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Old 04-04-2003, 08:32 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone, you're all so kind

I got him to the vet this evening. She thinks its a slipped disc, which is causing his unstable walking and his sudden yelping as it moves and believes the first incident was possibly the same injury and it might have been something similar to a person who is in shock from severe pain. He's getting x-rays tomorrow to make sure there is no fracture in his lumbar spine and no tumour. So this explains the temporary paralysis he gets as his spinal cord is probably being pressed down on by this disc. So all being well, he wont need any surgery if there's no tumour. She's also taking some blood as he has a really bad ear infection and cataracts are developing so she's going to make sure his major organs are still going ok. My poor boy is falling apart at the seams
At least he will likely be ok with lots of rest and minimal procedure. He's on a Cortisone IV and should be feeling a lot better by tomorrow.

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Old 04-04-2003, 10:38 AM   #17
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Yep, a slipped disc would fit.....hope that's all it is and he's feeling more comfortable on the steroids. Praying for clean X-rays and bloodwork
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Old 04-04-2003, 11:18 AM   #18
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thanks bls It was good to hear your advice, its nice having a resident vet around here! I'm surprised at the disc thing though, I'd like to think I remember him hurting himself...
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Actually with the slipped discs there often is no history of any kind of trauma, and because it's up near the spinal cord they can have odd reactions to it. You're a good mom and it sounds like you're doing everything you should be doing
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Good news. It could've been alot worse.
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