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We were up all night w our 10 year old grey - she hadn't been feeling well since she came back from the grey boarding house last week, and my vet put all 3 on metrodizona- something and a dewormer. Our 10 year old has been  limping - she has a hyperextended carpus and usually wearing her brace on that foot makes it better, but not lately. So she woke us up at about 4am because she was flailing around and couldn't get up. She made it halfway across the room and has been there since. I think her back legs are paralyzed. She lost control  of her bowels, was salivating a lot and panting really fast, whimpering and after a couple of hours, she started to violently throw up. Then her front legs got really stiff. She alternates  between  whimpering,  breathing hard, and panicking. She just tried to get up for  the first time and couldn't, and it was like her neck got stuck n an upward position, but she's down now. Her legs get stiff and push against me involuntarily. I am afraid to move her. The vet is supposed to call me but it's taking forever

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Is your vet a mobile vet? If not your going to have to move her eventually. Can you get her into there back of a car and you hold her to keep her calm whole someone drives you to the emergency vet?

 

Maybe she had a stroke? I have no idea. Just try to stay calm so you can keep her calm ((((hugs))))

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Unless your vet is coming to you, you are going to have to go to them. I would not wait for a call back. This is an emergency and I would get her to the car and to the vet. Even at a vets office emergencies come before appointments and she will go right in. Your vet cannot see this over the phone and will get to you when he has time. Do not wait.

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How close are you to your vet's office? Could you take her over there, even before he calls, and admit her as an emergency? You're probably going to have to take her someplace, either your vet or Evet, so you might want to start getting her into the car.

 

Call your vet back and explain to the receptionist it's an emergency - you need help NOW.

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I'm just afraid if it's a problem related to her spine that I'll hurt her by moving her

 

I understand but you are going to have to move her eventually. Can you get someone to help you so that you do not have to move her spine as much? To be honest it sounds more like a seizure to me or a reaction to the meds.

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Sounds like a type of seizure.

I would be trying to get her mobil and into the vet ASAP --- don't think i could wait for a call back!

Even a blanket under her, gather the corners and hold tight to move into your car.

 

praying for you and her that you can get some help and into the vet right away!

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Sounds like a seizure, poor baby

 

can you put some towels under her front and back end and carry her that way?

 

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:hope hoping that everything goes well for you guys. Keep us posted we're all worried about her. I would get her to the emergency vet ASAP!
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Oh my! Get her to the vet immediately--her temperature could already be highly elevated as well. Sounds like a similar experience I had with my first grey. My vet is only 5 blocks away and I convinced them to come and get her, but I ended up having to take her to the emergency hospital from there after some initial treatment because they had no overnight surveillance capability and it was well past closing time. She was at the emergency hospital for 4 days and ended up having to be euthanized because there was no improvement whatsoever. She didn't even know me. Diagnosis after Xrays and MRI was a lesion on her brainstem (blood clot, cancer, or encephalytic cause) that caused the seizure. She was only 4-1/2 and I'd only had her for 16 months, so it was very traumatic and quite a shock. (I purchased pet insurance for my current grey because the bill was over $5,000.)

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Twice we had emergencies with our large male greyhound where he couldn't walk. We carefully lifted him and slid him onto his dog bed, then carried him to the car on the bed. It was less jolting and more stable for his back and legs than picking him up and carrying him.

 

If you have someone to help you, this could work to get your dog in to see your vet or e-vet. I agree, it is an emergency and its best not to wait if possible.

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I am sorry to read this. As others have said, she needs to get a vet as soon as possible. I hope you are able to get some assistance in moving her.

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Hopefully you are on your way to the vet by now!

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I am hoping you are already at the vet. When my Morgaine had her status seizure I had the same worry about how to move her. We slid her onto a very heavy blanket folded over several times and carried her to a friend's van and laid her on the floor of the van for the ride.

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girl.

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Sending strength and prayers! This is so scary. I also hope you are at the vets now.

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Thanks for all the posts. I did get her right to the vet and just got home. They think she could have vestibular disease. They gave her fuids, sedation and anti-nasea meds, and they let me stay with her for an hour or so. She was asleep when I left. They said that they'll assume it's vd until it looks like it's not, so I guess we wait. The things that don't fit are that she lost control of her bowels and has not been feeling well.

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My 11 year old galgo, Valor had a bout of vestibular disease. It came on very quickly and he was very sick for several days. My vet gave him an anti nausea med and valium to help him rest. He was so dizzy, he could not stand up, frequently had accidents and did not eat. I kept him in a crate to keep him safe. It slowly passed and he recovered. Good luck with your girl.

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I am supposed to drive my daughter back to college tomorrow (15 hours), help her move in her apt, and return on Monday. I don't think I can leave the dog though. I have no idea what to do. Can't take her with me because I'm flying back.

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I have no suggesttions, just a virtual hug for you and your pup and a prayer that she gets better.

 

Where do you live? Maybe there is a GTer who could help. Or contact your greyhound group.

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Sorry you're going through this. As Scout's Mom suggested, please post where you are located. GTers are a helpful lot and someone may be able to help you or suggest someone who can.

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How frightening, for you and for her!

 

The not feeling well, then 3 meds, then this event (which sounded like a seizure to me) ... Maybe a drug reaction?

:unsure:

 

Can you leave her at the vets while you take your daughter to school? Do reach out for help! :bighug

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