March 8th 2012 9:48 am
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I was limping real bad again yesterday after doing so good for awhile. Mom went and picked up some anti-inflammatory meds, then this morning she was going to help me out of bed so I wouldn't put my full weight on my leg/paw and I yelped when she put her hand under my arm. Then when I finally got down, I yelped again. Mom fed us immediately so she could get the medicine down me to help with the pain. Afterwards I was sitting next to her on the couch, and she went to put her arm around my shoulder and I yelped again. She tried again after a few hours when we came back inside, and I yelped. So mom called the vet immediately (around 8:30) to let them know she finally found out where the pain was --left shoulder so that if they needed to take more x-rays I'd have to get there long before 3:30 (they close at 6) to take the x-rays and have them developed and read. Its been 3 hours and haven't heard anything yet. Very needless to say, mom is super stressed out, just waiting and waiting.
Waiting is always the hardest, and your mind starts doing things you didn't think it could...
Sorry that you are having issues, and in so much pain, Doo.
I do hope the vet can find out what the trouble is, and that it can be readily remedied.
POTP fur you!
Woofs, and a bunch of licks, too.
Finding the source of the pain is a GOOD thing. Hang in there,,,, sounds as if you should get some proper answers now.
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Sending you some POTP!
Doo's mom here...this is what I found when I googled "neck and shoulder pain in dogs"...
Severe Neck & Shoulder Pain in Dogs
By Eric Benac, eHow Contributor
Severe neck and shoulder pain in your dog can make it difficult for him to enjoy life. Unlike a human, a dog cannot verbalize the pain he feels. You have to figure out when he is in pain. Understanding the symptoms, causes and treatments for shoulder and neck pain in dogs can help you decide your course of action.
If your dog is suffering from severe neck or shoulder pain he may have difficulty walking, change his posture or arch his shoulder. He may whimper in pain or pant frequently.
Expaxial muscle diseases are a common cause of severe neck and shoulder pain. These diseases include soft tissue injuries, bite wounds, inflammations and infections.
Vertebral Disc Disorders
These spinal disorders cause great pain in a dog's shoulder and neck. As a dog ages, the discs degenerate and may become infected. Some breeds of dogs are prone to spine diseases.
Cancer of the spine or the muscles around the spine is a frightening cause of severe shoulder or neck pain. If you suspect cancer, see your veterinarian immediately.
Treatments for severe shoulder pain vary depending on the condition. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammation medicines, narcotics, anti-depressants and acupuncture are promising treatments.
That 1st paragraph under Symptoms described how she's been acting to a "T". I remember the radiologist said she had some disc degeneration.
2 more hours and counting.....
Why dont you wait to find out what to worry about ? Reading up is one thing.. scaring yourself needlessly is another.
Worry about whatyou will KNOW... not what MIGHT be.
Without any trouble at all you can identify anything TO anything.
Just hang in there till you KNOW what to worry about.
Yes ma'am...I will. :o)
Poor Doo! We are sending PoP for you and your Mom!
Smiles.... You know where I am if you need...
Lucas had recently an "unidentifiable" limp... we tried all and everything... finally... it went away.
I was 99% sure it was a deep bone bruise... you cannot see that.. or xray it. Some days it would be FINE.... next day he would be yelping.... time healed it.
Just hang in there lady...
Sending lots of POTP Doo! We wuvs you!
Sending much POTP for Doo. Thank you for the updates!
Pam, that's exactly what's been going on with Doo's limping. First its there, then its not, then she's holding her paw up and not putting any weight on it. This is the first time ever she's yelped, though. She's usually very stoic.
BTW, don't you know I have my PhD in Worrying? I'm an expert at it. BOL :o)
We're sending you lots of love, Doo.
Love from your dogster friends can be the best medicine.
POP Doo! Let us know how everything goes!
Hi Everybody...well we're home and this is what was said and what was done to me. Had my temp taken--normal. They walked me down a hall, no obvious limping, but some hesitation when they turned me to the left. I was manipulated in every way possible--neck, shoulders, legs, paws, head...no yelping and no problems that were noted. she did tell mom (yet again) that it definitely is NOT bone cancer. She said bone cancer would be a constant pain for me, not on and off like I'ave been having since Nov. She did say it might could be from my cervical spine disc degeneration. She said a lot of things don't show up on x-rays--soft tissue sprains, strains, bruising. They did some blood work and some took some urine for tests because mom told her I was up and down and up and down on the couch and from one place to another in the living room, like I couldn't get comfortable. the vet said that they wanted to rule out a UTI. They gave me some pain pills to go with my anti-inflammatory medicine and something to put in my food called "Platinum CJ". Its good for bones, joints, digestion, skin and coats, weight management, antioxidant support, cognitive function, antioxident support, cardiovascular health, immune health, and a few other things. So if it is my bones or joints this will take care of it. (She also said mom could give some to Austin too since he's getting up there in age.)
So, that's the story. We won't know the test results til tomorrow and they'll call us with the results. At least mom can rest easy, again, knowing it isn't cancer. (Whew!)
Thanks everyone for all your POTP, it really does work. I'll write tomorrow what the test results show. :o)
Good to hear from you, Doo.
I hope that you will be able to rest well, tonight, resat is still one of the best healers, along with 'tincture of time'.
I will continue pawyering for the news to be good, and for healing.
Great to hear this news !
Sorry... missed your answer ! ... It took 3 weeks to finally sort Lucas out... and it really was simply time. I am sure it was a deep bone bruise.. I could find nothing... vet could see/find nothing. It would all be fine for 2-3 days.. then Zap ! Finally last week we got past Day 4.. and kept going.. and he is FINE now.
Hoping Doo has this sort of thing.. but you KNOW what is SI NOT .. so quit with the worrying !!
Mommy, as you's Mom WELL knows, also has a PhD in worrying so she's unnerstands how you's Mom must have felt. When I hurt my back (actually it was my neck area) I too had difficulty walking to the point I'd almost fall. Maybe your Mom should consider 'acky-punshure' with my 'holy-vet, Dr. Williams. She's the only 'holy-vet we know of in San Antonio.
Ebby, yes I know your mom went to college with my mom to get their PhD's in worrying. :o) They even did homework studying for final exams on the phone together several times. ;o)
I think mom's going to ask about going to a holy vet for acky-punshure. It couldn't hurt (figuratively, not literally), and could help me even!
I hope you feel better soon Doo! sending hugs and kisses.
My momma too is an excellent worrier - is this a private club or can momma join also?
Doo, dogs do not always let on when they are in pain because it is a sign of weakness. When Puffy hurt his spine he was jumping and running all over the house with his one hind leg all twisted acting like everything was normal. He must have been in terrible pain but he never let on.
We're sending you POTP along with prayers that all of Doo's test results come back with good news.
Thanks Diesel and Coco. Coco, your mom can join, its open to anybody who worries alot. (can we say moms and dads) BOL
Hey Doo. We've got you in our thoughts and POTP from all 4 of us, err and the kitteh = 5. Glad to hear the worst fears are put to rest. Can't wait for better news tomorrow.
Hope you get good answers and start feeling much better soon!