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brid kenny
17th September 2008, 01:53 PM
Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I brought her to the vet this morning. He said that from what I was describing and an initial examination of her that she might be experiencing back pain. So of course the next sentence was the mention of the possibility of SM.
He gave her pain meds. If she's not feeling better in a week he will take bloods and after that , if necessary, we go further.

sins
17th September 2008, 02:13 PM
Oh Dear,
Has she responded to the pain meds yet Brid? Poor pet deserves to feel comfortable.Seems like the vet is being reasonable and keeping an open mind.How are you feeling?
Sins

Evelyn
17th September 2008, 02:17 PM
Obviously you are at the Vets now ,the best place ,but you mentioned Pippa was eating grass. Sometimes a sign of poorly tums, sometimes making dogs arch their backs and feel really bad. Hope Pippa responds and you find it is something simple.

Claire L
17th September 2008, 02:42 PM
She could of just pulled something BrĂ*d :xfngr: that's all it is and she will recover fully after some rest and anti - inflams.
Get well soon PIPPA :flwr: :hug:

pippa
17th September 2008, 02:45 PM
She may well have pulled something this has happened Gus on two occasions and he was fine after a week on anti-inflams..fingers crossed that's all it is, and hugs to pippa.

hbmama
17th September 2008, 03:16 PM
At least your vet is caring for Pippa and exploring all the possibilities. Please keep us posted and will send up arrow prayers that this is something easily remedied and Pippa is feeling better soon. :hug:

cecily
17th September 2008, 04:38 PM
I'm after posting on the other thread looking for an update. Always doing that!

It's awful when they can't tell you exactly what's wrong. But it's so easy to just pull somthing or twist a funny way. It's a pity pippa can't talk. Hope that she feels better soon
:flwr:

TKC
17th September 2008, 05:55 PM
If it is anything back related these are excellent

Gilabbey Vet Hospital
Togher
Co Cork
www.vetscork.ie
Shane Guerin

Zak had spine surgery here over the weekend here and the vet is meant to be the best in the country. Possibly get her MRI'd too if they think it's neurological or they may do some spine XRays or Myelogram where they put a dye into the spinal cord and XRay to check it out.

The next date for MRI is 3rd October (Beau has to get one) at UCD. Let your vet know this, if you miss it you will be waiting at least 6 weeks or until they have 3 animals for the MRI machine to come.

Hope that helps. I will say a prayer for the little darling.

brotymo
17th September 2008, 06:28 PM
I hope Pippa is sorted soon! I agree with Evelyn that her symptoms, the grass the arching the back and looking uncomfortable sound like tummy trouble, too. I've seen that before myself. That would actually be the better of the scenarios, I'd think.