I got a call from my neighbor saying he found my dog in the creek and she wasn't moving her back legs. I rushed from work to get her. I took her to the vet and he said that she had a hyper-extended right front arm and severe swelling in the large muscle in the middle of her back. She has deep tissue pain and her spine is still intact. She tries to move, but it's obviously very painful.
The vet gave me 3 medicines to give her and told me to call him at noon today. My question is what is the best way to move her without causing any pain to her or more injury?
I'm having to care for her at home, because I can't afford to keep her at the Animal Hospital. When I move her, she doesn't seem to be too bothered. You can tell it's sensitive, but she doesn't yelp with pain or anything. She tries to stand on her own, but when she does, the pain does make her whimper a little bit.
I'm trying to keep her as still as possible and I have a heating pad set on low to her back. I got her laying on a dog pillow with the puppy pad under. She's eating and drinking water and seems content for the moment. Any suggestions on moving her would help. Also, the medicines he gave her are methocarbomal, prednisone, and tramadol. They are in low doses, so she stays coherent.