Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41

Thread: Video of Abbey's symptoms

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Video of Abbey's symptoms

    I took this video the week before she went in for her mri. This is what I showed to my new vet. You can view it at our blog:

    http://abbeygeorgelinda.blogspot.com/

    Its 6 mins long and too long and I apologize--took too much video of her licking her paws but it does show all the different things she did.
    Linda, Georgia, USA
    Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
    Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Posts
    164
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Poor baby! Yep, that's very similar to how Sammy was before starting gabapentin. Only difference is he'd lick his front paws rather than back paws and he always made contact with his chin or ear or even eyes when he scratched, so he did quite a bit of damage. The head rubbing thing especially was very similar. Very sad to see

    Thanks for posting the video, it really is useful. It would also be really useful to see how Abbey is behaving now.

    Best wishes for Abbey!
    Laura

    & Samwise (7 year old ruby male)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Essex UK
    Posts
    8,136
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That's very interesting. In the last section, I am wondering if the air scratching is a sensation in the foot as she licks it after and in general she licks her feet a lot so must be feeling something wrong in her foot? I always thought airs scratching was always a sensation on the body. What do you think?

    Thank you for posting this.
    ....
    Dylan, Poppy & Kipling's
    *''' ' "*Mummy`` "*'
    ,'*" "*'

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    She licked her feet ALOT. Places on the carpet when we had carpet was like somebody had almost peed on the carpet. A few times at night woke up and thought she had peed in our bed but knew she wouldn't. Was still told allergies. Pauline that video was not shot at one time. Various times to show all her symptoms. The only one we didn't shoot was her on lead. Not sure on body vs feet. Apparently with her must be both and more. I'm trying to get the video moved to youtube--opened up a account there as the video is stopping and starting but bear with me as it takes time.

    Excellent idea on the video of how she is doing. Thanks for mentioning that laram. Will do one tonight if hubby gets home before its dark. I'd be too scared to be videoing her outside etc. as I'm ready to grab her. That is such a great idea though--I think I will video her once a week. Why didn't I think of that--lol.

    She's doing better every day and so are we.
    Linda, Georgia, USA
    Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
    Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    and yes it breaks my heart to watch the video. When I watched it last night I felt sick to my stomach. Goes back to her being diagnosed as allergies for so many years and she was in pain.
    Linda, Georgia, USA
    Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
    Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    1,355
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Linda, thanks for posting the video, at times I felt I could be watching my dog. He is undergoing immunotherapy for an allergy to house dust mite. I am really really hoping that is all that is going on for him, but I have to say, I seriously have my doubts. When he was younger I noticed him yelping and jumping up for no apparent reason, which I put down to a 'bad dream', but now I think it could have been due to pain, but there have been no signs of pain at all with him for at least two years.
    Could I ask you, when you were told Abbey had allergies, were you told that it was something specific, like I was, or were you told it was a general thing? My vet is good, I have confidence in him, and I am happy to pursue the immunotherapy route for now, but if it doesn't work, then I will push for an MRI to rule out SM.

    Hope Abbey stays on that road to recovery, keep well yourself too, you are so dedicated, my hat goes off to you
    Last edited by Charlifarley; 15th March 2009 at 11:33 AM. Reason: spelling

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    552
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Linda, thank you so much for posting that video. Although there are some really good descriptions of the signs and syymptoms of SM available, it really helps to see these videos of the poor little mites in action, so to speak. It gives us all a better idea what to look out for in our own precious darlings.

    I hope Abbey recovers well, and you remember to take care of yourself as well as your precious little girl.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Charli--sounds like yours has had allergy testing. Correct me if I'm wrong. Abbey had not had any allergy testing. I think in my blog I wrote that I had tested umpteen shampoos--umpteen different foods--even made their own food. Did that after finding Cavalier Talk. I don't like it when you say about the jumping and yelping--that doesn't sound like an allergy to me BUT I am not a doctor. Also, the methylprednisolone was masking Abbey's symptoms--not sure what drugs yours is on. I had faith in my vet too--for me that was the problem--had gone to her for 10 years and I'm sure this has gotten to her alot too. I have spoken to her since all this and she never even said to me "I'm sorry". I know everybody has told me not to blame your vet but in my boat the least she could have said are those two words.

    This is like a fresh wound for me so again I am not a doctor and don't want to veer you into thinking your dog has sm so I'm trying to be careful in what I write.
    Linda, Georgia, USA
    Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
    Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Maldon essex
    Posts
    826
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    How is she now linda, what are the main benefits of the surgery. di
    What's the difference between a new husband and a new dog? After a year, the dog is still excited to see you.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    She sleeps alot and I'm sure its the gabapentin. Before the surgery she was either sleeping or was in pain with the symptoms. She spends most of her time during the day in that playpen in the picture--I'm assuming you've been at "our" blog. She lets us know when she wants attention. She wags her tail and is happy when we talk to her. She's eating well. I think its really too early to make an assessment. We call the neurologist tomorrow to give a report. The last time we spoke he wanted us to call back on monday. On our last conversation he said he was very pleased at what we were reporting and we were reporting about the symptoms etc. I'll post tomorrow on what he says.

    The reason we did the surgery are:

    her age
    symptoms for a long time and how miserable she was
    the word "progression"--scared the hayull out of us on that one--waiting till she fell over --then what---put to sleep?
    she had a seizure 2 weeks after getting her--sure she's been in pain all her life
    Linda, Georgia, USA
    Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
    Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •