I just returned from Cedar Breaks National Monument. If you are traveling through Utah, this park is definitely worth a detour. It was beautiful and a complete change from the desert I am so used to.
|The geological aspect of the park - the "ampitheater"...|
|These lovely meadows were everywhere!|
|This pup made sure you left a good tip for your waiter!|
|How awesome is this label?|
Aaron and I brought Sam to the orthopedic vet on Friday. We felt that this specialist listened closely to our concerns. Sam was having a good day and wasn't showing too many symptoms, but the vet agreed that many of his symptoms could not be explained by his diagnosis of "tendonitis in his shoulder". He discussed what our options were, and then gave us the best options for Sam since our boy is an older pup. We will be bringing him in on the 15th for a cortisone injection in his shoulder joint, as well as a needle aspiration of a lump on his neck and a chest x-ray. The lump has previously shown to be nothing, but the vet would like to rule out any possibilities of cancer causing these issues. The cortisone injection will help us determine if it really is an issue in his shoulder as well as get him off of the Prednisone. We will be weaning him off of the Prednisone during the next week in preparation of the shot. We will then be doing follow up with a physical therapist. While the vet didn't give us the cure-all we were hoping for, we felt that he has Sam's best interest at heart and appreciate the fact that he talked to us honestly and openly. Hopefully, after the 15th, we will have some idea of how we manage Sam's issues.
|Rain in the summertime? Gotta stick the shnooter out the window!|