Need prayers for Brody

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  1. goldiefur

    goldiefur New Member

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    Yesterday evening his was playing rough with the other dogs. Well last night I noticed him limping and he could not get on the bed. When I felt his legs and hips I felt a lump on his left leg and a lump on his left side near his stomach. He has cried out in pain four times overnight when he moves a certain way. I am bringing him to the vet at 2:00 I need prayers that it is nothing serious.:(
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Poor Brody he has been through so much!!!!! Prayers and all kinds of vibes for both of you.
     
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    How is Brody doing?
     
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    Anxious to hear good news !
     
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    I hope he has just pulled something real bad. Prayers coming from here.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    CHecking in...
     
  8. goldiefur

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    The vet gave him a metacam injection and he has to start deramaxx today for seven days. It could be arthritis or something with his spine. The vet wants to see if he improves on this and if not he will have to go for further testing. He has not cried out anymore but he is still not himself. He has alot of trouble going down the stairs it is almost like he thinks he is going to fall head first down. I don't know if his back legs are locking up or what. I am not letting him follow me around like he normally does and I am just letting him go down the stairs four or five times a day to pee. He usually runs down the stairs so as soon as he does that I will know he is feeling better.:D

    I am praying it is nothing more serious and up until Wednesday night he was fine he plays like he is a puppy he was rolling around and running like a nut he got so crazy playing with Gunner I actually stopped him and brought him in because I thought he would hurt himself. He came in that evening and ate normal and was acting okay then a few hours later it all started. To me he just seems stiff and sore all over. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers and I will keep everyone posted.

    Oh and the vet said to give him two Deramaxx 100mg a day 12 hours apart but I have heard the dose is just 100 mg a day what do you think? Is one enough? I hate to give him to much of this.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    No way Mary could do stairs, more than three or four and she would fall down them all. Maybe you could make him a ramp with a no skid surface until the inflamation is down.
     
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    Have been thinking of you !!! Hope that all is well soon .
     
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    Do what your vet says about the dose. He may want to have it work fast to bring down any inflamation. Inflamation is like a vicious circle. Once it gets going, often times, the immune system will begin to attack the joints where the inflammation is, "thinking" the joints are a foreign material, worthy of attack. Then the joints or wherever the inflamation is, erode, get chewed up more and more and the inflamation increases. Then the immune system gets even more worked up, over reacts and brings out the "special forces." And it goes round and round. It is imperative to bring down any swelling asap. So, my advice is to follow your vet's dosage.

    I hope it's nothing serious and can be brought under control. Sending my very best vibes to dear Brody.
     
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    These are inside stairs for a two story so I think it is like 14 steps. The poor thing tries to rush down but I walk next to him and hold him so he won't fall. I would buy pee pads and let him use that in our upstairs bathroom but he just will not pee in the house. If he gets worse I will have to think of something for him to do. He sleeps upstairs in the bedroom with me so he will not stay downstairs. Does Mary have any trouble going up the stairs? Brody seems to be doing good with going up.

    I am going to give him both pills because I don't want this to get any worse. What is so crazy is he has a 6 inch memory foam pad (it was mine) and he chooses to sleep on the hard floor most of the time. I guess I will leave him alone maybe the foam pad is too soft.:confused:
     
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    I'd sleep downstairs until he can handle the stairs .
     
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    The memory foam may be too soft and difficult to get up from. It may also smell funny to him, or get too hot. Try checking Craigslist or Kijijii to see if you can score an old crib mattress or something like that.

    ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) for Brody!
     
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    Do you have a harness he can wear in the house? If so, you can lift on the harness as you walk beside him down the stairs and take some of the weight/strain off his joints.
     
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    Ollie switches during the night . Starts out by my pillow being hugged and massaged , moves to the end of my bed , next I hear him hit the bare floor and is in his bed during the night ... when I get up he's back in my warm spot until he hears me pour my coffee ...that's his cookie time !
     
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    Thanks for the good ideas! I will sleep downstairs if it comes to that right now we don't have any furniture in the den it is actually used as a dog play room (it is huge) and we use the upstairs game room as a den so I would have to put a mattress down there and get a either use his memory foam or get him a mattress. I don't know if he would fit comfortably with me on the twin mattress.

    He seems to be doing better his eyes are bright and he does not have that sad look and he is going down the stairs better this evening. I pray this lasts and he does not have pain again when he is off of the medicine. It is the worst thing in the world to see an animal or child in pain and you can't make it better. My nephew whom I have raised has JRA and it is absolute torture to see him in pain. He has been taking good care of Brody!
     
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    A mattress is all you need ....My Ollie , a lab and Maggie May have shared my twin bed . Just have a blanket on the floor if he gets too hot . Sweet boy !
     
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    Hope Brody is still improving some this morning. If you have to, just take the mattress off your bed and lay in on the floor downstairs to lay with him.
     
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    Good wishes for you and Brody! Hope all is well soon!
     

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