|Barked: Mon Sep 10, '07 6:50am PST |
|Do you jump around a lot, Dudley?
Matilda lost the use of her legs one weekday, but we weren't home when it happened. She "holds it" for hours, so there wasn't any bathroom issues, but she would NOT get up on her hind legs without us hoisting her with a towel. When she did and we took her outside before visiting the emergency room, she did her business right away...she obviously had been sitting in pain for some time.
The ER vet said we should watch for recurrence, as it would mean "thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease". She was given a course of Deramaxx, Methocarbamol, and Tramadol, and (other than the allergy to tramadol) came thru it okay.
Matilda gets in trouble for jumping up (onto her ottoman - and she has steps to get on it to boot!!!) and jetting up and down the stairs more than anything else.
Just a thought - maybe an xray would help?
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