Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday MoAning



Wait, it's not Monday moRning, it's Monday afternoon, and I am not moAning.

Have you heard it said:  I've fallen and I can't get up???

Well, this old boy says:  I'm up and I can't get down:(





The quality of this video is not very good, but Mom caught me a few times trying to lie down so she could show it to the vet.  She is hoping he will have some ideas to help make it easier for me.  Mom says I never MOAN or complain, but she feels so badly for me.  It takes me a while to get down, but I get it all figured out.

Meanwhile, my pal always has my back:)



Woos - Phantom

41 comments:

stellaroselong said...

We sure hope the vet is able to help you buddy!!
stella rose

Brian said...

We sure hope things get a bit easier for you to lay down and get comfy.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh dear Phantom! Hoping the vet has something to help you on the way down!

sprinkles said...

Poor thing! Phantom has always been my favorite of your herd. I hope the vet can find something to help him. In the mean while, my chi's will keep their paws crossed for him.

Jake of Florida said...

Poor baby. He has to be wondering why he gets so stuck. I hope the vet has an answer. In the meantime, lots of love!!!

Joan and Just Harry

Idaho PugRanch said...

WE hope the vet has some ideas for Phantom
hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Cupcake said...

Phantom, you are so stoic. Hope you feel better soon.

Sketching with Dogs said...

We really hope the vet can help you to lay down Phantom. You are such a brave boy.
Dip and Elliot x

Julie said...

Oh poor baby, that does look like hard work, but you got there in the end ! What a brave boy!
Lots of loves and licks kisses
Princess Leah xxx

C.L.W.STEP said...

It looks like he has some arthritis in his hips or spine. Poor baby!

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, our dog Ande does the same thing and also has trouble getting up and down the steps. She is now taking Meloxicam and it is helping her a lot. But don't know what other medicine you are one at the moment. It is hard to get those joints folded up to lie down. We send you lots of woofs from Ande. She know just how you feel.Take care.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Would it be easier if you sat on Lightning? Hope the dogtor comes up with some ideas.

Dory and the Mama said...

Our paws are crossed that the vet has something to help you lay down big guy!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

haikubyku.com said...

Oh Phantom, I hopes you get down better sooowooowooooon!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We have our paws crossed that the Dogtor can give you somethingy to make it easier to get down. We see that you do it Carefully so you don't injure yourself.. That is GOOD.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh that hurts. My oldest sissys, Bailey and her daughter Sarah, kind of do the same thing. Mom put them on Duralactin and now they bounce off the walls, especially 16-year-old Bailey when it's supper time. But they're a lot smaller than you, Phantom, so they don't have as much weight to put down.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh Phantom, we sure hope that they can help...our Shadow is just the opposite....flops down but takes awhile to get up!

The triple Mad Scots

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

it looks like the arthritis in Phantoms back legs have caused them to stiffen - Reilly has that problem in one back leg - it doesn't bend very well anymore. Some gentle physical therapy helps him

BeadedTail said...

Poor Phantom! It's tough getting old but we're glad you are able to get down eventually and you do look comfy when you're finally laying on your side. Those back legs just don't do what you want them to do they? We're sending purrs and hope that the vet has a way to help you. Mommy is sending smooches!

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Phantom...my sweet Woo! You seem to be slow but it also looks like you have figured out a way to easy yourself down...I didnot see that it hurt you but I expect it hurts your sweet mom cause she wants you always comfy and happy....moms are like that. I hope your vet had some hints
Hugs Madi your bfff

Taffy said...

Oh, Phantom, I sure hope the vet can make you more comfortable. If you were short like me, it would be a lot easier to lay down :0)

Millie and Walter said...

It sure is tough getting old isn't it Phantom? We hope the doctor can help you feel better.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh you poor baby. Take it easy sweetie
Lily & Edward

Ruby said...

Oh Phantom! I'm sorry those back leggies just aren't bendin' like they used to. I knows that sucks. It looks like you look at them and say, "hey, a little help here!" I hopes the vettie has some suggestions.
Paws crossed for you buddie!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Phantom, we know you love that pretty wood floor, but we wish you would sleep on a nice soft bed. Oh well, we hope your vet has some good ideas. Paws crossed.
XOXO

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Phantom
we hope some help comes your way- so you can lie down better
love
tweedles

Molly TheWally said...

Poor Phantom. We so hope the vet can come up with some ideas to help. Sending big hugs. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

How Sam Sees It said...

I wonder if his knees are hurting? Or locking? I sure hope the vet can help!

Monty and Harlow

Jeanne Pursell said...

We had this exact same problem with our big guy...it was so sad but we just did the best we could to help him...I had a sling that fit under his belly...he weighed over a hundred pounds so it was difficult, but we make it work...towards the end. Hope the vet can help!! Hugs to you Phantom!!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're hoping the VET comes up with a good solution for Phantom. It sure looks like arthritis to us :(

The Florida Furkids

Casey said...

Oh Phantom, I'm all achy just watching you! My sissy has a hard time lying down too sometimes, but not as bad as you. I hope the vet can bring you some relief!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh my poor sweet phantom xx It does lok like you have it all figured out though. Your 'ol bones must be getting sore :(
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Precious Phantom. I so hope your DVM has some help for you. Your courage is an inspiration

Mark Muller said...

Phantom, I hope the vet has an idea or maybe someone here in Blogville has a tip or advice how to make it a little easier for you. I can only cross all my paws for you and I hope it helps a little.
Easy Rider

24 Paws of Love said...

Poor boy. It's so tough getting older isn't it?

Sue said...

Oh boy, that took me back. Bentley got down exactly that way. He had a pinched nerve in his back and then his leg muscles weakened. It seemed like he wasn't sure where his back end was. BUT, he did not want help.

Mitch and Molly said...

We hope your vet has come up with a plan for you, Phantom.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hope the vet has a way to help. Our thought was that Phantom is afraid of slipping especially on the wood floor. Fenny says wood floors are tricky things your paws want to go all different directions if you don't pay attention.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Phantom lies down like our Taiko does. Tai has a rapidly disintegrating elbow and dogs bear a majority of their weight on the front legs. I think it is like 60/40. There is a homeopathic pain reliever caller Zeel by a German Co. (Heel) but available here in the US. We have been able to cut Tai's Carprofen dose in half and he gets down and up much better. Here is a review in Dogs Naturally: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/homeopathy-zeel-arthritis/

KB Bear said...

I sure hope that you can figure out a way to help him. He definitely eventually figures it out, but I see why you want your vet's input.

BTW, you mentioned wanting to find something besides boots that would help Phantom's traction on wood floors. I did a google search for "dog paw traction", and a number of adhesive products for the bottom of the paw pads appeared. I'm guessing that you've already tried them - but I thought that I mention them just in case...

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Phantom! I think it's that some part of you thinks you are falling. My grandma used to do that...