October 5th 2013 3:29 am
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Doo's Mom here...For awhile Doo hadn't been acting herself, she had been acting very forlorned. Not happy. I watched her for several weeks and then 3 wks ago this coming Monday I decided I wanted to make sure there's nothing majorly wrong with her, so I asked for blood work to be done and they also did a urinalysis. (I initiated the testing, cause the vet would do the same thing if I had taken her in, this way I saved myself a vet visit charge). Even tho we just did it for her yearly exam a few months ago, I thought if there was something wrong, it would show up in the bloodwork or urinalysis. Both came back normal. So 2 days later I took her to our vet and pointed out a lump on her back near her shoulders. She found two, and we did x-rays and aspirated them. The specimens were sent to Texas A&M. They came back just fatty lumps. no cancer, nothing. So she gave her some Gabbapentin (pain med) and also a script for Tramadol which I was to start if I felt she needed it. like if she was in pain. So I started that 2 weeks ago and called the vet to tell her she was still acting the same and what does she suggest now. Also, she was very restless like she couldn't get comfortable. up and down and up and down on the couch. Moving here and there. The vet suggested acupuncture or taking her back to the place where they did her cervical spine surgery in Dec last year. I vetoed both because it got to be where every time I took her in for acupuncture (before the surgery and once or twice after) she would get stressed out and start moving around and expelling the needles. And I vetoed the surgery place cause it is SUPER EXPENSIVE. So this Wed, two days ago, she got to where she couldn't sit still for 5 minutes. Up and down and up and down. Drove. me. nuts!! So I called and made an appt for Thurs, the next day, and then called back 10 mins later and asked if there was any way the vet could seen her today (meaning Wed). I took her in at 3:30 and the vet took her outside to watch her walk and see how she reacting to her surroundings, range of motion, etc. Everything was fine altho she thought she was having problems in her lumbosacral spine area. She gave me a script for Prednisone and we started her immediately on that. (It helped her settle down and helped her sleep too.) She suggested I go to the surgery place and let a neurological specialist check her out, maybe doing x-rays or an MRI. I agreed and that is where we went yesterday (Fri). So we're doing the meds for 2 weeks and we'll see how she's doing. If she continues to do good then we'll wean her off the prednisone and if things get bad again, we'll do an MRI and see what's going on.
Doo, I am so sorry you aren't feeling yourself. Hope the vet gets it all sorted out and you feel better real soon.
Oh, sweet Doo gurl ♥ Momma an' me, Zaidie, r sendin' all kindza wuff an' PotP an' gentle hugs an' kisses tu yu an' yur Mom an' Austin, tu ♥ ❀ ☀ Hope fings impwoobe soon.
Oh little Doodle!! I hope they can figure out what's wrong with you!!!
I sure hope you get to feeling a lot better, furry soon.
Sending POTP & pawyers to you.
What's up Doo? Why so sad?
Cheer up, it'll make your Momma happy too!
Sorry you're feeling so poorly. Nothing more frustrating (and expensive) than testing and testing with no definitive diagnosis. Sending POTP that you get an accurate assessment of your problem and the right medicine to get you back to your old self.
Sending you love and hugs.............
Hoping you can get of the Pred as soon as possible... and feel better.
Aww thanks everybuddy. Hearth you are SOO right, it is frustrating and expensive trying to get a diagnosis. :/ We'll keep you all updated on any new developments.
Sorry you's feelin' so bad, Doo... sending big Texas hugs to ya, buddy....
Oh my, poor Doo! Keep us informed.
All kinds of love and healthy wishes and POTP from us to you, Doo! If only we could make the hoomans understand exactly what hurts!
Sending you POTP Doo. Hope you is feeling better soon.
I'm sorry you are not feeling good Doo. We hope you feel better soon! Sending lots of POTP your way!
Wow Doo! Sounds like your mom is doing everything she can to figure out what is going on with you. Hope the vets can figure out what it is and have a simple cure for you. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. We will be praying for you to get better. Love, Bumble
So sorry you are not feeling well sweetheart, luckily you have a pawsome mom that is doing everthing she can to get you better. Sending prayers your way, Love, Mable
We are pawraying all gets better soon, Doo!! Love & Hugs from the Smith Crew!
So sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Lots of POTP for you. Hope you feel much better soon.
Harley D and me are sending a boatload of POTP for you. Sure hope this medicine does the trick. Please keep us posted.
Doo- we so sorry to see you are not feeling like yourself. We will say prayers for you. My sec. is still so far behind,I'm having tons of trouble getting to dogster. I'll try and watch for update on you sweetie... Kisses,mazy
Aw sweety, we are so sorry to read this. We were trying to avoid VREC too. I hate that place. Unfortunately Peter has something going on with eye so we have to go see the Opthamologist there on Monday. We've been trying meds for a month and his eye is still not clearing up. So, I know how you feel about trying to avoid that place like that plague! I hope you feel better soon. Are you doing strict crate rest at the moment? Keep us posted and hope you are recovering! Hugs, Peter and Lisa