dmswartzfager Posted August 13, 2013 Share Posted August 13, 2013 (edited) Scarlett did a short zoomie in the little yard on Sunday and pulled up very lame on the right rear leg - not even touching it to the ground. She was soon walking on it again (albeit very gingerly), and I dosed her with Tramadol and a muscle relaxer. She seemed mostly fine on Sunday, but when I took her out for "last call," on the way back in, her back end started shaking very badly and she ended up sitting because she simply couldn't stand any more. I took her in to work yesterday, and we were eventually able to mildly sedate her and do some x-rays. The only remarkable thing on the radiographs was a massive spondylosis between her lumbar and sacral vertebrae. We gave her opioids in addition to what was in the sedative and I brought her home to give her Deramaxx, but she was still extremely uncomfortable, panting, and occasionally crying out, and while walking around the house, she was trying very hard to walk on only her front two legs. While she has been tending to limp more on the right rear, the pain is in both legs, and has been since she joined us two weeks ago. We ended up taking her to a referral/24-hour emergency hospital so we could get her more powerful drugs than what we have at work. She was examined by two doctors there, and they agree that she's more painful than she should be, but they can't decide if it's muscular or spinal (her thigh muscles are very painful, but her posture is that of a "back dog".) She spent the night there on fluids and IV pain medication, and she has an appointment with the neurologist today. They'll try to get her to see the internal medicine specialist, but she's fully booked, so it may not happen until Wednesday, if it's decided it's not a neurologic issue. Dr. Kortney also sent the radiographs to an orthopedic specialist group - she was supposed to hear back from them last night. Hopefully she left me a note, or will get in touch with me today, as she has Tuesdays off. I'm scared. If this isn't something we can fix... I'm terrified we'll have to send her to the Bridge. I can't bear to see her in pain, unable to walk more than 100 feet. Edited August 13, 2013 by dmswartzfager Quote Deanna with galgo Willow, greyhound Finn, and DH BrianRemembering Marcus (11/16/93 - 11/16/05), Tyler (2/3/01 - 11/6/06), Frazzle (7/2/94 - 7/23/07), Carrie (5/8/96 - 2/24/09), Blitz (3/28/97 - 6/10/11), Symbra (12/30/02 - 7/16/13), Scarlett (10/10/02 - 08/31/13), Wren (5/25/01 - 5/19/14), Rooster (3/7/07 - 8/28/18), Q (2008 - 8/31/19), and Momma Mia (2002 - 12/9/19). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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