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Postby Pit♥bull » January 28th, 2010, 5:14 pm

maberi wrote:We are scheduling a follow up with an orthopedic specialist
Good idea.

Sending loads of :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 28th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Oiy. Poor Earl. I hope you get to the bottom of this.
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 28th, 2010, 8:04 pm

:sad2: I'm so sorry to hear about this....

Yes, it is typically a disease of younger animals, but from what I understand, it can happen at any age. :neutral: It is excruciatingly painful :( , and that is clue to me to be looking closely at the cartilage if I get that response in the shoulder.

You are doing exactly what I would be doing :wink: ... going to the specialist.

Please keep us updated and I am thinking good thoughts for you all!!! :hug3:
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Postby HappyPuppy » January 28th, 2010, 8:39 pm

How frustrating and disappointing!! Hang in there and keep us posted. Hugs to you all.
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Postby Jenn » January 28th, 2010, 8:53 pm

:( Poor Earl, and you two as well. Best of thoughts being sent that way for all of you, and for getting to the bottom of his pain.
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Postby ArtGypsy » January 28th, 2010, 9:32 pm

:( :(
Sending good thoughts to all of you...............I"m sorry.....
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Postby Hundilein » January 28th, 2010, 9:34 pm

Good thoughts on their way from down south.
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Postby maberi » January 28th, 2010, 9:43 pm

Thanks for all the warm thoughts everyone.! Heidi called me after bringing Earl home this afternoon so I could hear Earl "hound howling" in the crate while Karma and Kayden barked at him because he couldn't play with them. Earl greeted me at the door with a shoe when I got home today (he carries shoes to anyone who walks in the door) and we shared a sandwich for dinner. Earl will be curled up in bed with us tonight and hopefully we will know more once we can narrow down what is bothering him.

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Postby ArtGypsy » January 28th, 2010, 9:50 pm

maberi wrote:Thanks for all the warm thoughts everyone.! Heidi called me after bringing Earl home this afternoon so I could hear Earl "hound howling" in the crate while Karma and Kayden barked at him because he couldn't play with them. Earl greeted me at the door with a shoe when I got home today (he carries shoes to anyone who walks in the door) and we shared a sandwich for dinner. Earl will be curled up in bed with us tonight and hopefully we will know more once we can narrow down what is bothering him.

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Postby Malli » January 28th, 2010, 10:53 pm

good thoughts for Earl

I found this page that gives basic, palatable info :|
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Postby madremissy » January 28th, 2010, 10:55 pm

Good thoughts for Earl. I hope the specialist can narrow it down.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 29th, 2010, 5:14 am

Good thoughts for Earl & you guys! It's very stressful to have a dog in pain. Hopefully you will get in to see the specialist quickly.
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Postby maberi » January 29th, 2010, 11:46 am

hugapitbull wrote:Good thoughts for Earl & you guys! It's very stressful to have a dog in pain. Hopefully you will get in to see the specialist quickly.


Thanks!

We have an appointment with the specialist next Thursday. Earl spent most of the night up last night grunting and crying but I think some of that might have been from the anesthesia.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 29th, 2010, 11:48 am

Poor Earl...hopefully he can get comfy until his specialist appt. Gentle scritches and tasty treats from me to him... 8)
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Postby Ino » January 29th, 2010, 6:21 pm

Sorry to hear Earl is hurting. I hope he has a fast recovery and can get back to his normal routine soon. :goodthoughts:
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Postby Malli » January 29th, 2010, 6:34 pm

maberi wrote:
hugapitbull wrote:Good thoughts for Earl & you guys! It's very stressful to have a dog in pain. Hopefully you will get in to see the specialist quickly.


Thanks!

We have an appointment with the specialist next Thursday. Earl spent most of the night up last night grunting and crying but I think some of that might have been from the anesthesia.


I'd bet almost all of it was from the anesthetic, some dogs are just that way...
Did they give you anything for his pain?
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Postby maberi » January 29th, 2010, 8:45 pm

Thanks!! :wink:

Earl has always been very sensitive to anesthesia and when he has had it before it has caused whining. He was laying on the floor in the middle of the bedroom with his eyes wide open crying last night :doh:

Once i was able to get him into bed next to me he settled right down and slept for most of the night. He is on Metacam. It seems to be helping which is a good sign that hopefully this is a soft tissue problem.

Malli wrote:I'd bet almost all of it was from the anesthetic, some dogs are just that way...
Did they give you anything for his pain?
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Postby Malli » January 29th, 2010, 11:18 pm

yeah, what your describing is a narcotized state caused by a pre-anesthetic, anesthetic induction, or anesthetic drug. If he has to have an anesthetic or sedation again and it's at the same place, you may want to mention it to them, they may either change the anesthetic protocol or give him something extra when he wakes up to see if that helps :|

I would think the Metacam would make him feel much better.
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Postby maberi » January 30th, 2010, 10:30 am

Will do, thanks for the info!!

Malli wrote:yeah, what your describing is a narcotized state caused by a pre-anesthetic, anesthetic induction, or anesthetic drug. If he has to have an anesthetic or sedation again and it's at the same place, you may want to mention it to them, they may either change the anesthetic protocol or give him something extra when he wakes up to see if that helps :|
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Postby maberi » February 4th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Saw the specialist today and they determined it is nothing serious. Looks like Earl has some soft tissue damage in his shoulder (similar to a rotator cuff injury in humans) as well as some bursitis. He also has a very small calcium deposit on his shoulder.

A few weeks of rest and leash walks should help to clear things up :wink:
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