Yesterday I tried managing Lucie's pain as needed since her meds were already a little messed up due to her not being able to eat before her doctors appointment. She had been doing better but not totally back to 100%. She seemed fine. Both her and Addie slept after their walk. I did not give her Rimadyl yesterday. This morning she seemed fine. When I got home from work and took her out I could tell she was hurting so I worked the Rimadyl back into her meds line up. She has been sleeping all evening and is back to having trouble getting up. When I took her outside at 9 p.m. she walked a little bit and immediately laid down before she went to the bathroom struggling when she got up. When we came back in the house she headed up stairs to go to bed.
One day off of Rimadyl and she is right back where she was before we started the Rimadyl. I can hardly believe how fast her pain and discomfort has returned. I will talk to Dr. Johnson on Friday. I am thankful for Rimadyl.