Woo hoo! There’s a dramatic change for the better in Jiminy’s health today, and he’s looking out at me with his old eyes! I almost can’t believe the difference. I came home in between my two note factory shifts, and he seemed better to me, but when I came home after the second one, it was very obvious. He not only went peeps outdoors; he went without my supporting him, and he lifted one hind leg for a few seconds!
And when I tried to feed him with the dropper, he tried to fight me off, and accidentally bit down hard on my finger. 🙂 Yesterday at this time he was completely passive and lethargic. Unbelievable. I’ll have to figure something out for feeding him, though. I can’t have him twisting to avoid the dropper, because it could undo all the healing. Good thing I bought a large package of ground beef on the way home from the note factory. We’ll see if I can get him to eat from a bowl tonight. I’m sure that would make him feel good, in several ways.
After a long hunt yesterday, I found my TENS unit, where I’d stored it up high, away from Giovanni’s sharp little teeth. Now, every time Jim has pain, I attach the electrodes to either end of his spine, after checking the level of stimulation on my own arm. He seems to respond very well to it. I have to hold the electrodes down close to his skin, so that his fur doesn’t absorb all the ‘buzz’. I know how well it works on me, and I imagine that it’s part of the reason he’s doing so well, although I think the meds are giving him huge relief.
Ahhh. This is very good. We will celebrate with a group nap. If I have time, I respond to everything, good or bad, with a nap. 🙂 Dogs are top of the line, as nappers. We will sleep for a little while in the late afternoon sun, and I will be thankful.