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3 October 2018 - 8:54 am
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Okay, one quick rant.  This is the first time they did blood work ???????     OMD!!!!   I  know I asked a few posts ago and  I think we all assumed blood work was done.   Here in Virginia when bloodwork is done, tests for tick diseases  are almost routine.

ANYWAY,  the good news is that a good round of doxycycline (or whatever antibiotic prescribed) should take care of it!!!!  So glad that tick was found!!!  

Cheering for you Stella!!!!!😚😙😚😙😚😙😚

Extra hugs and a scoop of ice cream🍨🍨 for you and your Mom!

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Holy cow I hope that’s the problem! WOW! Never even considered that as a possibility.

Let us know how things play out. And thanks for the reminder to stay vigilant about ticks, too.

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Thank you to everyone on this post! My girlfriend and I are taking shifts closely monitoring her, hopefully it is totally resolved soon!

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3 October 2018 - 1:27 pm
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Wonderful news.  Here’s wishing for a complete and rapid recovery.

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Thank goodness it is only an infection from a parasite. At least nothing serious…

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The problems never end. We have not seen any mobility improvement, so we took her to a different vet who told us he thinks she was misdiagnosed. He believes that she has a slipped disk. Her quadriceps work, but her biceps won’t fire. 

Does anyone have experience with their tripawd having a slipped disk? Or know of someone that has? 

She is still in good spirits, she still acts like shes the same happy puppy. She just only has one working leg right now…we are looking into acupuncture, but are unsure how much that would cost and if it would even help at all. 

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Cassie wasn’t a tripawd, but she did have bulging discs in her back along with some arthritis.  She was a 60+ lb shepherd mix.  We tried steroids & pain medications first, along with laser treatment.  Then we went to a rehab vet who did acupuncture.  Ice packs to her back seemed to help her.  I don’t remember off-hand how much her treatments were (maybe I’m mentally blocking it out).  Old age caught up to her, though … 

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We are currently looking into acupuncture..hopefully we can find someone good for that!

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The problems never end. We have not seen any mobility improvement, so we took her to a different vet who told us he thinks she was misdiagnosed. He believes that she has a slipped disk. Her quadriceps work, but her biceps won’t fire. 

Does anyone have experience with their tripawd having a slipped disk? Or know of someone that has? 

She is still in good spirits, she still acts like shes the same happy puppy. She just only has one working leg right now…we are looking into acupuncture, but are unsure how much that would cost and if it would even help at all.   

Dang I’m so sorry to hear this. What is the vet’s plan for next steps with treatment? Have they recommended rehab therapy yet? I would make that my next move to see if it’s something they can treat. Hopefully some PT can help.

Oh, is she on pain medication for it? What did they give her?

Yes quite a few Tripawds have dealt with a slipped disc. Here are some search results that you may want to sift through. Sorry I cannot, I’m on a mobile right now and unable to:

https://tripawds.com/forums/?search=1&new=1&forum=all&value=Slipped+disc&type=2&include=1

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The vet told us to just wait and see basically. She is on a few different meds, but doesn’t seem to have a lot of pain without them anyway. I corresponded with another vet who said that it could be a metastatic nodule in her spinal canal. Which would be the worst case scenario. The cancer isn’t showing in her lungs or any other bones, but this is something that wouldn’t show up on x-rays, only MRI and CT. Unfortunately, neither of those is something we can afford right now. So right now it seems that all we can do it watch, wait, and enjoy our time with her, however long that may be.   

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For whatever it’s  worth, the fact that she doesn’t  show any real pain. Is actually a good sign.  Could be wrong, but generally  if  there are spine mets from the osteo, it’s  very painful (not jist mild discomfort) and dogs are not being “their same  happy selves”.

We’re  all cheering for her!

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I’m heartbroken to hear this but ….. so yes, metastasis to the spine is very rare in the big scheme of things. Could it be possible that the antibiotic prescribed for the Ehrlichiosis is not being responsive? Is there another treatment plan for the condition? Because out of everything you’ve described, this is the one thing that everyone knows for certain that is actually happening inside her body. Has anyone discussed a backup plan for Ehrlichiosis treatment?

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