Potential Herniated Disc
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August 14, 2007 at 3:17 am #3048
I have a six-year-old Pomeranian named Prissy. Two weeks ago we started having issues. She was panting excessively,drooling a lot, and throwing up everything she ate. The Thursday before last she had a seizure and began limping. We took her to the Vet and he said she had an inflamation of the liver, thought there might be an obstruction, and took some x-rays. Her stomach was full of air and her hips were slightly out of the socket (the right was worse than the left). He tried to feel her hip and she almost bit him (she’s not usually a biter). He gave her a shot for pain and sent us home with Metacam (to be admisinistered once a day). They told us to come back if she began vomiting again and they’d do a Upper G.I.
Friday night Prissy was back to being her old self and ate all of her food and kept it down. She went to the bathroom so…no obstruction. Saturday night she began panting again and become indecisive (one moment she wants up on the bed, the next down…). Sunday morning she threw up again. She panted all through last night. This morning she was hobbling and panting still but still walking.
When I came home from running she was lying on the cool tile in the kitchen and got up to see me. She could not stand up and that resulted in her shuffling over to me. She was wet from her drool and may have wet herself. We rushed her to the vet again and by the time we got there she was very limp and drooling. The doctor pinched her toes and we had no response. When they picked her up to get an IV into her she was very limp and out of it.
The vet said that he suspects a herniated disc and it may be able to be repaired with surgery. Is there any way to avoid surgery? Has anyone else had this problem? What are the odds of recovery?
Thank you.August 17, 2007 at 1:45 am #3051
Dr. Jeff FeinmanKeymaster
[quote=frogbaby91]What are the odds of recovery?[/quote]
Recovery from a true acutely herniated disc is quite good. That’s not what this sounds like however. I would advise immediate consultation with a neurology *specialist*.
Dr. JeffAugust 17, 2007 at 11:43 pm #3056
Thank you for the advice.
Early Tuesday morning Prissy collapsed and was put on oxygen. The Vet thought she was making a comeback but she collapsed again. My baby didn’t make it. The Vet was unsure of what happened and cited heart issues or a neurological problem. She will be greatly missed.August 22, 2007 at 11:56 pm #3058
Dr. Jeff FeinmanKeymaster
[quote=frogbaby91]My baby didn’t make it. The Vet was unsure of what happened [/quote]
I’m so sorry for your loss of Prissy.
Feel free to contact me through this board if I can help in any way (this article might help a little [url]https://www.homevet.com/bonding/loss.html[/url] ).
Dr. JeffAugust 23, 2007 at 3:51 am #3059
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