Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prayer Request

I wanted to ask for your prayers for my sweet little dog Abbie! It was such a nice day this past Saturday, I was at home and excited about having a little time to do housework, add things to my website and things like that when all the sudden I heard my sweet little Abbie crying, so I ran as fast as I could to her. She was holding her little paw up like something had stung her, first thing I thought..... it was a scorpion, and it had stung her. We have had problems with scorpions before and have to have the house sprayed for them several times a year. Well after me holding her for about 30 min. I put her down and she couldn't stand up, her little legs were not working. I then held her for about an hour and put her down again..... again she could not stand up. Abbie is 14 years old now and she has had back surgery before, it's probably been about 7 years ago, and she had done really well after the surgery until lately I've been noticing her back leg kinda slipping when she would be eating, but she still was getting around very well. After taking her to the vet he confirmed that it was her back and there was nothing he could do for her. Of course I started crying again, that's all I could do all day, I pretty much new it was her back. He said he could give her a shot for inflammation and send something home to help her sleep. Well I started home with her and when I got home with her my husband was back, he had been out of town for the day. I went out of the room for a few minutes and my husband called me back and said she's walking now. All I can say is that prayers were answered. Abbie is still walking, but I wanted to ask for your prayers for her, that her back will get stronger and that she will continue to walk, and have a good quality of life. Abbie being 14 years old I'm not sure that they would even do back surgery on her. I am going to make her an appointment at A&M to let them check her out, that's were she had her back surgery before, they took such good care of her there. This is my little baby girl Abbie in the picture below. For some reason I'm not able to write under the picture, don't know what the problem is. I would greatly appreciate your prayers

32 comments:

Mari said...

Hi Daphne~I am sending many prayers for your beautiful Abbie :) I know how hard it is to see our precious fur babies suffer, its just breaks the heart!!!
I am happy that she is feeling better and I will pray that she continues to do well :)

xo~Mari

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Awww...I'm so sorry you've been so sad and upset about your sweet little dog! It is hard to see them suffer. Prayers for you both as you get her back on her feet again and hoping for good health!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww - Look at her sweet face. You have my prayers.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I just said a prayer for dear little Abbie.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Prayers for your sweet Abbie Daphne... it sounds like a disc in her back to me... three of my fur babies who have each passed away many years ago all had that problem... very common in small doggies... and it would pinch a nerve, just like I myself sometimes get and cannot walk... with anti~inflammatories they would be fine and each lived long, happy lives... thinking of you and her... and praying all will be well... xoxo Julie Marie

lvroftiques said...

Oh noooo not your sweet little baby! I'm sending prayers right now. Hopefully her condition can be treated with the anti inflammatories *fingers crossed and palms pressed together* Vanna

Angel said...

i will keep her in my prayers...i think its limited how many words you can put in a "story"? xx

Blue Creek Home said...

Praying for sweet little Abbey and for you guys too.
Rhonda

RobinfromCA said...

Adding my prayers for your sweet little Abbie. Our little pups are so sweet and depend on us so much. She is adorable.

Robin

sissie said...

Hi Daphne,
I'll be saying prayers for your Abbie. I know she is your precious baby and I pray she will get better.

God Bless.

hugs
Sissie

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh sweet girl I will so be praying for your Abbie !!! I know how very special our puppies are to us!!
hugs
Lori

Ellen said...

I am sending prayers for your lovely Abbie. Let her get more of the anti~inflammatories medication if it seems to be working on her. Hugs Ellen.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I will be happy to pray for your precious Abbie. We are going thru much the same thing with my little JRT, Sissy. She quit walking last Sunday. Had numerous tests done, and on Tues. had multiple back and leg, spine xrays. All looked good, but the specialist says she is just breaking down everywhere. They gave us Prednisone for her and within 14 hrs. of starting it, she had started walking again, albeit with a horrid limp. I will gladly help her onto the bed and out to potty if we can just keep her going. Will start praying for dear Abbie right now, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Blessings from Cindy said...

