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#325600 - 11/12/14 03:52 PM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Update:
As of this morning Dante got his second dose of Gabapentin and it's obviously helping.

He has not cried at all today, he brought me the Nylabone this morning when I got up and just now while outside he brought me a stick (which I of course did not throw for him rofl ).
If he continues to improve I may have to restrict him to on leash outside which I haven't had to do previously as he was doing it himself.

He does still sleep a lot, he's curled up now on his bed after our short time outside but I can deal with this so much better than how he has been.

His gait is still off, there is obviously something off with the right hind side.

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#325610 - 11/12/14 09:31 PM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E]
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Dante just trotted around the yard with a limb in his mouth (been really windy here the last couple of days, nothing huge has come down but lots of branches off my Dawn Redwood laying around my backyard).

Don't get me wrong, I know there is something seriously wrong with him still but it is SO GOOD to see the light back in his eyes!!!
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#325613 - 11/12/14 09:55 PM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E]
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I am glad that he is feeling better! I would be very careful about allowing so much movement though. If this is serious enough, there are some conditions where this could make things worse, and the pain meds are just masking things. If this is just a misalignment, then the movement, With the pain removed, isn't nearly as dangerous. That he is able to move with the pain masked is definitely a good sign though!
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#325614 - 11/12/14 10:15 PM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I broke the news to him just now that from now on he goes outside on leash, he wasn't happy smile
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#325630 - 11/14/14 12:08 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E]
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Hang in there Dante! Good luck at your appt tomorrow!
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#325635 - 11/14/14 05:00 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thinking of you and Dante ... glad to hear the Gabapentin is helping him!!! Hope all goes well with his appointment!!!


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#325636 - 11/14/14 06:30 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: arycrest]
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Sending good thoughts for Dante's appointment today. So glad his week has been better for him.

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#325655 - 11/14/14 10:39 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: PositiveDog]
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Thanks all, just getting ready to take him and drop him off. We don't have an appointment today, Dr Skinner is going to do his evaluation as time allows.

Dante lost his footing in the kitchen last night and held up the right hind for a bit but didn't scream or cry.

I got a great suggestion on FB to get Yoga mats to make a walkway across the kitchen to the back door so I'll be shopping for those this weekend.
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#325656 - 11/14/14 10:40 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Barb E]
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Barb, some folks make a little bootie out of vet wrap too. It lasts 4 or 5 days.

Hope to hear some good news this evening.
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#325657 - 11/14/14 10:47 AM Re: Cauda Equina-Help!! [Re: Kayos]
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Well I guess we're not leaving quite yet.
The back of the Explorer is frozen shut!

I can't even turn the handle to open the back hatch so I have it running and locked up with the heat turned on full blast. Hopefully this won't take too long!

Thanks for the tip Kathy!!!
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