Poor pup! I hope she's feeling her old self soon.
Your story did remind me of a cat my family used to have. I'm the youngest kid, so I've heard plenty of stories that are B.C. -- Before Chris. One was about the very cute kitten who somehow managed to have our heavy wooden garage door land right on his tail. It left him with a permanent crook . . . so from then on he was forever referred to as Bent-Tail.
** My poor neglected blog is here
RIP Gabby (9/12/2009) -- I miss you SO much. We'll never forget what a sweet girl you were!