BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Broken Tail Bone

Our mom's tail bone is broken and she is unable to sit comfortably.

It's not broken, Sassy; the doctor says she is suffering with Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction,
which is a fancy way of saying, Rama's getting old! 

She's in a good bit of pain, and will start physical therapy next week.

 Losing 20 pounds would certainly help Rama's condition...but you didn't hear that from ME!

In the meantime, we are "suspending"
the DogDaze campaign until further notice.
We will miss y'all, 
and hope to be back soon!
Ciao for now!


Rock Chef said...

Hope Rama is OK - that sounds nasty.

Hope to see you again soon!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Get well soon, Rama!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Country Gal said...

Sorry to hear this . Hope all goes well .

Giga said...

Mam nadzieję, że nie czuje silnego bólu i leczenie szybko przyniesie pomoc. Oj, te nasze pieski też nam zmartwień dodają :-(. Pogłaszcz pieska, tam gdzie lubi :-). Pozdrawiam

TexWisGirl said...

SO SORRY TO HEAR!!! get to feeling better soon!

Elyse and Riley said...

Oh no! Poor girl. Here's hoping everybody is on the mend soon!!

Elyse and Riley

bellaboo said...

Sending lots of get well wishes for Rama! Licks and woofs

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've never heard of that happening before--I've heard of 'cold tail' before (one of my Goldens had it) but it wasn't painful, just a tail that wouldn't wag...I really do hope Rama feels better soon, and I do hope YOU are doing well too!!

Take care!!

Wilma said...

Oh no, we hope Rama feels better real soon!

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD that sounds terribly painful. Poor Rama.

Hope you can come back soon and that all will be well for Rama.

Gloria said...

Oh dear! I do know that pain! Heal quickly!

JackDaddy said...

Another common cause of SI joint dysfunction is pregnancy. During pregnancy, hormones are released in the woman's body that allows ligaments to relax. This prepares the body for childbirth. Relaxation of the ligaments holding the SI joints together allows for increased motion in the joints and can lead to increased stresses and abnormal wear. The additional weight and walking pattern (altered gait) associated with pregnancy also places additional stress on the SI joints.
Hmmmm, do you have something to tell us? :)

Kitcaboodles said...

Oh sorry to hear that Rama, I hope the rest helps and you feel better soon =^..^=

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Hmmm. Does physical therapy include lots of walkies? ;-) Get well soon!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yikes! Hope her hiney is better
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh no. That sounds painful. Get better soon. See you when you get back. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, that has to be so painful and uncomfortable. The Momster says she so understands the whole getting old thing. We hope the PT helps make things much better. Paws crossed and lots of good thoughts and prayers from Mom.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Maggie Mae said...

OoH poor Rama :(
We are sending extra boxer puppy prayers to her to helps her get better faster. We will be here when you get back too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

K9 Katastrophie said...

EEEEEE!! That sounds soooo painful!! Especially considering my mommy has been feeling some pain at her bum too.


Ina in Alaska said...

OUCH!!! So sorry about this Kit :(

Hope you feel better soon. I am heading back to awful weather in ANC on Saturday. I am super glad I missed all the wind, rain and ice. But the winter has just begun. All 4 poodles are with their caregiver at her home. I prefer them in her care. Expensive and very well worth it. xoxo

Kari in Vegas said...

Hope she gets better soon!

Stop on by for a visit

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Okay, I'm back...I'm back because something about this post bothered me. So much so that I woke up this morning thinking about it and YOU...and now I see why! For some reason, in the rush of the day and in my foggy, foggy brain I was thinking SASSY had done something to her tail bone...What a dope I am! I'm so sorry that I didn't pay closer attention!! But now that the fog has cleared (at least for now) know that I'm sending lots of good vibes and healing thoughts in your direction! I hope you're feeling better soon. You and your friendship have become something that I value, and hope that you're feeling better very, very soon!! Take care, okay?

Sierra Rose said...

Oh! So sorry to hear this. Take good care.

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Sam said...

We are hoping for a speedy recovery! We know that is not fun!


Susan said...

You are not old...just your parts are wearing out! I bet with the right care, they can be nearly as good as new! I will miss DogDaze.

Kathy said...

Thank goodness Rama doesn't have a broken tail bone, there's nothing you can do for that!
Been there done that!
Can't put it in a cast or a sling!
Just sitting on a doughnut thing!

Hoping for good results from the physical therapy next week!

Madi and Mom said...

Dog Daddy,Buddy, Sassy and Zack we are confident Rama will be good as new very soon with all of you there to look after her!! PT for winter and come spring you all can take turns 'walking' her.
Hugs from your BFFF,

Madi and Mom said...

MOL I just read Jack/TGs comment.
Sister I'd pay good money to see your face when you read that.

Lois Evensen said...


Just dropping in for the first time from Sherry's blog.

Just love all the doggies! We have two Labs, too. :)

I hope you feel much better soon. I can identify with a sore back/tailbone.

All the best,

River said...

Best wishes to Rama! It's hard when you can't sit comfortably. Hope the holidays are good.

love & wags,

Ms. ~K said...

NO, JackDaddy (You stinker),
Read my lips: I AM NOT PREGNANT!

But if I am, I hope it's a litter of Labs, because I'm sending one to you! :)

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

You better take good care of your Rama y'all!

My Human tells me she broke her tail bone in a fall off a horse onto a rock when she was young. She couldn't walk very well.

So Fiona, I doubt that physical therapy includes many walkies...especially with the likes of all those Labs.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Mango said...

Oh poor Rama! I know how many human activities seem to involve sitting. Sure hope she can get some relief.

Any way you three can sneak in to her PT sessions with the camera? I am thinking her bottom exercises would be most entertaining.

Of course if humans had proper tails like doggies they might not be prone to such injuries.


Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Kit! Hope PT is doing you some good. I would LOVE to volunteer at the 2012 Iditarod with you! That is the only way I could do it!

Brenda said...

Ouch... hmmm.. maybe I should start doing the PT exercises NOW, since I've been told I have some degenerative stuff going on in my SI joint. For some reason it never dawned on me that this could eventually cause sitting problems, I was thinking more along the lines of not being able to RUN. Well, I hope PT gets you back into good sitting and blogging shape, because we will miss you! I've just found your blog, and was looking forward to reading about your adventures in north GA, my old stomping ground. :)

Deb said...

Hope you feel better soon ♥

rottrover said...

Please take care of yourself...

Life With Dogs said...

That just plain sucks. Hopefully you're on the mend by Christmas!

Suka said...

We are so sorry to read about your Rama. We are sending her lots of positive thoughts and paws crossed she heals quickly. She is very smart to take some time off to take care of herself. Give your Rama lots of licks and tails wags so she heals quickly and gets well soon!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!


Moose Dog said...

Oh noes! Has she been wagging it too much? Maybe she whacked it against something. I do that when I am extra happy! Too bad she is not having puppies like jack thought... I bet that would be superfun! I hope this does not adversely affect your walkies! Feel better soon Rama!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just stopping by to say hello and send some good thoughts to Rama. Hope you are feeling better.

Happy holidays to all of you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Giga said...

Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku . Pozdrawiam ciplutko

Dozer and Coop said...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas with your family by your side, and a wonderful New Year.

Love, Dozer and Cooper Edwards
in Oregon