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I'm having an MRI done tomorrow

November 27th 2012 6:40 pm
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I've been going to accupuncture for 6 months now and its not working any more. We started laser treatments week before last and they didn't work either. We've tried everything possible including holistic medication and I'm still limping after a year. I had blood work done last week and it came back normal as have all the x-rays they've done over the past year. So mom is taking me to have an MRI done tomorrow morning. There's no guarantee they'll even find anything, but hopefully they will so at least we'll have something to treat and work with.

I'll update you on what the MRI reveals.


Barked by: Lucas (My Gentle Angel) (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 7:42 pm

Thinking of you Sweetheart ..

Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 7:44 pm

Oh my poor let us know ASAP what it says, ok?
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 7:59 pm

Keeping you in our prayers Doo.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 8:52 pm

Will be keeping you in my pawyers.
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 10:25 pm

Aw, Doo, we'll be pawraying fur you. I hope they find out what's wrong. Pawlease keep us updated!
Barked by: ♥Lola♥ (Dogster Member)

November 27th 2012 at 10:28 pm

Doo we are praying fur you sweetie and thinking of you! Wuvs youxoxo
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 12:10 am

Sending you POTP!
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 2:55 am

oh Doo, so sorry that you are still going through this limping, I sure hope they can find something too, sending POTP for you...hugs
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 4:20 am

Thanks everybody! I got mom up bright (??) and early this morning to make sure we didn't oversleep. Its on the other side of town and she wants to leave early enough so she won't hit the morning rush hour traffic. She says I can't have anything to eat before we go. :( Good thing I have the steak you left me Zoe. I can eat it while mom's driving home when she comes to pick me up today. I'll let you know how things go today. Wish me luck..............
Barked by: Wendy G

November 28th 2012 at 4:55 am

I r finkin' 'bout yu, sweet Doo-gurl an' hopin' dat dis MRI-fing r gonna helb solbe dis mystwee ♥
Barked by: Buddy (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 5:55 am

Good luck, Doo! Paws crossed that maybe this MRI will finally reveal something. Please keep us pupdated!
Barked by: Angel Annie (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 6:24 am


Wishing you Good Luck that you find out what is causing your limping. Sending you bunches of hugs!

Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 6:48 am


We're sending good thoughts your way.

Big hugs, pal.
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 8:14 am

Doo- sending your prayers that the cause is found. So your Docs and Mom know what to do to help you.
lots of hugs and kisses,mazy
Barked by: Miss Bella (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 10:45 am

Thinking of you sweet Doo. Hope & pray that they can get it sorted for you. We wuv you.
Lots of licks from across the pond x
Barked by: together us 2 (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 11:48 am

thinking of you Doo and sending POTP!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 2:03 pm

Doodle's mom here...I just called the clinic, and Doo is in the MRI right now! I had her there at 7:30 this morning and they're JUST NOW getting to her! I am SO not a happy camper! She's not going to get to go home til tomorrow....this was NEVER mentioned to me. As a matter of fact they said she'd be able to come home today since she was having it done so early in the morning! So very unhappy right now!!! :'(
Barked by: Ceeley (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 2:30 pm

Oh my goodness! How did we miss this! Ms. Lou-Ann where Doo at? Is she at the clinic off Sontara? I had me back surgery there many moons ago. My brudders Pablo & Jasper (aka Goose) has goned there too. They's 'crazy-espensive'! Auntie wants to know if you gots an 'essement on what it are gonna cost you. Poor Doo me hopes she gonna get better soon.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 3:15 pm

Veryyyyyyyyyyyyy bad....

LouAnn.... i would certainly tell them you will not be paying any extra as they didnt even have the politeness to call you and explain. Its inexcusable..

Thinking of you and Doo.... go make snarling mama noises

Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 3:21 pm

And I bet Doo still hasn't had anything to eat! AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 5:30 pm

That is so not right...GRRR! Poor Doo, they better get her a gourmet steak after all that.

Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 6:57 pm

That is so sad that Doo did not get to come home tonight. Poor Doo.
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:00 pm

Doo's mom here....The vet called me herself around 4:30, and I told her how unhappy I was about Doo having to stay there. I told her if I had any inkling that they might keep her, that would have been fine, at least I would have known but for me to call at 4 o'clock and find out she wasn't coming home infuriated me. She said they should have told me that it might have been a possibility. After she explained that she would be sleeping most of the night and I would probably have a hard time taking care of her to go outside and all, I was o.k. But still..its the principal of the matter.

Then came the big news.........she said Doo has a compressed disc and they could do surgery to "clean" it out and get it better. I asked how much it would be and she said..."I usually quote a price with the MRI together and its around $5000!" OH. MY. GOD! All I could do was cry! And cry. And cry. That is SOO much money for me! I paid $1500 today and that price included an overnight stay (should she need it)when they gave me an estimate (whoopee) and that there's a new radiologist working there and she wants her to look at it in the morning. And she said there would be no charge for her consult. (another whoopee) But, I got myself together and I'm o.k. I'm going to ask if I can wait til Mar to have surgery done. I'll have money then. Don't want to take out a loan or ask siblings to borrow. So, I'll see what all is said tomorrow.

She did say Doo has some atrophying of her muscles in her left leg, since she doesn't put her full weight on the leg. Also, some good news is that all her bones are healthy and there's no tumors anywhere. (I worried constantly about bone cancer since my first Weimaraner had it and she first started out by limping also.) She'll be 9 next yr, so she should do o.k. with the surgery even at that age.

Thank you all for all the encouragement, well wishes and POTP. It means alot to me and I appreciate it. And like everybody says...DOGSTER people are the best...yes they are!! :)
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:08 pm

Oh Auntie Lou Ann...if my outstanding vet bill wasn't still so high, Momma would send you money to help pay for Doo's surgery. Momma used Care Credit to pay my bill, and they have deals where you can have interest free payments for a certain amount of time. It might be something to look into if Doo can't wait. Now when she gets home, you give that gorgeous girl some licks and wags from me, and lots and lots of kisses from Momma. She says put them kisses right between her gorgeous eyes, cause that's the best spot to kiss a pup. We love you lots!!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:18 pm


Ok.. the shock is the worst case scenario.... and always so hard to deal with.

You try to get some rest now as well.. and see what the morning brings.It MAY be possible that there are other ways to try as well.. but for now.... let the results be read in the light of day.. and go from there.

You can also do simple physio on Doo's leg to get the muscles working again.... lots you can do with that... I know Josephine and Jolanda's Mum did that for Jojo . That will help you.. and help Doo. as well. And is a good start...

Breathe... rest... and know many care.
Barked by: Ceeley (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:32 pm

O-M-D!!! Now I KNOW Doo is at that crazy 'espensive place on Sontara Dr.!!! My brudder Jasper picked a fight with a German Shepherd once and lost. It happened in the late afternoon on a Saturday so his regular vet was closed and Paw-Paw had Auntie take him to the 'mergency place on Sontara. Just to drain & clean his small wound he was made to stay overnite & Paw-Paw was charged $700! When I lived with me Ma Letty, I hurt me back and Ma tooked me there. They operated on me & I had to stay there a few days. Ma paid over $3000! The sad thing is that if I's not mistaken, that are the only place here in SA that has all the fancy 'quiptment needed to performed those tests & 'operashions. Fizzy Mom has a clever idea maybe worth looking into.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:36 pm

Oh, Wow:(
That gives growlmy a heart attack, she can only imagine how you must feel, LouAnn.

We however can only send our hugs, woofs, licks and pawyers that this will all work out, and that sweet Doo will get well.
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 7:37 pm

Mommy are almost dones paying off me eye surgery. Maybe we's can 'tribute a little sumfin' to helps pay for Doo's surgery.
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 8:04 pm

Other pups have had fundraisers on Dogster. I don't know how it works, but HQ will help if you need to do that. We just want our Doo back in the game!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 8:30 pm

Aww, my dearest friends...with tears in my eyes I want to tell you all that I truly appreciate your offers to help with Doo's bill. I'm going to look into that CareCredit. (I get money in March from my mom's estate, so I could pay it off in 3 months.) And with no interest, that card sounds good to me. I'll be o.k. I promise! :)

