Gary M Posted September 25, 2007 Report Share Posted September 25, 2007 It’s odd what you take for granted. Sunday night I was scolding Baby Girl at 8:00 to be quiet and that we were not going out to play Frisbee for what would be the 10th or 12th time of the day. Less than 48 hours later, all I hope for is to be able to play Frisbee again with her at all. It is a little past noon on Tuesday and we are in the waiting room of Michigan State University Veterinary Hospital while they are examining her. Yesterday, Monday, when I got home from work I let her and the rest of the gang out as usual. Baby grabbed the Frisbee, shook it and kind of tossed it at me as usual. But when I threw it for her, she did not chase it as usual. Her back legs kind of bunny hopped as she went to get it and it was clear something was not right. She followed me into the house with this strange gait and we sat down in the kitchen. I checked up and down her legs, hips and back for any signs of pain or tenderness but didn’t find any area that she objected to me touching. She went outside a few times during the rest of the night and even bugged me to go out and play. We did notice during the rest of the night that instead of her usual pacing from here to there that as soon as she stopped moving she would sit or lay down. This morning she had definitely deteriorated from the night before. She does not want to stand on her rear legs and frog hops from place to place. She is still as attentive and alert as ever. We decided to bypass going to our regular vet to have her looked at and instead headed straight for MSU. Their initial examination also found no sign of injury or pain. They are doing complete blood work and X-ray’s and then will have their orthopedic people take a look. Depending on the results we will either have a CT scan done here or go to Novi and have an MRI taken. The clinic they mentioned in Novi are orthopedic and neurological specialists and can perform surgery on site if necessary or possible. From what the doctor at MSU said, I guess I will bypass the CT since she said that the CT would not preclude an MRI, but an MRI would make a CT unnecessary. I hate the waiting part the most. Years ago we had a mutt terrier, Sadie, that we had to PTS after a back injury that was inoperable. And it was also an OK one day and not OK the next. No indications or warnings, just healthy to paralyzed to gone in less than 4 days. We are trying to keep a positive outlook while we wait, but those of you that have been here no how hard that is to do. She is our Baby Girl, our sweet little border brat. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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