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Been reffered (again!)

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by nic101, May 4, 2010.


  1. nic101

    nic101 PetForums VIP

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    it continues!....

    sooo took miss milliard back to the vets today as she was lamer on her back leg - since using a harness - :/ im just not happy that a 3 year old dog is inconclusivly lame so we have been refereed to the university of liverpool (leahurst).... if they cant find anything then no-one will :lol:

    my own vet was happy for me to go to another specialists (although i do feel bad on the first specialist that i went to and im NOT knocking them) i am just doing what i feel is best for my dog....

    Sooo waiting on a phonecall within the (hopefully)! next few days from them and then off we go to leahurst!!! right in the middle of my exams :lol: typical!!

    :scared:

    has anyone been leahurst? any experiences?
     
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    Oh god hun, i hope you get it all sorted. Give her a huge hug from me.
     
  3. nic101

    nic101 PetForums VIP

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    thanks :)

    shes not showing mega signs of pain (thank god) but a dog does not limp for nothing imo!

    like i said to the vet - i wont rest until i know whats wrong with this dog! :lol: "ok then we will refer you" :lol:
     
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    Well im glad they are taking you seriously. my vets are a bit like, see how it goes, and you just want an answer, not to see how it goes. :rolleyes:

    Im glad shes not in too much pain though
     
  5. nic101

    nic101 PetForums VIP

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    i think by now they realise they push me i snap. i snapped about out last dog when we had the argument that "just because you can keep a deaf and blind dog alive dosent mean you should".... (not our dog just was a debate).... i have an opinon and not afraid to say it about things - especially where my dogs are concerned :lol:

    i feeel mega bad though about the vet i was referred to originally - what the heck do i tell him?? he has done agreat job but im just not happy....? :eek:
     
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    Just say that you want a different approach, its nothing personal, but you are following your gut instinct. And want the best for your pooch. He should understand.

    I really do hope you get to the bottom of it :)
     
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    nic101 PetForums VIP

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    ohh i like that thank you :) it really is nothing again him or his practise its just that i really dont/cant accept a lame 3 year old - i felt happier that my vet just fully agreed and didnt have a problem with refering me again! i guess that if it looked bad on them or me she would probably have adviser me not to!

    i also asked the diff between an MRI and CT scans as i thought originally she was in for an MRI but they did CT and i honestly have no idea why as i know for a fact an MRI will show up everything. (our old dog had this and shows up far more we actually wanted to know)!

    thanks for your replies :)
     
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    Hope they find out the problem, I would'nt worry to much about the vet they all want whats best for any animal :)
     
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    i know. our vets are really nice - i was thinking of changing but i think i will stick about now...

    :)
     
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    Really sorry to hear this, hope they manage to get to the bottom of it for your lovely dog.
     
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    thanks :)

    just asked the mothership to record her walking/trotting and runnig - makes intresting watching!!!

    shes lame walking/trotting... and then drops worse after runnig!!!

    will post up in a bit - just sticking some music over it as i completley HATE HATE HATE! my voice/accent :lol:
     
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    YouTube - Millie lameness 2/5/2010


    1.26 i think its around you can really seee it.

    compared to some dogs shes ''not bad'' but i dontacept ''not bad'' for a 3 year old - she has got a tad worse since thurs....
     
  13. Dally Banjo

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm she does look a bit stiff with a wobble thrown in :confused1: & the odd bunny hop cant mem did they scan her hips :confused:
     
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    to me it looks as though thr stiffness is coming from her back and i dunno if its just the way she walks normally but she seems to drag her hind feet which could be due to a disc out of place or just generally a sore lower back. I dont know if dogs get it but could it be something nerve wise such as sciatic nerve or something and shes in pain?
     
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    i agree - im thinking her back now.

    well waiting on a phoncall now for our referal and going to take the videos with me :) hopefully will help further. :)
     
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    Hope they phone soon will they do a MRI there? Good idea to take the video :thumbup:
     
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    they phoned - shes going in next thurs.... however they want to possibly keep her in overnight for friday in case they can do the tests on thurs - but im not happy about that tbh - id rather go back fri morning and hand her over then

    ive never spent a night apart from her and shes stressy anyhow - unresonable to ask - scrap that - INSIST - i take her back home thurs night???
     
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    Has she ever seen a neurologist?
     
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    no? just orthopedic surgeons specialist/normal vets....

    shes going in thurs for her consultation - and as its ateaching hospital im sure the students will be there too - ive been with my horse and wanst happy last time as the students did a lot and completely fed me some reel of bullsh*t and told my my extremly lame horse would be fine - he wasnt he had to be pts :( so hopes build up for nothing.

    so im wary about students touching her and being in so im probably thei worst nightmare about to appear on thursday :lol:
     
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