Sweet little Abbie! Saying a prayer for her now...I would be devastated if that happened to our little Sophie. So sorry!
Blessings,
Cindy

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Prayers on the way for Abbie! I don't know if you have a canine accupuncturist near you, but they can do wonders for back and hip problems. Or you might look for a canine physical therapist - we have a new one near us who uses hydrotherapy. Both of these alternatives are more gentle than surgery and can be used on geriatric doggies. Good Luck, Love, Linda

Ivy and Elephants said...

I will certainly pray for your little Abbie. I have a precious fur baby that I love and adore and understand just how you feel.God's blessing on you and yours.
Hugs,
Patti

Beautiful Peace said...

I am sending my prayers for you and Lil' Abbie. I would also like to thank you for my BEAUTIFUL purses! I ordered the 'Dee' and 'Simone' purse as well as a lovely scarf and I absolutely love them! Thanks also for the personalized hand written note on the lovely card! I can't wait until I can order again from your lovely boutique.

With warm regards,
Jamila

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words and most of all for your prayers for our little Abbie. Hearing what some of you have gone through with your little fur babies have certainly give me questions that I can ask when we go to the doctor, and thanks Linda for the alternative ways you told me about for treatment, it's certainly something I will check out. Again your prayers and your sweet comments have meant so much to me.

Vicki said...

Daphne I promise to keep little Abbie in my prayers. Such a sweet girl. xoxo

Jenni said...

Hi Daphne, oh my heart goes out to you and your little lambiekins Abby...I know it is so difficult for us to see our little hairy angels suffer...

I will keep her in my prayers!

hugs,
Jenni

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Poor sweet little Abbie. I hope she feels better soon. You are in my thoughts Daphne.

xo,
Danielle

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Your sweet little girl is in my prayers,she is adorable.
Hugs to you xx

Lululiz said...

Sending you a big hug. Our four legged friends are so precious.

The Star Gal said...

Daphne,
My sisters dauschund has this same type of problem. The vet didn't offer much help the first time it happened, so when it happened again recently, my sister put one of those heat bandages that people put on their backs when they hurt. She tied it around her neck with a soft t-shirt. She also gave her some of her own arthritis medicine and in just a few days the doxie was just fine again. Just so food for thought...and certainly I'll say a prayer for you both...right now.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I want to thank each of you again for all of your prayers and for the information that you have given me so that I know what kind of options I have is this happens to my sweet little Abbie again.
hugs~~~ Daphne

Denise said...

Bless her heart! Molly and I are sending prayers her way. I know how special our fur babies can be and Miss Molly is only 3. I can't imagine.....it sounds like you have gotten some great advice. Bloggers are so wonderful! Our prayers to your sweet little girl.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Denise, thank you so much for your prayers. You are so right about bloggers being so wonderful, I knew I could get lots of prayers for her here.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Bella said...

Hi Daphne,
I am sending you and sweet Abbie a big hug and keeping you in my thoughts... I know how hard it is to have sick fur babies, I am beside myself when mine are sick or hurt! It sounds like the anti-inflammatories did the trick? These days there is doggie massage too, maybe it help:-)
Hugs to you both:-)
Bella

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Bella, thanks so much for your sweet comments, and also thanks for the heads up about the doggie message.
hugs~~~ Daphne

iris said...

il me semble que la Cortisone
fait beaucoup d' effet
sur les petites bêtes
tous mes voeux pour de meilleurs
résultats
autrement il y a aussi les bains de
mer , pour renforcer ses muscles
courage
edith ( France ) Normandie
BISOUS à TOUS

Debby said...

So sorry to hear Abbie is declining in health. I have a dachshund who just turned 13 and he has Cushings Disease and just had some teeth extracted. It is so awful to see them get old and start to get sick. I can totally sympathize with you. Glad Abbie is now walking. xo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thank so much Debby for your kind words. It is so hard when they start having health problems, I've never heard of cushings Disease before, will have to read about it, hope your little Dachshund feels better soon.
hugs~~~ Daphne