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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E] #325472
11/11/14 01:11 AM
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Neurologist appointment tomorrow at 11:00

wub
Taken just a bit ago




Dante - March 8, 2004 - May 06, 2017
Kaos von Wolfstraum - Oct 31, 2011

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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E] #325476
11/11/14 02:05 AM
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Dante! wub


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: PositiveDog] #325480
11/11/14 03:32 AM
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wub His coloring reminds me a bit of my old girl Rica.


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Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Woodreb] #325481
11/11/14 03:48 AM
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Hang in there Dante, hopefully they will figure this out soon!

Good luck tomorrow Barb!


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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: MaxaLisa] #325496
11/11/14 04:52 AM
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Hello, Barb
I joined the forum because I read your post about cauda equina and wanted to chime in. I had a Husky who has it, same exact onset as your guy. I took him to the vet that night, and he did some manipulation which resulted in Mike not screaming every time he moved (thankfully), then we did ice, Rimadyl and crate rest for three days after which time he had improved and luckily never relapsed. I never sledded him after that, though, and that made him VERY unhappy. The vet told me long-backed dogs are prone (which makes sense). Mike did not have any neurological issues except for the pain, so we were very lucky.
Good luck!

Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: JulieM] #325499
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Good luck tomorrow, Barb and Dante! I'm glad you were able to get in so quickly! And thanks for sharing your experience, Julie!


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: MaxaLisa] #325515
11/11/14 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Hang in there Dante, hopefully they will figure this out soon!

Good luck tomorrow Barb!


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: JulieM] #325533
11/11/14 11:34 PM
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Thank you Julie for sharing your experience and welcome to the board, it's a great place!!!!!


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E] #325536
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So I'm home without Dante.
The Neurologist examined him, found his right quad to be very painful, Dante did flip his back paw upright but I noticed he wouldn't turn it all the way upside down. He did knuckle and have a very slow flip back the other night right after a loud cry out.

The vet went to get the x-rays off the CD and discovered that he needed to use a different program and at the same time someone came in with a paralyzed dog.
frown
So Dante's further Dx got put on the back burner, he did say he does think it's lower back.

They'll call me later after he's had a chance to review the x-rays (He also had 2 surgeries scheduled this afternoon) and we'll discuss further Dx needs.

A special doctor is coming though that door? Will he have food?



Dante - March 8, 2004 - May 06, 2017
Kaos von Wolfstraum - Oct 31, 2011

My Blog: https://barbrambling.wordpress.com/
Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E] #325537
11/11/14 11:46 PM
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grouphug Barb, many positive healing thoughts for Dante. Thank you for updating. grouphug


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Braverhund] #325542
11/12/14 12:24 AM
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Hope you hear from him soon....


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: MaxaLisa] #325548
11/12/14 01:10 AM
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Sending good thoughts for Dante.


Johanna

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Woodreb] #325549
11/12/14 01:19 AM
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Dante Update:
I just brought him home. It seems they had another emergency after I left and the vet just wants to spend more time evaluating Dante and his x-rays.
So I'll take him and drop him off on Friday morning (I have an appointment Thursday afternoon and no one wants him to have to rush through this and the vet is off on Wednesdays).
He did start Dante on Gabapentin, 300 mg x2 a day.
I'll fast Dante again in case they want to do any imaging that needs sedation.
Not how I wanted it to go, but at the same time if I went in there with Dante paralyzed I'd want him to be top priority!!

He's happy to be home, already sacked out in the living room.

Thank you all again for your kindness, advice, thoughts, well all of it.
I truly find it all helpful!
hugging


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Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E] #325555
11/12/14 02:03 AM
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You've both been on my mind. I wish you knew more, but emergencies do happen as you said.

I love that picture taken from behind Dante. smile I've never thought to do that.

Hopefully Dante will be more comfortable until Friday with his new meds. Thank you for the updates. hugging


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Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: PositiveDog] #325562
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Sending all good thoughts to you and Dante, Barb! Sorry that you weren't able to get answers today... hugging


Ruth

Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
...............
Warming my heart:
Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
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