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    We had to go to our Vet's as an emegency with my little girl this afternoon and it looks as though her disc has flared
    up when we had hoped it had settled down since her first episode in Oct 2010 .We had all gone for our afternoon walk
    and as normal Rosie and Pops were galloping after the tennis ball which we throw for them ,and all was fine for about
    10 minutes then I threw the ball for the two of them they both started running to get there first then about 10
    metres away Rosie cried out stopped turned and ran back to me crying with pain .She jumped straight onto my lap
    so I calmed her down the best I could then carefully carried her back to the car and set off for home just hoping the emergency
    Vet at our practice hadn't happened as by then it was 3.10 pm .I phoned and they were there and an appointment was made for 4.15
    so I got her file out which has details of her appointments with Martin Deuthschland at Chestergates and Ben Keeley at
    North West Surgeons and took them and all her other paperwork with us .The Vet on today was one of he group Vets who we don't normally
    see so he had a read of her reports then gave her a thorough physical ,he said he thinks it has nothing to do with her CM or patellas
    and that the pain seemed to be around her lower back and her problem disc's .He gave her a an anti-inflammatory and pain relief
    injection and I cant remember the name ,plus some liquid Loxicom (Metacam) ml once daily and we go back to see him on Monday .

    She seems a bit brighter and even sneaked past me and down the stairs but from now on and for at least the next seven days she sleeps in
    a travel crate alongside my bed and I carry her up and down the stairs and sadly no walks for the forseeable future and possibly
    no more ball games for a long time.
    Brian M

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    Well done on getting her to the vet so promptly.
    There's no point in wrapping them in cotton wool though and she's probably enjoyed herself to the full on her run.
    She'll be a quiet girl and probably very bored over the next few weeks,but what can you do really...
    Hopefully the metacam will keep her comfortable,and she'll recover quickly.
    Good luck on Monday.
    Sins
    Sharing my sofa with Holly, Ivy,Lilly and Hazy.. and never forgetting our beautiful Daisy who reached the bridge too soon.

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    Hi
    And thanks Sins ,I just carried her downstairs to go for a wee and she was walking quite brightly around
    the back ,so finger crossed it was just a tweak or something ,she is now fast asleep.
    Brian M

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    Hi Brian, hi little Rosie. Sorry to hear about Rosie's disc trouble recurring
    Seems like the anti-inflammatories and pain relief are doing their job and Rosie sounds like she is much more comfortable. I hope things settle down soon and Rosie is back to herself.

    Like you Brian I can remember when my Jasper had his first episode with his back, it was June 2009 and Xrays showed he had disc disease, he then had a few episodes until June 2011 when he had his spinal surgery. He would appear really uncomfortable and arch his back giving out just little yelps, looking back he must have been in terrible pain but I think his pain threshold is high. Each time he would have a pain killing injection and take a course of Metacam then he would be back to himself and my intentions of keeping him calm and rested would go out the window and he would be back to normal, running up and down stairs, on and off my bed, up and down on the sofas etc generally getting on with what dogs do and loving it. The weekend before his disc slipped and he ended up paralyzed he had two lovely long walks.
    After his Mri and spinal surgery I was told Jasper has other problem discs (near his neck and his lower back). He doesn't have the freedom around the house that he had, he don't run up and down stairs, I have got rid of my old bed and have a shorter one now and I have quilts and dog beds around the floor of my bed so he can get up and down without the impact. He does get up and down the sofas but I have a rug down now instead of bare wooden flooring in the living ropm. He still enjoys his walks but I have carried him for fear of him overdoing it, we are debating whether to get a dog stroller or not. I think he is happy despite his restrictions on his walking and other things. I think sometimes I have to think for him because I have no doubt he would walk himself back to surgery lol.
    Disc disease is definitely not nice at all and it is difficult to know what to do for the best.
    Andrea
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    I'm really sorry that Rosie is experiencing a flair up of her disc disease. It must be so painful for her. I'm sure the metacam will help her feel better together with lots of rest and TLC. She'll be up and about in no time. (((hugs)))
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    Poor Rosie. Thinking of you and glad she has such a good papa to take care of her!

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    Oh Brian sorry to hear this, as you know our Gus had the same thing happen a few weeks ago and is doing well now, so I do hope Rosie will be back to herself again very soon!

    As Sins said you can't wrap them in cotton wool and she probably had fun and hopefully will again soon
    Gus(blenhiem) Pippin(tri) DJ(ruby)

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    Hope Rosie is doing better on her pain medication.

    From the day Ebony was diagnosed with disc problems my vet warned me that it is up to me but if I want to avoid surgery one day not to let her do any stairs or jumping up and down the sofa. Clare Rusbridge said the same. As I got bad knees myself and I canít carry her up the stairs I have been sleeping downstairs since she has been diagnosed. She still sneaks in the occasional jump up the sofa but she knows to wait until she is lifted up or down.
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    Poor Rosie.
    It is so difficult keeping them confined when they so
    love a run and play.
    I have heard of excellent results form dog owners using Yumove
    http://www.lintbells.com/online-stor...FQMNtAodGBz_Dg

    Kiss to Rosie oh and you better give one to Poppy, Lily and Daisy.

    Nanette
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    Hi
    Rosie and Brian say Thank You ladies .I think if I let her do what she wants she could be perfectly OK but of course I cant do that in case shes not , its catch 22. Already though she has jumped off the bed once and ran down the stairs once , done both while Daisy was... doing something she shouldn't of been.I think I have all under control as its hissing down and no walks so I am confined to bed watching chelsea v qpr then lenster v clermont then spurs v blkbrn ,I think its just stopped but Rosie has had her firts dose of Metacam and is fast asleep so we shall leave her ,I also found out the injection was Metacam.

    It seems then that hopefully yesterdays horrible event may just have been a reminder that all is not well as I had hoped it was ,but what do we do now ?there's no way
    for Rosie's sake I want her hurting bad enough to consider an operation but do we wrap them in cotton wool and take away a thing she really loves doing ?.
    I don't know maybe when she's fully recovered we will go and see Ben the surgeon and ask for advice ,but would advice be truly impartial that I suppose would depend on how much faith I have in them .
    Brian M

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