BluegrassGrey Posted February 24, 2012 Share Posted February 24, 2012 Last night my poor 10.5yr old Sidney had some sort of accident in the yard. It was dark & raining when he went out to potty. Heard him screaming- ran out to get him & he was covered in mud on his face & neck. Gave him pain meds and he was able to eat dinner. But still lots of panting & pacing still. This morning Sidney goes out with the rest of our greys and eats his breakfast. But his head is still hanging down a little and more pacing & panting. Then his rear legs start buckling & he is losing control of his hind legs. Get him to the vets office before they even open. I suspected FCE before we got there. Our vet did an exam and neurological testing. Sidney has decreased pain sensation in his rear legs. The x-rays were negative for disc damage. They gave him morphine injection and a Robxain injection. We were sent home with Robaxin 500mg (3x/day) and Tramadol 100mg (3x/day)and Dexamethasone injections 2x/day for 3 days). We also have a prescription for Gabapentin PRN. Diagnosis was FCE or ruptured disk. I know some of you all have been through this. Could you please share your stories of how it happened, what the diagnosis & treatment were, and the prognosis? I am absolutely heartbroken over this. Sidney was a very active, bouncing Greyhound up to the point this happened. He would jump into the SUV on his own, run & play all the time, and he really had too much spring in his step (jumping for joy any time he could). Quote Kathryn, “Broadway” BW’s Broadway: Shaggy Bessie x Jimbo Red Rose, & "Ellie" Noah's Smelldog: Castor Troy x Mulberry Jade. My Angels "Sidney" Rainier Rapper: Rainier Ranger x Rainier Rapport (09/03/2001-2/26/2012); "Pistol" Tiowa Pistol: Rapido Rambo x My Roz (11/19/1998-8/02/2011); “Perry" Tiowa Perry: Rapido Rambo x My Roz (11/19/1998-6/09/2010); "Jackie" Mjp's Jackie: Joey Flint x Social Robin (6/12/1997-6/20/2008) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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