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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Dally Banjo, Jun 5, 2010.


  1. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    We did'nt get back till late last night they kept him in thursday & did the MRI yesterday. The MRI showed no disc problems & no problems with the nerves to his blabber there is some bone growth in his lower back but nothing that would cause his leaking. There orthapedic specialist checked him over to because of the stiffness in his left rear leg but nothing major was found by him either :confused:

    They do have a major concern about his right rear leg but are very confused with him, aparantely we have an Odd Spot :rolleyes: the main nerve in his right leg is very enlarged but although he is in obviouse pain with both his back legs they are confused as to why he is not walking bady on his right leg he also has lost more weight they said he is 31kg I weighed him 2 weeks ago at the vets & he was 34kg so a bit worrying as he is on lead only walks so should be putting weight on realy.

    The nero specialist is getting somebody else to look at his xrays & scan & is ringing on monday night but she is thinking on the lines of he needs stronger pain killers & there is something else he can have for his leaking.

    We have to keep a very close eye on his right leg & go back immediaetly if he starts draging, limping, stiff, chewing or licking it more & they will do another scan to compare the nerve with the scan he's just had as it could be in her words "something very nasty" :(

    I stupidly googled enlarged nerve in dogs rear leg as you do :rolleyes: & very scarey, the specialist was on about a tumor but there is no signs of one at the mo so either it is just starting or he has what I googled we just dont no at the moment :crying:

    The good news is he slept all the way home which seem to take ages as the traffic was terrible & soooooooo hot, he had some food & then went back to sleep, he's very stiff today :( but I suppose that will be from all the manipulation he's had done but he ate his breakfast ok so should be fine in a couple of days :)
     
  2. rona

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    Oh dear, so no nearer knowing whats wrong then? :(
    It must be so worrying for you
     
  3. dalpup

    dalpup PetForums Member

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    aww honey :( so sorry they couldnt give you more info and help, this must all be so stressful for you xxxxxx
     
  4. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Thanks guys :) x at least we may get some stuff to stop him leaking & whatever else is going on we now know about so just hope they have some better answers on monday & we can do something for him.

    He's very miserable today havent taken him out yet as very stiff so will give him a splash & dash later when a bit cooler :) hes drinking loads to so assuming thats because of the anesphectic :confused: although he was'nt like this after his xrays but I suppose under longer for the scan :(
     
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    Oh poor boy. Must be so frustrating to not know the cause of the problems.:(
     
  6. Bearpaw

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    Ah bless him, still a bit frustrating for you.hopefully one day you will get some answers.
     
  7. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    The specialist rang tonight & not all doom & gloom, he has some muscle changes in his back & legs but nothing to worry about.

    The main problem is the nerve in his right leg we just have to keep a very close eye on him & if/when he starts showing any pain muscle wasteage or draging his foot straight back so they can do another scan & if that shows the nerve is more swolen than now then they can remove the nerve 1st & hope that cures the nasty, he can manage very well without the nerve wont be as strong on that leg but it should stop any spread.

    We were worried they would have to amputate his leg & did'nt think they would be willing to do that as that would leave him on his bad hip but aparently they only amputate when a dog is already showing pain signs & it is usually to late by that stage so Banjo is one lucky spot as caught early. The nerve may just be swolen if being irritated by some bone growth he has but nothing was showing up that also can be operated on but only lasts a year or so before it starts again, but she is convinced it is a nasty but atleast we know about it & there is some treatment was realy worried we were going to loose him for a while so will sleep better tonight :)
     
  8. dalpup

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    glad you are getting some positive news then thats good, will continue to keep my fingers crossed for him!! :)
     
  9. Bearpaw

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    Its good you are getting some answers,makes things much easier to understand for you.x
     
  10. rona

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    Not if I have anything to do with it, just given another load of questions that need answering :confused:
     
  11. Dally Banjo

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    Thanks Rona I should have just got them to ring you :D
     
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