Monday, November 27, 2023

Molly Monday

 What we didn't tell you in our last posting was that I had a very hard time getting comfy and moving about and the limpies do not help at all.      I have osteoarthritis and it's painful for me.   I do a lot of pacing at night and I do whining and I do crying and it makes mom feel so horrible not to be able to help me.  The Galliprant and the Ellevet are not completely keeping me pain-free.    

The day after Thanksgiving, mom called my vet and Cindy got us in at four that afternoon.   It was pretty much for just consultation.    There is new help for dogs with osteoarthritis in the form of an injection.   It's called Librela, and it is now approved for vets to administer in the USA.     It's three injections at one month intervals.   My first one was on Friday.   He said that they could see dogs miraculously improve between the second and third injection.   He told us a story about a Pug that could no longer climb stairs and was ready to go to Rainbow Bridge and now he races up the stairs like he was shot out of a cannon!   Yes, please - sign me up!

My vet and his techie got to see my new Help 'Em Up harness.   What you don't see in this picture is the other half and goes around my back end.  There is a clip that clips the front and back harnesses together at the point where my leash is attached now so mom can help lift me when I need it.  

It's rugged and expensive.   Mom saved herself twenty-five dollars by finding one on Ebay instead of buying it on the website.   

Mom is always telling me,  "Don't get up, Molly.   I will deliver the treats to you!"

We have hope~~

Tomorrow will be our 17th Blogaversary!

Happy Monday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


  1. Oh Molly, Gail and I do so hope that, between these injections and your rugged new harness, you will be helped to move more comfortably. We hate to read about our friends being in pain, but we know your Mom is doing her absolute best for you.
    And HUGE congratulations on the 17th Blogoversary. Gail is saying she bets that when she started, your Mom, like her, never imagined she would still be blogging 17 years later. (Gail is actually a novice, 'only' having been blogging for 15 1/2 years!)
    Nobby (and Gail).

  2. Katie had Osteoarthritis so we know about how hard it is. She didn't cry or anything, but she was quite stiff and always falling down and had trouble getting up. As it got worse Mom had a back end helper but it didn't do much for Katie. Hopefully the new drug will kick in and help you feel better soon. Sending loads of GBGV hugs to you.

  3. we hope with you... as much as we can... and we send BIG hugs... and potp..

  4. Your mom is such a good mom, but you already know that. We do whatever we can to make our babies as comfortable as they can be. Tell mom I approved. Our Angel Little Bit had something similar to this. It sure help her and it helped us too.

    Have a woof woof day and week, Miss Molly. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  5. We're sorry to hear you are having a terrible time with the ouchies, Molly. Our paws are crossed that the new shot helps you feel better.

  6. Dear Molly - that is the shot that Phod has been getting since the spring and has changed his life. We noticed a difference by day 5. He could barely get from down to up and Lady and Man were thinking the end was near. Lady's friend's dog was noticeable better in 2 days. Lady's dental hygienist's dog when from not being able to do stairs to 3 days later climbing pain free. So that is 3 miracles we can think of and we hope we can add you to the list of miracles. Sending POTP your way. Lee and Phod

  7. Molly what excellent news about the newly improved injection. Dear sweet girl I 100% can identify with your pain at getting up and down. In August 2023 I finally went to see an orthopedic doctor about my achy achy right knee i have bursitis and I had a strained ligament.. After xrays and exam he said I was a good candidate for a cortisone injection. I said exactly what you did YES PLEASE.

    Happy 17th blogaversy EVE!!
    Love you lots

  8. Well done Molly, for that first jab. Praise mom for her deeply caring, loving nature, you are one lucky airedale. Yay, there is hope! I’m crossing fingers for your treatment, so positivity come take over. Keep us updated, I’ll be praying for your improvement.

    Happy coming 17th blogaversary!

  9. Oh, Molly, living with arthritis is so awful. (This is Nancy and I had it in my hips years ago.) I wish there were hip replacements for dogs because it would make a world of difference. I hope the new treatment works--and soon! Nancy. And Nona says to take good care.

  10. We have a whole lotta hope, too, sweet Molly ... (having the human version of what you have ...). It's no
    fun, sweet girl. But know your Momma is going to everything possible to keep you comfortable and pain free. Paws together for those shots to work their magic ... gentle hugs and luv to you both.

  11. You sweet girl, we sure love you and we pray that those shots help. In the meantime, just lounge around and enjoy the treats.

  12. Hari OM
    Lots and lots of POTP wishes from me to thee, dear Molly (albeit a bit tardy...) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  13. Paws crossed for the shots to do their stuff - there seems to be some good news associated with it!

    Auntie Di had one of those for long ago Khousin Abby - and it was a furry big help for both of them -

    Khongrats on the upcoming pawseome Blogaversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Willow and Phyll

  14. Librela is what Lightning has just started to take, He has very bad arthritis in his knees and hips and it is getting worse. He gets Rimadyl, gabapentin, tramadol, and glucosamine supplements. After his first Librela injection, we noticed an improvement at about day 10 that lasted about two weeks. The last week of the first month was very painful. He got his second injection Friday. The vet said this one may kick in faster and last longer. We are going to try at least three injections. If they really help, we can start to taper off some of the other meds. We hope Librela is the answer for you and Lightning. Keep us posted.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Sending lots of love and POTP that the new treatment will work great for you, Molly. Love your jazzy new harness! ♥♥♥

  16. We hope those shots help you lots Molly -- sending purrayers and POTP that they do. That harness is pretty neat too - easier for you and your Mom than the "towel around the middle" many of us have had to ues to help our fur friends get up and walk.

  17. Molly, I sure hope the shots help you. I love your new harness. Give your mom lots of licks for her thoughtfulness in delivering treats.

  18. We are sending lots of POTP and hoping your shots make you feel lots better Molly!!!
    Rosy & Sunny

  19. Our dear border collie Rory dealt with this, Molly so I am very sympathetic. I'm saying extra prayers that the shots will help you feel so much better.

  20. Happy 17th Blogoversary! Best wishes to you Molly to keep you managing the pain and able to be more mobile.

  21. Lulu: "Poor Molly! We hope the injections help you run like a cannonball too!"
    Oona: "Or like an Oona!"
    Chaplin: "Our sister Trixie who we never met had a Help 'Em Up harness! Dennis says Dada used it to lift Trixie into and out of the car and it worked wonderfully!"
    Charlee: "And then when Dennis had his osteosarcoma he wore the same harness too."
    Chaplin: "It's still here somewhere, ready to be used again if we need it. But hopefully not for a while!"

  22. We really hope these injections help Molly and that harness looks such a good idea. Treats delivered to you are so much better. Keep warm. Hugs & Love, Susie & Coco xx