it is a non displaced compression fracture of the last vertebrae of the lumbar spine. the vet was very nice...and i am assuming totally overwhelmed because of the noisy chaos her arrival bestirred. i call it the visitor frenzy..everyone goes totally insane until the visitor departs and then they go back to sleep again. but while they were awake they decided to show her exactly how many incontinents are here...bastards. there was not a single pee or poop in the house and as soon as the vet came in everyone had to go right away.
apparently barking like a maniac stimulates the bowel and the bladder....constipation and urinary retention is not a problem around here.
anyway...the clean ups are done..the vet is gone..and everyone is back in their beds.
a quick note on this dogs previous owner...she could not take on his care because she was elderly and was unable to carry and lift him. apparently she was heartbroken at his loss but was happy to sign him over to give him a chance at a good life with someone else. shit happens in life and she did the best she could for him. but what is really important to me is knowing that this pup has in his short lifetime been loved.
and sherlock is lovely...i see a tiny bit of some collie type in him somewhere too....a sweet and gentle boy who does need a muzzle while moving but just because of pain. he has already had his dinner and a picky eater he is not. he has his bed in the laundry area and a nice big pile of toys. he has a very big tongue which he puts to good use and he is a very good cuddler too.
i am going to have a quick, hot bath..the mp building is already put to bed. and then i will lay with him for a little while and maybe read him some of that book...inside a dog...and see if he agrees with what it says.
welcome sherlock...hope floats that you will heal well and soon.