Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bailey's Boo Boo

Anyone who has met our Bailey has seen her impressive jumping skills. In fact, when she was just a 6 pound puppy I had two baby gates on top of each other and she jumped them both! Incredible!

Along with others in the household, Bailey is approaching middle age, with all the aches and pains that come with it.

The last few weeks, we've noticed that Bailey hasn't been jumping up as much. At first we thought maybe she was just losing a bit of her youthful enthusiasm. But this morning she yelped when Niels was playing with her. After I got home from my own doctor appointment today, I called the vet and they told me to bring her right in. I have to admit, with all that's been going on lately, I got a bit emotional fearing that something bad was going to happen with Bailey.

Bailey was a trooper as the vet did his thing. She has a slight fever and her lower back is pretty sensitive. It looks like she sprained her back, so now both girls in the de Jong household are on happy drugs! (Though I should be all better in a week, Bailey will take steroids for a month). Doctor's orders are for lots of rest and no crazy rough housing with Daddy. After, that we hope to have our Bailey Boo good as new.

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