by Alamance on 21 April 2018 - 21:04
by Jenni78 on 21 April 2018 - 22:04
by wolflady on 21 April 2018 - 23:04
by ZweiGSD on 22 April 2018 - 02:04
Very sorry about your dog. I just lost my DM GSD a couple weeks ago. From her first signs we battled DM for almost three years. I highly recommend this Facebook group:
Lots of information and very supportive members.
If you have questions I would be happy to answer any that I can.
Is your vet's December prediction on how long she would be walking or on how long she would survive? Dogs can go much longer after being down in back with the help of carts and harnesses. It depends on how far you are willing/able to go with your dog.
by GSCat on 22 April 2018 - 09:04
Enjoy the time you have with her... it is always too short.
by Alamance on 11 May 2018 - 21:05
He did an MRI and then three tests and found something about one spot. He has put her on a strong antibiotic first for two weeks and now for 45 days. That item has cost the second arm.
She sat down in some fox tails and I had her shaved down to the skin on her backside. I can see her walk better with her bare legs and lion tail.
She seems to be walking better each day. But we have about another 35 days to go. Have not seen her ortho vet since the pills were started.
Do not ask me for more details as I cannot give them and I am loving having my girl minute by minute as that is all I can do now.
I am so lucky to have the brain/spine vet surgeon. So even with that death sentence I have not given up even though the cost is so great.
She looks for the can of cat food with the huge pill hidden in it in the morning. At night it is in her dinner.
So try a spine specialist if your dog is diagnosed with DM. Mine might still have it along with a spine issue. Taking all with one day at a time. As this vet said, 4% get it even if thought to be only carrying the gene.
by kmh on 12 May 2018 - 02:05
by hexe on 12 May 2018 - 04:05
That she's steadily improving while on the antibiotic strongly suggests that the DM diagnosis was quite likely in error--antibiotics have zero effect on DM signalment or progression.
We should enjoy all of our dogs while we can, since we can't know what tomorrow will bring either us or them. I'm going to hope that your girl continues to improve and fully recovers, though, so you'll have more time to enjoy with her.
by Laker on 12 May 2018 - 16:05
. Sad !! It's very heartbreaking!!
by foreversolucky on 12 May 2018 - 17:05
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