Friday, April 20, 2012

Tuesday's check up

Yuki got weighed in at 17.22 pounds. They said she had lost two pounds since her last weigh-in.

Yuki has been doing fine since the meds. We have stopped the Previcox and the Tramadol, but the vet wanted us to continue half-doses of the Gabapentin per day for another week.

He also wants us to confine Yuki for another week or two to make sure her pain doesn't suddenly appear

The vet didn't say much. He just kept repeating the same stuff.

I also asked him if it's possible that it may be a pinched nerve, and he told me that we would have to do an MRI on Yuki for that.

There wasn't any new news. Nothing mentioned about the lesion either...

I'm glad that Yuki didn't break anything, though.

Again, thanks for all your thoughts. Yuki sends all of you humans virtual hugs and kisses (she can really do it on command!) And barks, lunges and maybe play bows to the pups.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Update 5: The Results

The Doctor said that Yuki's results came in today.

The Radiologist said that her xray shows no abnormality in the spacing of her spine. Her blood work came in clean as well. They want us to continue her on the pain medication with confinement and have her back in two weeks to see how she is doing.


I said this on one of the Shiba Inu network... I don't know how I feel about it. Should I be happy because they didn't find anything? Or should I be sad because they didn't...

A fellow shiba owner had said it sounds like it might be a really bad pinched nerve that her Sakura had before.

Thanks again for all your worries. I'm really glad to have such an awesome group of dog-loving friends who understands... Because I am not a crazy dog lady who loves dogs more than people.

Well... Maybe.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Update 4: 4/3 Vet Visit

We were able to nap for about an hour and a half together on the floor. She still whines.

I took her out in case she wanted to do her business. When we stepped outside, she barked at a dog that was passing by... Huh.. Normal in that department. She was able to do #2 normally - most likely due to the medication...

Who would have thought that watching your dog perch over normally to poop was a nice site to see? We walked right back home afterwards -- no pee. Which worries me. She won't drink.

This is how she stands at times before the pain medication. Her hind legs are a little bent and her tail droops.

And this is how she looks with the medication. Dazed and dilated pupil, open jaw that won't close. In fact, she is staring at me like that right now.

I should be recieving the results some time tomorrow...

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UPDATE 3: 4/3 Vet visit

WDoctor told us that Yuki's lumbar spine near her pelvic bone is inflamed, but they're waiting for the blood work results to come back.

I'm a bit surprised that an inflammatory can cause such pain to where she can't poop and she has to literally sit on the floor to go - which is what she did when she first left the vet.

He also said they found a lesion on her spleen, but he can't tie it together with the pain right now.

We were sent homes with Provicox, Gabapentin and Tramadol Hydrochloride pills. I hand fed yuki her pills along with her "breakfast" at 230.

She's been whining a lot and looking dazed with her jaw open.

She has to be confined for two weeks. This is going to be a difficult task for me because 1) we don't crate her at all - ever and 2) the training and/or care in the house isn't so... consistant and 3) my job isn't so consistant in the schedule as well.

This all may not seem like a big deal to some, but it is when you see your dog in pain and you want to do more than pain killers to help. But, I'm also glad its nothing extreme... For now.

We also like to express Much gratitude and thank those who were concerned on the well being of Yuki...

I am laying beside her on the floor while she whines and stares at me trying to sleep.

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UPDATE 11:25AM 4/3: at the vet

Doctor said it's a possible spinal injury. She mainly reacted more when they tested her lower back...

Currently doing blood work and xrays.

Just called work.

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4/3: At the vet

Every morning, Yuki wakes up energetic. She'll either bark at the dogs outside, howl at me to get my ass out of the bed or jump on the bed when I tell her to and lay beside me.

Today was really out of the norm. She woke up and just sat there. I told her to jump on the bed, she didn't. I could tell she wanted to because she went on the side of the bed where she usually would jump up from.

She finally jumped up after much hesitation, tried to get comfortable and laid beside me with her ears down and eyes wide open... She wasn't comfortable. She wasn't relaxed.

When I told her let's go for a walk, she jumped off the bed and screamed.

I freaked.

I made sure it wasn't just a little accident.

She was hurt. She wouldn't walk much.

I brought her to the bathroom and kept her in there while I took a quick shower... Just in case anything happens.

I opened the bathroom door and she just stared at me. Only took 3 steps out and stayed there.

I put her harness on her and carried her downstairs. Ron arrived. I carried her outside and placed her on the grass to see if she needed to pee. She just followed me and sat beside me. Not normal. So we left to the vet hospital. We stopped on the side of the road  near a grassy area to see if she needed to pee. I tried to adjust her to carry her out of the car and she screamed.

Back on the road to the vet.

We got here and she sat in the car with her hudad on his lap while I went inside. Ron told me he opened the door to let more air in. Yuki looked down to the floor and screamed. She started to shake and looked over to the passenger side and tried to nip Ron...

I carried her in and placed her on the floor while the vet assisted her to the back...

Here we are waiting because today is over-booked and we were those annoying walk-in patients...

Poor Yuki...

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