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Ester Has Discospondylitis


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How is she? Anything that can be done to help her?

 

Sending lots of hugs.

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Ester is painful. She's been acting "off" for at least a week. Licking her hind end A LOT, panting A LOT, just acting weird. The other night, she came out of my closet, panting really hard, so I gave her a xanax to help her relax. She then picked up her monkey and went back into the closet and laid down.

I took her to the vet Friday am. X-ray showed the discospondylitis. (inflammation in spine)

I thought Ester might have a uti. Vet said, don't worry, if we give her a shot of Convenia, it will cover the inflammation, the uti and the skin problem that she has! :)

 

Ester is still acting weird, but doesn't seem to be in such pain (not panting).

She is taking 1/2 tab of Previcox (227mg) once a day to help with the pain.

I might give her a xanax again tonight, since it's supposed to rain, which freeks her out!

 

Thanks. I was wondering if anyone else on the forum has had to deal with this????

 

Pat

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Oh Pat- I am so sorry to hear about Ester. Sending prayers.

 

 

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Pat,

 

Isin't she on an antibiotic? If I'm not mistaken, she should be on one for at least 6 weeks.

 

Hope she feels better, please give her a gentle hug from us

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Thanks Robin.

Claudia, yes, Ester had 1 shot of Convenia, which is a broad spectrum antibiotic. In a week, we go back for eval. If she is responding, she will get another shot. One shot each week for 6 weeks.

Hopefully, it's over after that.

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Thanks Robin.

Claudia, yes, Ester had 1 shot of Convenia, which is a broad spectrum antibiotic. In a week, we go back for eval. If she is responding, she will get another shot. One shot each week for 6 weeks.

Hopefully, it's over after that.

 

I must have mis-understood Pat, I thought the vet was saying one shot and she's good to go.

Hoping she does well

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I am so sorry that Ester and you have to go through this. Having a bad back myself, I know it must be so painful. Healing thoughts and prayers for Ester and you from me and my pack. :getwell

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I have no experience with this and hope that she improves and is comfortable. I also just wanted to say hi! Haven't spoken with you in a while! Cindy

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No experience with this, but based on the illness, sounds like you and Ester are on the right track to treat it.

 

Sending you many hugs and prayers!

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