On Monday I got a text message from our sitter that Hank was acting strangely. Unfortunately, I needed no more information than that because I was already aware than Hank’s neck and back were sore. That morning he seemed stiff and lethargic, and even though he’s been on constant pain medication for months now, the bone spurs in his spine are still there and probably growing.
That afternoon when I got home, I went straightaway to check on Hank, who was laying on his bed in my bedroom. As soon as I touched him, he let out the same horrible cries as he did three years ago when he was first diagnosed. It’s unbearable to hear my dog yelp in pain, especially when I can’t touch him to give him comfort. I gave him an extra dose of his pain medication and scheduled an appointment with the vet for Tuesday.