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Offline Bigluke1981

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At the emergency Vet tonight.
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:08:01 AM »
Well I had to bring my black lab Myah into the emergency vet tonight. Her back leg just quit working and in a matter of a couple hours is in horrible pain. They are waiting for some drugs to kick in then they will be able to find out just what's going on. I feel so helpless and I am praying it is nothing major. It is going to be a long night/morning. Anyone who knows me knows that Myah is like my child who goes everywhere with me and I sure hate to see her in pain. Ok just wanted to vent a little.
Lucas.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 01:42:38 AM »
Ohhh I'm sorry to hear that.  Please keep us updated on her progress.  I know what you mean about them being like your child.  How old is she?  I've got a 9 yo Hound that is my buddy.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 01:43:22 AM »
Very sorry to hear that, I hope it's nothing too bad.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 06:36:09 AM »
Hope things turn out well Bigluke.
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 06:40:18 AM »
I hope your sidekick gets better :tup:  Keep us posted about her status.
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 07:27:59 AM »
Hope everything is well

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 07:54:30 AM »
Hang in there my man! The little buggers are like our children, I hope all goes well! Keep us posted...
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 08:19:12 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that man. I hope everything is ok and keep us updated.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 08:20:49 AM »
Hope everything works out ok.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 09:00:41 AM »
Yeah. Let us know how things turn out. Hope all works out okay.  :tup:
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 09:01:10 AM »
Hope it turns out ok... wish they could talk to us sometimes..
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012, 06:25:43 PM »
When my Lab passed it was a lot harder on the family then I had ever expected, Thats why I'll never have another pet.
Hope everything turns out well for you and you buddy.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2012, 06:35:01 PM »
Well I am sitting here waiting for Myah who is having a MRI done as I type this. Myah's back leg is still limp and they think it could be either a disc issue or a stroke of the spinal cord. This has been the longest day of my life and if she needs surgery it will happen tonight. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers it really means a lot. I will update later when I know more. Thanks again.
Lucas & Myah.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 06:59:40 PM »
Good luck and wishes of a speedy recovery to your entire family

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 07:07:32 PM »
Please keep us informed. I would like to know. My dog got sick in a really weird way to fast in six months. The vets never found anything but he kept deteriorating. I think flee collars ultimately poisoned him. I just don't know. He was only seven years old.
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2012, 07:39:03 PM »
Good luck
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2012, 08:54:15 PM »
I sure hope there is a happy ending to this story.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2012, 10:51:15 PM »
Well little Myah has suffered a type of stroke in the spinal column called Fibrocartilaginous emboli or FCE. It has basically caused the nerves that go to her back rear leg to be pinched and the leg to go numb or asleep. Unfortunately there is no procedure to fix this other than rehab and physical therapy. The neurologist told me that there is about a 75-85% chance that she WILL regain use of her leg and although it may be limited, she can still have a good quality of life. This little girl means the world to me and I am prepared to do what ever is necessary to get her well and make her comfortable. I have a lot of work ahead of me, I have to use a sling or harness and help her walk untill she regains strength and start doing physical therapy everyday at home. The doctor told me that the best therapy is water therapy and with her being a lab i wont have any problems getting her into a pool. Again i want to thank everyone for the support and kind words today, it has really meant a lot. I have been up for 2 days now so i am going to get some rest. I will keep updating as the days go on and I pray that with a little hard work we can get her back on her feet.
Lucas & Myah  :)

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2012, 11:07:35 PM »
hen you get a chance look into a product called Nuvet Plus. I heard some breeders talk about it. Check it out with your vet.
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2012, 08:38:51 AM »
Well that's as good a news as you could hope! :tup:

How about a picture of Myah so we can put a face with the name?? :)
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 09:44:23 AM »
Do you already have the sling/harness?  If not, I have one that I used on my lab when she was recovering from having both back knees operated on.  You can have it if you want it.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 12:03:50 PM »
My first chessie suffered a back injury and had nerve damage. She couldn't walk for about a week. It was tough. She never fully recovered but, she never knew there was anything wrong with her which is all that mattered.

I did get her massage and chiropractic work. I think massage helped the most. On the road heading to Bonney Lake, on the right before Albertson's there is a Chiro. He does free animal massage for clients on Sat. or, at least he used to. I don't remember the name of the place. Maybe someone who lives out there can give you the name to look up?
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 01:58:09 PM »
FYI.. Rody chiropractic ( DR. Amy) ph.253-535-6006 at hwy 512 & Canyon road works with dogs as well. We take all of ours to her. Hope things work out for the both of you.

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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 02:11:57 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: At the emergency Vet tonight.
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 11:29:28 PM »
Well it has been a long but a good day. I got Myah home and comfortable and started with the meds and light massage and exercise. She is actually doing pretty well with all considered and actually moved her leg on her own tonight which she has not been able to do since this all started. The vet said that after the first 48 hours she could slowly start to regain feeling which would be a sign of a possible recovery. It is going to be a journey but we are ready to do what is needed to make her happy. I wanted to thank everyone again for the support and the recommendations for the chiro's I am going to call them on Monday.  Again thanks

Do you already have the sling/harness?  If not, I have one that I used on my lab when she was recovering from having both back knees operated on.  You can have it if you want it.
      Thank you so much for the kind offer, the vet sent me home with a full body harness that has 2 handles on it along with a sling so i am set there.

Here is a pic of Miss Myah.

 



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