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by CarolC
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Dolly
Replies: 250
Views: 111139

Re: Dolly

The things we do for pets. :) I was remembering Christine's bedtime routine with Bailey. Dolly had to be crated for her neck several months back. The vet said put her in a room away from everyone so she wouldn't strain her neck watching activity. I put her in the middle bedroom. After her crate rest...
by CarolC
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Newbie but need support
Replies: 70
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie but need support

Boy, I don't know. You would think if it gets cold enough he'd get into it, wouldn't you. :? Maybe put a really nice blanket on the new bed? Maybe put a T-shirt (worn from the laundry hamper?) on the bed like a pillowcase? Maybe put the new bed by that sunny patio door window where he likes to be an...
by CarolC
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis
Replies: 59
Views: 4791

Re: Pip diagnosis

He did a new thing. He was doing Wall Treats walking along the wall right-to-left, leaning against it for balance, and stopped and lifted his right hind foot, scratched an itchy spot on his rib, put it down, and kept walking. So he was standing on his 2 front feet and left hind foot with the wall fo...
by CarolC
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: The dreaded coyote attack
Replies: 63
Views: 3022

Re: The dreaded coyote attack

This is the best news!!! :yay: I could just watch her clean up her plate over and over and over! I remember the struggle to get food into her and not knowing if she would ever be able to eat normally again. She was starting to eat a little better right before you found the rescue, but I thought ther...
by CarolC
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: 3-Year Old Malshi Diagnosed with Stage V IVDD
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: 3-Year Old Malshi Diagnosed with Stage V IVDD

Ohmygosh! The look on his face says it all. He looks SO happy and ready to go. And he looks like he's got this cart thing all figured out! :trophy: Thank you for the suggestions Carol. We'll definitely take a look at your food recommendation. My wife and I decided to pause the acupuncture sessions ...
by CarolC
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Newbie but need support
Replies: 70
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie but need support

Great tip!! :thankyou:
by CarolC
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis
Replies: 59
Views: 4791

Re: Pip diagnosis

Yes, he has. Today is the 9-month date, April 8 to Jan 8. I was looking for more exericises to do and realized we hadn't done the blue peanut ball for a long time, so I got it out. He can no longer do it because...as soon as you drape him over it with his hind feet on the floor and go to roll it for...
by CarolC
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Congenital buckled spine
Replies: 113
Views: 16411

Re: Congenital buckled spine

I feel your pain. The thrift shop or Goodwill Clearance is where I like to get baby blankets/quilts I use for both dogs and cats. They are obscenely expensive on eBay, but that's where I've had to shop since the pandemic. No idea why they want so much for their baby blankets on eBay. I have a Waterh...
by CarolC
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Congenital buckled spine
Replies: 113
Views: 16411

Re: Congenital buckled spine

He's beautiful!!! :wub: From the world's cutest puppy to a gorgeous filled out adult with that thick ruff and major confidence (thanks, Mom!). :D I guess he could still grow a little more (maybe?) but he was 40 lbs in August. Is he holding at under 50lbs after 14 months? Compared to a possible 100 l...
by CarolC
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis
Replies: 59
Views: 4791

Re: Pip diagnosis

:thankyou: He was quadriplegic when the rescue pulled him from the shelter April 8. In 2 days it will be 9 months. At this point he pretty much has everything except balance. He can walk if he has the wall to lean against for balance. He can jump into his bed (did it tonight). He can sit sternal and...
by CarolC
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Newbie but need support
Replies: 70
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie but need support

Awww! What a happy picture. Yes, looks like you need a bigger sofa to fit Colonel. :D The picture reminds me of a really good children's book, The Five-Dog Night . There is no such thing as TMI with pet issues. :lol: Very glad you have the Kleenex clean-up now, so much easier. I did learn (the hard ...
by CarolC
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: Any Guidance Appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Any Guidance Appreciated

As far as seeing the MRI for myself, I did but I can’t for sure say I know what I was looking at. There was an area just in front of his rear flank that was obviously larger than the rest of his spinal cord though I couldn’t see any blockage. It didn’t look as though any of his discs were pushing o...
by CarolC
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis
Replies: 59
Views: 4791

Re: Pip diagnosis

Yup! Did it again this morning! :trophy:
by CarolC
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: Any Guidance Appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Any Guidance Appreciated

I did not realize you had a large dog. Caroline's boxer, Buster, was 98 pounds and prednisone didn't agree wth him either. In his case it caused diarrhea. I am a little confused on the immuno-suppressive comment. They use a higher dose when they want it to be immuno-suppressive, and a lower dose whe...
by CarolC
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: Any Guidance Appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Any Guidance Appreciated

Hi SammiB,

I need time to think before I reply on this, as you gave a lot more information. I started to ask yesterday and then didn't...what breed or breeds is he? Is he by chance a pug or frenchie or Boston terrier?