But here's the thing when it comes to my own dogs and the foster dogs -- I am not very good at hearing the same kind, reasonable, forgiving lady that lives in my head. Sure, she'll talk to everyone else, but she ignores me when I ask her to weigh in on my problems. When she does finally say something to me, most of the time all I hear is a weepy confused lady running around in panicked circles calling me names for not being a better caregiver to the dogs. That lady really gets to me sometimes. And I couldn't help but hear her weepy voice this week when I was discussing Max with the Holistic Vet. I found myself fighting off those hot-tears when I had to come to the realization that Max may need yet another knee surgery.
|-Max after having his staples removed~|
At any rate, that's what seems to have happened. The Holistic Vet recommended putting Max back on anti-inflammatory and pain medications. She did acupuncture and cold laser therapy which seems to have helped. Max is to be kept on strict crate-rest, nothing off leash, no jumping, etc. All this in hopes of turning it around.