Yes Ceeley, that's where Miss Doo is at. They do have top of the line equipment, but I didn't think I had to help pay for it. LOL

P.S. Knowing the people who have helped Dogster pals, please, believe me when I say I'll be o.k. I promise. (scout's honor.) Please don't send money. I truly appreciate the offer and that means more to me that anything else in the world. IF it should come to pass that I need money, I promise I'll tell you all and we can set up the fund raiser. How's that? I DO promise. I just needed someone to vent to and who better than Dogster pals? :)
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 8:45 pm

I'm filling out the application for the CareCredit. There's no interest if paid withing 6,12, 18 or 24 months. So that will be perfect. Thanks everyone for the great idea.
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 9:34 pm

Just remember if you's needs helps we can send you a little sumtin...not much...maybe jus 'nuff to prolly cover one pain pill...but it are sumfin and like udder pups have said, we could pull togedder to helps you's mom. We dogsters has each udders backs in these 'sichy-a-tions! Remember your mom said, 'I DOO (BOL! get it!) promise to tell you if need your help.'
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 28th 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Ebby...I DOO promise to let you know if I need help. (Hey, at that place one pill would prolly cost $75!) BOL
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 6:52 am

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY! I got the money for the surgery! I asked my sister and she's giving me an advance on my inheritance money I get in March. I am SOO relieved! Now my girl can have her surgery and get back to normal. Thank you all once again for all your concern, encouragement, and most of all love. WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 7:43 am

Sweet Doo, we're sending lots of love your way.

Great news that you will be able to have the surgery and be as good as new. We're here to help you and your Mom in any way we can.

You are in our thoughts, sweet Doo.
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 8:04 am

That's great news, Doo-mommy! I bet your mommy is happy, too, up in heaven! When will Doo get her surgery?
Barked by: Monty (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 8:14 am

That is great news! Mommy said she would be willing to pitch in to help Doo too. We love Doo, Austin and yourself.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 10:59 am

Excellent news !

So pleased this is working out and that you and Doo can both feel better !

Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 11:16 am

HONEY I'M HOMEEEEEEEEEEE! yep its me, Doo! We just got home a bit ago and before we left the vet clinic, we scheduled my surgery for Tue. The vet said I'll probably have to stay over 2 nights since its major surgery and mostly its for pain management. She said I'll have to be quiet for 4-6 weeks and then we might possibly do water rehab to get my muscles built up in my leg since they have atrophied from me not putting my full weight on it.

I couldn't wait to go potty in my own yard. Mom said I peed for 3like 5 minutes and have been drinking water like I'm getting ready to cross the desert. BOL

Mom said she didn't sleep well last night even tho her eyes were tired from crying cause I wasn't home with her. She didn't even try sleeping on her bed, she slept on the couch. She's decided she's going to get a mattress and put it on the floor in our bedroom for us to sleep on rather than the couch. That sounds good to me just as long as I'm near mom

I think I'm going to take a nap, I'm so tired. (Don't tell mom, but I didn't sleep real good away from her and Austin either.) :)

Love you guyses!!
Barked by: Izzy (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi Doo & Miss Lou Ann...

Izzy are watching from on high. We are so happy that your Grammy's inhairatances were able to help you. She is watching ovfur you, and Izzy are, too.

Poor Miss Lou Ann, you has been through the wringers.

Don't you worry...Doo are gonna be fine. She has all us angels watching out for her. And we hears all the prayers that all of Dogster are sending.

Big Hugs & Smoochies...(say hello to Austin from ME!!!)

Izzy B.
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 1:17 pm

DOO! I'm so happy you're home and that your Momma found a way to get your surgery! We'll be saying lots of prayers for you to make a full quick recovery!!
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 4:56 pm

Yay! I am so glad you go the money to pay for the surgery. We will be praying for you too.
Barked by: Buddha (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 5:37 pm

What about a supportive brace? Mama says I will need one soon since I only have one back leg. Would that help???

