Roo Ben is at the vet clinic

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Roo Ben is at the vet clinic
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 2:00pm

Roo Ben is having difficulty walking.  He needs help standing up, and his legs give out and he just falls over.  He is 32 pounds, and I can barely lift and carry him.

Pug Rescue told me to take him to the clinic this morning.  He has to stay to be evaluated.  He is a sweet boy, and it is breaking my heart. 

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 6:56am

Oh no!  How is Roo Ben doing now?  Poor guy!  I hope everything is okay with him!!

 

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:43am

Sending prayers for Roo Ben. Do you have an update?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:53am

my heart goes out to you.....   do you have an update for us yet?   Praying that he's OK..... real soon.... (())

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:41pm

OMG....poor little thing!!  I hope it's nothing serious.....  Sending hugs and prayers....

Laura
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Registered: 11-01-1999
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 11:14pm

I went to post an update yesterday, but couldn't get the page to load, so I gave up.

Roo Ben spent 24 hours at the clinic.  I picked him up yesterday morning.  The doctor says Roo Ben's x-rays look OK, and he thinks it is neurological.  Roo Ben is on Prednisone for a week, and has to go back for a recheck next Friday morning.

Roo Ben is happy to be back here.  He is still having trouble walking, but seems to be doing better.  I am not trying to walk him any distance, however.  At least he is able to stagger around the back yard and take care of business.

We had to miss Pug Rescue's Pugapalooza event today, though.  It was cold out.  I have a nasty head cold.  Roo Ben can't walk and I can't carry him.  Bummer!

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 4:22am

I'm happy to hear that Roo Ben could come home with you....  that he's doing better is really terrific news (()).

Well too bad you couldn't all go to the pugapalooza.  Hope you are feeling better,, I've had the flu for the past 3.5 weeks.... getting cabin fever....    

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 9:42am

Glad to hear Roo Ben is home and doing ok.