kidneys...that is not the issue however.

While on examination, they noticed her walk.  It's basically like she has a motor without direction.  A "wonky" walk as I call it...think of a drunk that goes this way and that down a sidewalk without any particular directional control.  That's Gracie's walk.

Her knees that Blogville sent power of the paws and helped fund the surgery of are just fine.  Her hips felt fine and so did her lower back.  However, due to the nature of her walk and the fact that she lacks mobility control, she is to have two X-rays on Wednesday.  The vet will X-ray her back to make sure all is well with her spine, no slipped-disks and such and then an X-ray of her hips.  I am extremely concerned after seeing so much pain in Blogville due to neurological issues and cancers that I am a bit overwhelmed as is my mom, Mama CJ. 

Your power of the paw is needed to help Gracie's vet find out what is going on with our girl and that it is something we can fix.  She is only 7, almost 8 years of age, which is quite young/middle-aged for a pug, not a senior age as it is in most other dog breeds.  Gracie Lynn is our baby girl and little mama to the rest of her siblings.  Anything being wrong with her would be devastating to our family. 

God Bless you all,
Mama Mindy

Note:  After reading Frankie & Ernie's heart-felt responses, I realized I forgot to mention that Gracie's walk has been this way for the past 6-months or so.  I took her to the veterinarian when it first developed for another follow up unrelated and they did a similar exam (without X-rays) and told me to watch it.  It has progressed but not gotten any worse beyond the current wonky walk.  I do hope it is something that can be fixed through massage, therapy, or even--{{{shudder}}} surgery so that she can go back to feeling zero pain and walking that is beneficial to her life's quality.  Right now, we pick her up and down off of furniture (unless the little stinker jumps before we get there) and we try to take her up and down stairs (unless again, she cannot wait for us to help her).  She doesn't seem to be in any additional pain that her current medicines seem to be helping, but then again, our babies are good at disguising pain.  Part of me is glad the veterinarian wants to do the X-rays just so we can insure all is fine.


Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh My! dearest Gracie Lynn, we are sending all the good pug vibes we can muster. Bailey is sending lots of hugs and kisses to his sweetie.
We will pray that the x-rays show nothing serious.
much love
Bailey, Greta & Hazel too

Life with Ragdolls said...

hi i came over from my blog life with Ragdolls and i like your blog it's pretty cute i hope you can come by mine!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

NO NO NO Gracie Lynn... we will not have this... you can not be having somethingy any more scary than maybe a tiny pulled muscle or pawhaps a bruise.
We have our PAWS tightly TIGHTLY crossed fur you sweetie.. AND we are sending you STRONG Dachshund
VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
We will not allow you to be hurting.
PRAYERS coming also!!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Gracie Lynn.... we were just talkin and we think that your mommas watch you so closely that this can't be somthingy really serious... they would have noticed.

Maybe you slept wrong. Pawhaps a couple of days of Massages and lots of rest is all you will need.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

My pack is joining in the POTP for Gracie Lynn. Hope the dogter locates the problem quickly so it can be fixed and you'll be all 100% again.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, we're purring and praying for Gracie Lynn! We hope they find something easily fixable when she goes in!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Paws are crossed for you Gracie Lynn!! There are so many pals right now with hip and joint problems. POTP coming your way!!1

Loveys Sasha

Agnes B. Bullock said...

POTP from all of us!!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Gracie Lynn we are sending all our good vibes, hugs and positive thoughts your way sweetie
Benny & Lily

PS thank YOU so much for all your support for me

Mollie said...

We are sending all our love and pawrayers. Keep us posted. Tons of slobber to you and Mamma xxooxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Scooter said...

Hey Gracie. Wow, I am so very sorry you have some sickies or ouchies happening. I'm sending all of my bestest healing vibes to you, my sweet furiend. I'm also sending some mental strength to your dogtor so he can help you get better fast. Take care and hang in there.
Grr and a Concerned Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Oskar said...

Oh Gracie, I'm so sorry that your having trouble. I hope you're doing much better now!

Nubbin wiggles,

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hope the vet will soon figure out what is wrong with Gracie. Purrs and pawtaps for her.

Idaho PugRanch said...

My Sweet Gracie Lynn, I got a surprise package from you today with your lovely picture, treats and OUR kissin' night lite. You are the sweetest girl a guy could ask for. Now I can look at your loveliness everyday and have fresh breath when I think about our kisses. I know your birthday is coming up and I have been telling Mom just what I want to get fur you. We will be thinking about you tomorrow
love and kisses
your Man,

Elgor82 said...

We are prayin' for Miss Gracie Lynn! Hope you are better soon ...

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Webster sends kisses to Mimi Roo!

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh No!! My PPF Gracie Lynn, we was just coming over to thank Mama Mindy for the comment on the mushrooms and saw this. My paws are cross tight that the X-rays are good.

Mommy is getting out her rosary beads now.

{{{huggies}}}.....your bestie Mona

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gracie Lynn, I wanted you to know I am thinking of you and sending doggy prayers, and also sending magic bubbles to make you feel better, and to make your moms feels better too.
I am sending Power of the Paw to you.