Friday was the big day of the stem cell treatment. We have high hopes that it will fix Jasmine right up.
Reasonably well meaning Jasmine moving without visible problems during the day, and only showing various degree of lameness at night. Of course she'd still want to do everything as she normally would. Getting her to take things a little easy is one of the hardest tasks. Holding her back is sad for her as well as for us.
Jasmine just loves that dog and really really wanted to play with him. How could we not let them play around at least a little bit? I was very scared but not letting her play at all just was not possible under the circumstances. Or course she did pay for it that night …
Jasmine WAS a good girl, but couldn't help twitching her legs. That was no good, as the stem cells needed to be injected into precise locations. So she ended up having to go under anesthesia after all.
The procedure went well and Jasmine underwent the anesthesia without any complications.
The areas of injection had to get shaved, in order to create a sterile environment. Unfortunately, Jasmine ended up with a bunch of other shaved patches, as they were trying to find a place to draw some blood. Drawing blood from Jasmine is always difficult because finding a vain on her is nearly impossible.
Hubby actually got to be there during the entire procedure; originally to help keep Jasmine steady with the sedation only, but he got to remain even after the plan had to be changed.
When she finally went to get up, her front left leg was very sore and her rear left leg was quite sore also. In fact, in retrospective, it makes my wonder how much of her wobbliness, which we though was from coming off the drugs, was from pain instead ...
It was very disheartening for me to see that (again).
Half a kingdom for never seeing Jasmine lame again!
Some dogs show almost immediate pain relief response, even the night after the treatment; we weren't meant to be that lucky so we got to ride it out. We applied the topical treatment again and today she will be back on the original regime.
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