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uncoordinated movement

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by s4simo, Apr 22, 2011.


  1. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    As some of you may know Bracken has terminal thyroid cancer despite radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This afternoon she got 'stuck' half way up the stairs with all four limbs spread out. She was unable to move on her own so I managed to carry her down into the hallway. She then spent the next 5 minutes falling around like she was drunk before I managed to persuade her to lay down. She seems a little better now. Has anyone has this happen to them. I have a really awful feeling that this may be another sign that things are reaching a critical point. The kids also saw what happened and are inconsolable :crying:
     
  2. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Sorry I can't offer any advice or help.
    I didn't want to read and run.
    It must of been very distressing for you all to see her like that :(
     
  3. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to write something.
     
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    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    I dont have a clue but couldnt run after reading this.

    Hope Bracken is a little better now, it must be so terrifying. Is your vets open today? Even just to drop a call and ask about possible side effects?

    Good Luck
     
  5. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    Yes, they are open or available 24 hrs a day. But I am terrified that they may say it's time to PTS and I dont know what to do. The OH is at work so I'm on my own with the kids:(
     
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    You poor thing. Does she seem better now? more content / settled?

    If your worried it's definately worth a ring but if it's at the point where that is the only real option then only you know your girl well enough to know what is best.

    I hope your OH isnt at work for to much longer, this is definately something you need to talk about together.

    Sorry Im not much more help :(
     
  7. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    DOes she seem comfortable now?
    If she's resting and seems OK in herself then I'd let her rest for now.
    Is your OH home this evening? If Bracken is comfortable then I'd be inclined to wait and speak to your OH.
     
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    Could be a combination of the heat and her condition.

    Is she drinking enough? Do you know how to check is she is hydrated or not?
     
  9. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    She seems a little better now. No more falling over. It really strange, when she stands are front legs and paws are in the right place but she seems unaware of where her back legs are - they are either at 90 degrees to her front paws or are too wide and she is half crouching. My OH works in a hospital and is oncall so could be gone ages.
    God I'm terrified!
     
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    She is drinking plenty and her gums aren't sticky and dry. We don't have her laid in the sun due to her illness .
     
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    Sending healing thoughts for you, your girl and family.

    Obviously can't really advise, but if she is settled and has returned to normal, I would keep a close eye on her and be prepared to contact vet if any change.

    Is she on any medication?

    *Hugs*
     
  12. Milliepoochie

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    If you know she is not in physical pain then can you encourage her to curl up / lie down and rest?

    Make sure she has water next to her as it is very warm at the moment, keep a close eye on her, keep her company and try to get her to chill.

    It doesnt sound like you really have many options but I know personally I wouldnt want to be making these types of decisions alone.

    Try not to be to scared (So easy to say I know :()
     
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    So sorry to read this. I don't have any advice but my thoughts are with you *hugs*
     
  14. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    A horrible position to be in, especially on your own.
    Not a desicion I'd want to be making without talking it through with my OH.
    If she isn't in pain, isn't dehydrated and has settled I'd be inclined to leave her - If there are any changes at all I would ring the vets for advice.
     
  15. s4simo

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    We are going to see how she goes tonight and if things get worse ring the vet for advise. The only medication is zylkene that the oncologist put her on for anxiety .
     
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    You poor thing

    I wonder if she had a small stroke which is why she is all unco-ordinated?

    Keep her quiet and let her sleep

    Most importantly love her and give her a big cuddle

    just realised that this was yesterday - how was the night?
     
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