Thinking of you! Hope you get a nice nice nap for that MRI thingy!
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 5:42 pm

Hooray! Honey Doo are homes again! When you goes for your Surgery, can you ask them vet folks what time are vistin' hours? When Ceel were der, Mommy went to visit her during visitin' hours. Ceel's Ma even tooked her a bag of baby carrots for Ceel to snack on (back den, dose were the only treats Ceel was 'llowed to has. Her Ma is sooo 'stric!)
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 5:42 pm

Buddha, I'm having surgery on my spine on Tuesday. The vet thinks this will help me stop limping. I'm hoping it does too. The nap during the MRI was good, but today's was better with my mama and Austin. :)
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

November 29th 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi, Doo -

Mama just found out about your MRI. She finished reading all of the comments. Kaci and I are sending healing kisses and paw hugs for you.

Love -

Barked by: ✟ANGEL SUNNY✟ (Dogster Member)

November 30th 2012 at 9:31 am

My dearest friends, LouAnnie and Doo ~

I didnt sleep well last night cuz I am so concerned for you. I know the stress you are feeling so well and wish so much I could take it away.

YOU KNOW I am here for you 24/7! I will even keep my phone on for you! LOL! I remember the nights you were there for me after Sun's operations. You were my rock. You are so strong, LouAnnie, something I admire so much in you.

I'm really glad tho they finally found out the cause of Doo's limping and he will finally be pain free. It may take time, but he will be better, and best of all, eventually, you will be able to sleep in your bed again one day!

I will be praying for you guys...
Love you, Mer and Angel Sun
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

November 30th 2012 at 7:34 pm

We were so happy today to here that you have the funds for Miss Doo's surgery. We will continue to pray for her and your furmily. If her surgery goes as well as my Gma's did...she will feel great right away.... Will just have to take it easy for a little while. Of course, when you feel so much better ...the quiet time is a tough to do.....Finally you have some answers.
Sending tons of love,
hugs and kisses,
mazy and gma keda
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 30th 2012 at 7:40 pm

Aww thanks Angel Sunny, Hershey and Mazy. I hope I feel better as soon as I'm home from the hospital. Mom has the hardest job, keeping me quiet. She's got to walk me on a leash outside to go potty. No running or jumping. I like to sleep on the couch so mom said she's going to take the cushions off and put some blankies for softness so I can just step on the couch rather than jump on it like I do. Sophie Claire said she had to stay in a crate after she had surgery, so mom might have to get me one of those if I don't do like I'm supposed to. (Paws crossed that I behave and don't have to stay in a crate.) :(
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 1:42 pm


Doo's mom here....

Vet just called a bit ago. Surgery went well. There was a lot of junk around the disc that they had to scrape out and there was a vein that was attached to it so there was some bleeding, but they got it under control real fast and she's doing fine. She said they'll do everything at Doo's pace...if she wants to go out to potty later they'll take her, if not thats o.k. too. She said with all the junk that was around the disc that they removed, Doo will be feeling alot better. We talked about visiting and we've decided I'm not going to go so she won't wonder why I was there and then left w/o taking her home with me. Its best not to get her excited and her blood pressure up seeing me, so I'll just wait til she comes home. A good friend of mine loaned me her corral if I need to keep Doo confined. With me home 24/7, I don't think that'll be necessary, but I have it just in case. Thanks so much for all the prayers and good vibes for my Doo. It really helped her come thru the surgery with no problems. And it helped me ALOT too to know that everybody was behind her and angels at the bridge were watching over her while the she was in surgery. :)
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 1:55 pm


Really good news.

Very wise not to visit too as much as you want to. Doo will sleep and rest.. and she can come home when you do go !

Sounds as if it can only get better!!

Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 3:50 pm

WhooooHOOOOOO DOOOOOOO!!!!! We're so happy to hear that everything went well and Doo will be feeling so much better! This is great news!
Barked by: ✟ANGEL SUNNY✟ (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 3:53 pm

Great news!!!


Luv, Angel Sunny
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 5:58 pm

I am so glad the surgery is over and we will be praying for a speedy recovery.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 7:19 pm

This is good to hear...and now the healing can begin.
It should be a happy Christmas in a few weeks!
Here are some flowers for you, Doo...well actually I think your Mom will like them better, BOL...
Get Well Soon!



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