Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Spoonful Of Sugar

I am one of those people who avoid taking medication of any kind.  Bottles of Tylenol, Advil and Aleve sit unopened for years.  It's just who I am.  As a matter of fact, when I moved from Orlando to Florence then Florence to Chapin, I threw out several bottles of stuff that had been prescribed for various ailments over the years - virtually all unopened.

However, I am nearly religious about making sure that Lucy Jane receives her 1/2 Meloxicam each day.  Lucy has hip dysplasia in both hips (quite common for dogs her size) and Meloxicam has been, well quite literally, a miracle drug.  It allows her to run, yes run.  Get up, lay down and even, sigh, climb up on the couch (no, she is NOT allowed to do that, Erica!!).  Lucy's spoonful of sugar?  One tablespoon of yogurt.  She looks more forward to that than anything else in her day.

Thank you, all you WONDERFUL scientists who created/discovered Meloxicam.  Thank you, you wonderful veterinarians who decided to try this drug on dogs.  And most of all, THANK YOU Wal-Mart for giving me 6 months of Meloxicam for $10!!

1 comment:

  1. Thankfulness for walmart is a whole other days posting!!