Truman isn't acting right

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Postby Pit♥bull » February 8th, 2010, 5:13 pm

Come on Joyce.... Only 130 lbs, just pick him up :|

Glad to hear our 'pony' is feeling better, :) give him a butt scratch from Duke and a hug from Trouble.
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Postby blabsforbullies » February 8th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Just because of where I live, I always, always add tick diseases/infectious causes to my lists of things that sound painful. >( Tick diseases can have such vague and nonspecific signs, that I always worry about that when a dog is seeminly painful and down and out. :neutral:

Although aspirin is going to help make him more comfortable it is a muscle/bone issue, if it is tick related, or pancreatitis, or something else, it may only be a temporary fix. :sad2: If he seems better, it certainly warrants watching him closely (as I know you are :P ) and seeing how he does, but at the slightest backstep, I'd have him checked out. Not that I need to tell you that, but for completeness' sake! :wink:

I sure hope the big guy is feeling better! :heartbeat:
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Postby iluvk9 » February 8th, 2010, 7:07 pm

Pit♥Bull wrote:Come on Joyce.... Only 130 lbs, just pick him up :|

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blabsforbullies wrote:... but at the slightest backstep, I'd have him checked out...


Thank you Doc! I am watching him like a hawk.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 5:52 am

It's 4:30 am and Truman is not right.

I called in sick and will bring him in to Vet this morning. He threw up sometime last night. When he gets up, it is more like a cry from his inside hurting (?) Not like he is in pain from his bones or muscles in his legs/back.
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Postby hugapitbull » February 9th, 2010, 6:37 am

Oh, I'm so sorry Joyce. Lots of good thoughts for you and the pony today. Feel better soon, big guy.
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Postby Pit♥bull » February 9th, 2010, 7:15 am

Loads of good thoughts coming your way Truman. :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 9th, 2010, 8:06 am

Poor guy. :( Make sure you text Missy so she can keep us updated!

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Postby HappyChick » February 9th, 2010, 8:50 am

:goodthoughts: from me too. Be alright, Pony.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 8:51 am

Thanks~ 15 minutes till Vet opens and I call to get him in.

It's like he whimpers when he moves something INSIDE as he walks. I want to say, digestive tract towards the front or lungs area. I don't know. I am just guessing now. :(
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Postby Marinepits » February 9th, 2010, 8:52 am

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Postby Hundilein » February 9th, 2010, 9:19 am

Good thoughts for the pony.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 9th, 2010, 9:41 am

Awww...pony-boy. Feel better! :( Good thoughts headed your way...
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Postby madremissy » February 9th, 2010, 9:47 am

She got an appointment at 9:45. Sending many good thoughts to our big boy.
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Postby LMM » February 9th, 2010, 10:15 am

TONS of good thoughts coming Truman's way Joyce! We are all thinking of you guys!
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Postby TinaMartin » February 9th, 2010, 10:36 am

Sending good thoughts for the pony. Feel better Truman.
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Postby Suzi » February 9th, 2010, 11:33 am

:goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:

We're thinking of you two....
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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 12:49 pm

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT!

It's his back.

Vet listened to my description of when I hear him cry in pain (going UP stairs, into SUV, onto twin mattress) and when he isn't crying (jumping down from SUV), manipulated his back, and determined it was his back.

Truman literally throws himself onto his back like a WWF wrestler when he plays with Lenny. :doh:

No idea why he threw up, but gave a shot of Reglan to settle his stomach.

Blood work will be back in a few days, urinalysis was fine. He is on Dexamethasone, leash walk for two weeks, no playing with other dogs. Also got a shot of Dexamethasone for immediate pain and I now have to keep him from dancing around the house.
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Postby Suzi » February 9th, 2010, 1:14 pm

Poor "lil Pony....Hope he's feeling better soon.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 9th, 2010, 1:29 pm

While back problems suck, I'm glad it's not an internal thing...because that would have sucked more!

Hopefully he'll be feeling better soon with good meds and good care from his mommy. 8)
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Postby Malli » February 9th, 2010, 1:39 pm

Did you tell him about the Aspirin? :shock: Generally it is contraindicated with Steroids, but the vet may know something I don't.

I'm glad it was figured out - poor Truman!
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