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My little buddy is having another round of health issues, and I'm worried about the outcome of it all. A week and a half ago, he seemed to be having issues with his operated leg, so the vet upped his gabapentin dose. then last saturday night, he couldn't lay down or even put his head down without crying, so off we went to the emergency clinic, where they determined that it was a back issue, thought to be muscular (thank God) rather than skeletal. They gave him some tramadol and some methocarbamol (a muscle relaxer), so he could sleep and he seemed to be getting a bit better, except friday he started puking and was pooping liquid with blood mixed in, so back to our vet. Now he has a stomach issue, so he has to take metronidazole and probiotic to combat that as well as stopping his meloxicam, which is making his leg seem sore again. The poor little guy has really had a couple crappy weeks. Add to this the fact that I had to take a forced retirement (no pension) in March due to my own medical issues, so I really have NO money to pay for any surgical repairs that he may need. I'm really scared for my best friend.... Thanks to those of you who took the time to read and consider this post.