Truman isn't acting right

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Postby maberi » February 9th, 2010, 1:52 pm

When they did x-rays on Earl for his shoulder I had them do his neck as well. They noticed a partially herniated disc and one that was started to degenerate as well. Getting older sucks but I'm glad they figured out what was going on with the big guy

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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 pitbullmamaliz » February 9th, 2010, 2:16 pm

Poor little bugger. Hope he feels better soon!
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Postby Pit♥bull » February 9th, 2010, 2:20 pm

I consider this a good update..... I HOPE

More good thought coming your way Truman :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:

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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 3:24 pm

Malli wrote:Did you tell him about the Aspirin?

Yes, Mallika, and thank you again for the pm when this started a few days ago. :itsOK:
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Postby airwalk » February 9th, 2010, 3:57 pm

Awww poor pony..I hope he feels better quickly.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 4:15 pm

It's been 5 hours since his shot for pain, and he is a changed dog! I am still leash walking, not allowing play with others, etc., as per Vet, but he isn't screaming from pain when he moves. That alone is good news to my ears. :)
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Postby Pit♥bull » February 9th, 2010, 4:37 pm

Be careful he doesn't overdo himself.....And NO RIDING for a while. :|
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Postby iluvk9 » February 9th, 2010, 9:04 pm

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Postby blabsforbullies » February 9th, 2010, 9:55 pm

Glad to hear he's on the mend and there is a plan of action! I will be thinking good thought for the best recovery! :)
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Postby LMM » February 9th, 2010, 10:51 pm

I'm so happy he's feeling better Joyce! I know you are very relieved!
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Postby Jenn » February 9th, 2010, 11:07 pm

I'm glad he's going to be on the mend, good luck with keeping him down!! :)
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Postby Malli » February 10th, 2010, 3:16 am

iluvk9 wrote:
Malli wrote:Did you tell him about the Aspirin?

Yes, Mallika, and thank you again for the pm when this started a few days ago. :itsOK:


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Postby hugapitbull » February 10th, 2010, 4:58 am

Glad to hear our favorite pony is feeling better. Lots of rest for the big guy!
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Postby iluvk9 » February 10th, 2010, 7:20 am

Thank you all, again! :)

Last night he was great. No crying when he moves around, and he is perky. Vet has me calling him every day with an update, as he wanted him to appear "90%" better by today. I can call with those stats. :dogRun:

I slept in the dog den because I felt bad for him. Well, maybe I felt bad for me...I missed sleeping next to my big black guy. :giggle:
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Postby CinderDee » February 10th, 2010, 7:51 am

I'm so glad he's feeling better. :)
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Postby TinaMartin » February 10th, 2010, 10:07 am

Bubble wrap? :| Then when he is rough housing he will just bounce or the bubble wrap will pop and it will sound cool! :) I'm glad he is feeling better.
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Postby HappyChick » February 10th, 2010, 10:24 am

I'm so happy to read that Truman is feeling better! Back problems are so painful.

May I suggest putting him on some glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for his joints? That is if he isn't already on them. I'd check with your vet first, though, just to make sure it's o.k.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 10th, 2010, 10:36 am

TinaMartin wrote:Bubble wrap?

LMAO


HappyChick wrote:May I suggest putting him on some glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for his joints? That is if he isn't already on them.


Thanks; he is since he is a "large breed". :)
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Postby maberi » February 10th, 2010, 10:49 am

Glad to hear the big guy is feeling better!! How old is Mr. Truman?
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Postby iluvk9 » February 10th, 2010, 1:00 pm

maberi wrote:Glad to hear the big guy is feeling better!! How old is Mr. Truman?


He turned 6 in Oct. I remember when he was just a tiny puppy. Then he grew. And grew.

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