We took Lucie to see Dr. Johnson yesterday. He said the bumps on her ears are improving! Right now the skin is falling off of the bumps. He is just not sure why she is having issues getting up from a down position or why she is just not feeling well. He took blood again for some additional testing. Her ear problem and the issue with her back legs may not be related at all. To be honest I would be a lot less freaked out if she only had the bumps on her ears. Thursday night it seemed like she was glued to my side. I gave her lots of pets and belly rubs. Then she nearly broke my heart. I asked her to go outside and it was a horrible struggle for her to get up which left me scared that she is getting worse. Her energy level is just not the same either. Little Hailey is missing playing with her buddy but has been keeping her company snuggling with her during all the sleeping that she has been doing.
Because she is still feeling bad and struggling to getting up, Dr. Johnson wanted to start her on some meds to help in the mean time until he determines the cause. She is on:
Doxycycline which is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used for the treatment of infections such as Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. By placing her on this he is not meaning that she has these but this is a place for us to start to try to get her feeling better.
Niacinamide which is used in combination with other medications to treat a host of diseases that afflict dogs. This is like a B12 vitamin.
Time to feed the pups and give Lucie her meds. I'll keep you posted on her progress.
Thank you very much for all of your kind words and support!