Jump to content
doodlecrazy

Hard time getting up

Recommended Posts

DocE

IVDD at age 2 ?

Xrays only show the space the disc occupies, it does not show the disc --- so how do they

know that  "it isn't pushing against his spine"  (I think you meant spinal cord or nerve roots).

 

I think I would want an opinion from a vet orthopedist.

.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
doodlecrazy
51 minutes ago, DocE said:

IVDD at age 2 ?

Xrays only show the space the disc occupies, it does not show the disc --- so how do they

know that  "it isn't pushing against his spine"  (I think you meant spinal cord or nerve roots).

 

I think I would want an opinion from a vet orthopedist.

.

 

I'm certainly not an expert when it comes to this but based on my testimony of Morgan's actions I think they assumed his spinal cord was un-affected. He does not seem like he's in pain and can get around absolutely fine, once he gets up. They wanted to start with the least invasive treatment first. If he's still having issues after rest and medication then they suggested I do the dye imagery test/ MRI/possible surgery. I'm certainly open to suggestions on where I can take him for a second opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
doodlecrazy
4 hours ago, Dogwood said:

Awefully young for IV disc disease.

Do you have any suggestions or thoughts on what else it could be? Really bummed out about this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dogwood

Give the meds a few days and if no improvement or especially if the symptoms worsen then a visit to a vet neurologist is in order if available and in the budget etc .

 

Regardless a good exam should help determine whether the problem is truly neurological or not, at what level etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Peent

Did you test for Blastomycosis?   I know that it typically is found with a lung problem but i have heard of systemic Blastomycosis that will cause a fungal spinal cord infection.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLR

I had a dog with an acute low back and her main symptom was difficulty going up stairs, or jumping into a chair. Weakness in the hind quarters. On physical exam she showed pain with flexion of her low back by raising both hind legs at the same time. She recovered with rest and anti-inflammatory meds. She incurred that injury by making vertical leaps trying to get at a squirrel in an apple tree.  Hope your dog recovers well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
doodlecrazy
11 minutes ago, SLR said:

I had a dog with an acute low back and her main symptom was difficulty going up stairs, or jumping into a chair. Weakness in the hind quarters. On physical exam she showed pain with flexion of her low back by raising both hind legs at the same time. She recovered with rest and anti-inflammatory meds. She incurred that injury by making vertical leaps trying to get at a squirrel in an apple tree.  Hope your dog recovers well.

Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll keep everyone updated but he has improved significantly since being put on the meds. Keeping a 2yr old setter relatively docile is a full time job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
doodlecrazy

Just an update. Morgan has been making significant improvement since going on the anti-inflammatory medication in conjunction with no jumping on/off furniture. He does not need to be confined to the kennel 24/7 but he definitely is not happy being restricted to the floor. Needless to say my wife and I have been on the flood more than the couch the last week. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dogwood
45 minutes ago, doodlecrazy said:

Just an update. Morgan has been making significant improvement since going on the anti-inflammatory medication in conjunction with no jumping on/off furniture. He does not need to be confined to the kennel 24/7 but he definitely is not happy being restricted to the floor. Needless to say my wife and I have been on the flood more than the couch the last week. 

 

Nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×