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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by 8tansox, Jan 4, 2012.


  1. 8tansox

    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    to hear from Langfords, the Veterinary Hospital.

    Took Fletcher in today because of this limp he's had off and on for the past 6 weeks or so.

    When we arrived there were one or two doggies and their owners in reception and Fletcher being the nosiest dog EVER in the world, really wanted to go and say hello to as many as possible, regardless of their injuries, dressings or attitude. He fell in love with a young female Labrador whose back leg was trussed up like a turkey dinner, poor thing.

    Anyway, we were called through and this lovely vet, who didn't look much older than a school leaver, :skep: thoroughly examined him from tip to toe, I have to say I was VERY impressed with her :D She was knowledgeable, spoke in very plain English, no jargon, and said they would try and get a CT scan done this afternoon, or if not it would be tomorrow, either way, Fletcher was not coming home today.:(

    We are expecting her to call after 6 tonight and tell us whether or not he's had the scan, and also their assessment of him without medication. (I could not take him all that way without pain relief), so, it's the waiting game now, and the house is very strange without him, although he's very gentle and quiet, he is always next to me, or beside me, or at my feet, and he's not there - a very odd situation and not one I'm happy to be in and will be delighted when it is rectified I can assure you.
     
  2. Nonnie

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    Oh i hate waiting, time just seems to drag.

    Hope you hear something soon, and good luck with the results.
     
  3. Sled dog hotel

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    Sympathies most awful thing waiting and worrying about them and missing them too.

    Hope the scans prove that its nothing too serious and easily fied if there is a problem.
     
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    Fingers crossed for Fletcher; waiting is always so hard.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Fingers crossed here, hope it's something simple to sort
     
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    Hope you hear something soon. The waiting is a killer, I remember waiting for the call after Domino had his op it was the longest afternoon evening ever.

    Val xx
     
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    Just heard. They're going to keep him in overnight, stop all pain relief and examine him again tomorrow as this morning when I took him, he was limping but as the day wore on, the limp stopped (probably because he's kept in a cage in the surgery and not running around or chasing Flint and Floyd), but that's not a typical day here keeping him quiet, he's constantly on the go, and loves nothing more than to chase his ball or run around the agility course.

    So we'll see what they say tomorrow, but it's awful not having him sitting on my feet keeping them warm, I shall have to put slippers on now!:rolleyes:
     
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    Best wishes to Fletcher. I hope they can get to the root of limp and he's home warming your feet again soon.
     
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    Aww poor Fletcher, hope it's nothing serious. You must be missing him like mad, it's horrible when they're not at home isn't it :(

    Fingers crossed for good news tomorrow x
     
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    Hope they find out whats wrong, problem when you have multi dogs and ones got an injury. Kobi has similar, over the period of 18mths plus, he has had x-rays, then an ortho specialist who did scans and put the camera in, still nothing showed up. Rest and anti inflamms got him better in the end, had a couple of set backs along the way. Allright for ages then it went again. Back to the specialist more scans, nothing to see again. Rest fixes it its assumed some sort of soft tissue problem. Trouble is he does what yours likely does, starts to get it right, you turn your back and the play or he does something stupid and he limps again.

    Really hop you find out waht it is and can get it sorted its so fraustrating otherwise.

    Hoping he will be back with you soon so strange and horrible without them.
     
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    Fingers crossed for positive news and I hope it isnt long before you can get the slippers off and have fletcher warming your feet again ASAP !!!
     
  12. Malmum

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    Hope they find something that's easily curable and then you'll have a diagnosis and treatment plan. Nothing worse than them finding nothing and the problem persists.

    Good luck for tomorrow and hope poor Fletcher has a comfy night, sounds like he's a gregarious chap who won't mind the new folk in his life! ;)
     
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    Fingers and paws crossed here for you and Fletcher and I hope the news, and good news at that, is not too long in coming tomorrow. Waiting around, whilst missing them terribly, is awful.

    Take care x
     
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    They've just rang again, he's had a good night, kept one of the nurses comfortable all night because he wouldn't settle in his crate, so she slept beside him, God bless that woman!

    Anyway, they're going to take him to the equestrian centre this morning with a ball and some toys and let him have a good run-a-round with a few people to "entertain" him and keep him busy. Gosh, he won't want to come home at this rate!:eek::eek::eek:

    I'm torn, I want him home - desperately, but I also want him fixed. Half of me says I hope they don't find anything and he can come home, but the other half of me wants them to find something and fix it. Make sense?

    I have the awful empty gut feeling without him, it was awful getting up this morning and not having him clunking around me with a chop full of rubber toy, the other two are far more civilized and greet me with decorum!
     
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    It's comforting to know I'm not imagining the limp and others have experienced the same or similar. I was beginning to doubt my eyes at one point I can tell you! :rolleyes:
     
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    I know it is fraustrating, Obviously my boys is nothing serious, because surely
    God knows how may x-rays, 2 scans at different times and the camera actually put in there to look see should surely have shown something!! Can only assume its some kind of soft tissue injury, that can re-occur with an odd twist turn or over extension mostly if playing. Like you though probably, I can separate them to stop them playing mostly, then with multi dogs, the one day you can walk them leave them all asleep and think your safe to pop to the loo, come down and they are throwing each other round the house:eek: and there you go again limping.

    His can take 6 weeks of rest, before its fixed again. I have though last couple of months, been using Yumove. Stupid dog has put himself back a couple of times, but I have found that one time when it was slight, I carried on giving him a short walk instead of the total rest and it fixed in a couple of weeks. Second time just before christmas. It was a much worse limp and I rested for only two weeks and he has stopped limping, so I would say generally and recovery time it seems to help. Hopefully it will get better and better Im going to keep him on them.
    If you want a look Dog Joint Care with Glucosamine, Yumove - Lintbells - Lintbells

    When he did it around a year ago I did put him on Mobile Bones that seemed to aid recovery too.Maybe I should have left him on it thinking back. I was actually going to put him on it again but Pets at home didnt have it, so seeing the Yumove Ive tried that.
    If you want a look at the Mobile Bones heres a link
    Joint supplement for dogs | glucosamine for dog | Pooch and Mutt
     
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    Know exactly where you are coming from, You dont want to hear anything bad but at the same time you want them fixed. This is exactly what happens here every time, First time at the ortho specialist and again this year. Hope unlike me you will be wiser at the end and know exactly what it is and move on, I just go round in circles with mine:frown2:
     
  18. 8tansox

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    Well I have to go and collect him at 4.30 today. They can't find a limp.

    I'm delighted he's coming home, but frustrated they can't find the limp, but if it's not there, it's not there and there's nothing anyone can do about it. :rolleyes: But very glad he's coming home; I am veryyyyyy happy!:D
     
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    Great news he's coming home.
    If they cant find anything, does it mean its 'good' news?
     
  20. Blondie

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    Aww, am feeling the same as Malmum - is no news, as it were, god news hun?

    Bet you cant wait for later on! :)
     
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