And I'm nervous already :-/ Ok quick backstory in case anybody doesn't know: Rosey is a nearly-16 year old best guess GSD/BC street mutt picked up off the highway at 3 months old. Other than the "normal" age-related issues (mostly deaf, completely blind in one eye and half blind in the other, hindend atrophy/arthritis) she is healthy. No heart problems, no kidney/liver problems, nothing. She is a family dog, yet is my dog through and through and will gogogo and do anything I ask her to do and never give up. Last week, she took a fall down the stairs and was brought to the emergency vet, where he told me he thinks she just twitched something and gave her pain meds for 5 days. She finished them last Friday, but I have given her 2 additional doses when she wakes up and I've noticed she's sore. we're going in on the 23rd of this month (mine and my vets work schedule tends to clash, sadly) to have a follow up on that incident with my vet who's awesome and I trust much more. Is there anything I should ask for/about? Or anything I should be weary of if it's suggested? Most likely will be asking about meds for long-term pain management... Drugs to stay away from? Ones to ask about? She means the world to us, and while we'll do anything to be sure she's comfortable, money is somewhat of a concern as well. I have no problem dropping hundreds of dollars on her...but any testing that's going to be real expensive (especially if it's not gaurenteed to give answers) is not preferred.