Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Walker Evans on the Mend

Shortly after I blogged about Walker Evans and his injury yesterday, it was time for him to go out and eat breakfast. Well, he had such difficulty with the stairs (needing help up from outside to the house) that I took him to our veterinarian.
We went to the Brighton Eggert Animal Clinic, where Walker has gone for years; his walking on flat surfaces or slight rises/declines was OK, but stairs were really tough, with lots of hesitation, and we were worried about the seriousness of his injuries.
Fortunately, after a thorough examination, no structural damage or broken bones were found; Walker had a couple of sprained and strained joints to go along with his arthritis, and basically needs some rest and is on a prescription anti-inflammatory drug with some stomach buffering for his gastritis and bloat.
Walker is moving a bit better every day, and after a few days of shorter walks and a skip in visiting Puppy Playpen for a week, he should be fine. Thank you everybody for your thoughts and kind words.


Blogger Jill said...

That's great news! What a relief - hopefully he'll heal up quickly :)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Kevin J. Hosey said...

Thanks, Jill. It is amazing how fast Walker seems to be healing, but there is a little bit of favoring his right back leg still.

7:08 AM  

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