Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Lyme Flair-Up

 Saturday, mom and I went for our morning walk and the day went downhill from there.  She was puzzling and I was chewing at my foot, which she didn't know anything about until she caught me limping moving from the bedroom to our living room.   I have been known to chew my foot raw too many times before and mom puffs an antibiotic powder that was prescribed by the vet into the foot and she puts a sock on me and in a few days, I'm good to go.    This time was not the same.   My raw foot got better but the limping did not.  It actually got worse and more painful to the point that I could barely walk.  

First thing yesterday, mom called the vet to see if they could fit me in and luckily, they had an opening at 2:30 pm.    This is the first time I'm wearing Maggie's pretty pink harness.  It's not a harness for a strong dog, which I am.  It has a handle at the top so mom could do her best to help me not put so much weight on my sore foot.  
The diagnosis is Lyme.   I've had it before and it decided to flair up again.  It's amazing how quickly an injection can work for pain and inflammation and we came home with prescriptions that I will take until they're all gone.    Dr. A retired at the start of this year so I got to meet a new vet.  We really like him.  He's friendly and very thorough and he liked me.
For the past two days, I have had no interest in my tennis ball, which is not like me at all.    Mom knew when I grabbed my ball this morning that I was on the road to recovery.   I can't go for walkies for a few days until the swelling is gone.   If you bigify the photos, you can see that my foot is still very swollen and my ankle area is also very swollen.

Mom and I are both so thankful that I am feeling so much more like myself.  

Love ya lots♥



  1. Ouchie! We're glad your Mom caught it so quickly and you're on the mend. You reminded our Mom to call our vet to schedule our Lyme vaccines. Feel better soon.

  2. Oh, No! But we are happy you are on the upside and you have such a super-Mom who watches over you so well and knew something was truly amiss ... soon, you'll be back to your walk-a-bouts
    and friends again with your happy-Molly-ball!
    We send our little paws-together for you, JUNE and her Mom.

  3. Hari Om
    This arthritis sufferer knows how this might feel - and you have my sympawthee, Miss Molly! Sending POTP for continued speedy recovery. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. I'm glad your mom could get you in to see the vet and you're on your way to a full recovery. You just do what mom says and pretty soon you'll be back out checking out the neighborhood and your peemail.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

  5. Oh dear, poor Molly, we can see your front right foot and ankle are swollen. But thank goodness your mom got you to the vet in good time and they were able to treat you effectively. Lyme disease can be really horrid. We do hope you recover super quickly from this flare up. Meanwhile, sending tons of POTP across the Pond.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  6. Oh my. I don't like the fact you've been suffering thru all this pain. And VERY HAPPY to know you're on the mend!!! Blessings Molly...and to mom for being your best friend and care taker.

  7. Oh No Molly I'm so very sorry about this Lyme flare up sweet girl.
    So very happy you got into see/meet the new vet who quickly got you feeling less icky. Sending hugs for a quick recovery
    And to mom hugs as I know she worries about you.

  8. We're so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, Molly. It's good that your vet was able to fit you in and get you on a course of medication so fast. Our paws are crossed that you will be on your daily walks soon.

  9. Lyme is so scary! Good for your mom to get you to the vet asap and get you on the road to recovery. Hope it goes away quickly for you.

  10. Lyme is a horrible disease. I'm so glad to hear that you're getting better. Sending you lots of POTP for an even faster recovery.

  11. Chester was diagnosed with Lyme disease recently. He's finishing up a month of daily antibiotics and got his second shot for it today. We're very glad it was caught early. He never had any obvious symptoms, so if the vet didn't include that test in his yearly blood work, we might not have known he had it. We hope all of our blogger friends get their pets tested, and spread the word about it. Hope you feel better soon!

  12. Oh Molly, we are so sorry to hear this. We know how much you love to play with your ball so you must be hurting. You are lucky to have that wonderful Mom who got you to the vet right away. We hope your meds work well and get you back to happy Molly soon.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Oh I am so sorry. I am glad the vet. Could help! Big hugs sweet girl!

  14. So sorry, Molly! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  15. Charlee: "We're very sorry to hear about your ouchie foot, Molly!"
    Chaplin: "We are sending lots of purrs for it to be back to normal soon so you can get out and play and walk again!"
    Lulu: "And I send fluffy tail wags!"

  16. Oh Molly, we are hoping the Lyme flare up dissipates quickly and your food is back to normal soon! We send you purrayers of healing! Have a marvellously happy day!

  17. We are so sorry you have had this with your leg and paw. Pain is awful and Treacle is the same as soon as the pain has gone she feels so much better. We are sending you healing Aire vibes that it will be all better soon and you can be running around with your Tennis ball again. We are glad you feel a little better. Much Love & Hugs, Susie & Treacle xxx