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I don't know what to say nor can I explain what is wrong but something is amiss.

 

He was fine until yesterday late morning when he would occasionally yelp out loud.

Afternoon walk was ok but around suppertime I saw that he did not come to eat, when I coaxed him up he just stood there staring into space.

He just seemed "flat".

Took him out to pee, there were 3 of the apartment dogs outside and a little kid, Joe did NOT pay them any attention (he loves kids/dogs/everybody). He just stood there unresponsive.

Brought him back in gave him the "body once-over" and found that his muscles/nerves in his shoulder blades were vibrating (can't explain) like he was really exerting to stand up. Gave him a Tramadol, got him to lie down. Last let out he came with us (unexpectedly - I thought he was in a deep sleep).

He's still obviously got the effects of the Tramadol in him this morning, but he did cry out in pain (or fright?) when one of the other hounds passed by him in the night.

 

So...... off to the vet we go today to see what's what. Fingers crossed tht it's just much ado about nothing.....

 

Donna

 

PUPDATE!

 

The vet thinks it's his neck or upper vertebrae - he's recommended Metacam x 3 days and then he'll re-evaluate. He didn't want to stress him out (yet) by doing an x-ray series, but we are to call if things seem to worsen. Otherwise he goes back on Friday for another check.

So now he's on bed rest (that'll be difficult :rolleyes:)

 

Once again the power of GT works miracles :D

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Really hope Joe T. Reporter just has a little 24-hour virus and will be feeling much better asap.

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Joey! Don't upset us like this!

 

Donna, I don't find that George has any residual wonkiness in the AM if I give him a Tramadol in the PM.

 

I know it won't help Joe, but my own shoulder muscles have been twitching for two days now!

 

I hope it's nothing, and that Joe is his usual self by tonight!


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Leaving on a 2 week trip,.. hope I'll be able to keep up on this thread.. So sorry Joe T has got a problem.. Will send all prayers to you and him.

Hope that when I next get on GT there will be a good resolution to his discomfort. :(

Crossed fingers and toes!

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You've got my good thoughts Donna. FWIW when Jet hurt his neck, his shoulder muscle was vibrating on that side. Although he was altogether "there" so .............

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:goodluck for Joe T.

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