Over the last two weeks I've not really been happy with how Misty is acting. It started when we had taken both of them out on a walk at Hoddem Castle, which ment they were both on a harness and lead for an hour. Now normally becasue of where we live, neither are on a lead for more than 10 minutes. The harnesses are the same harnesses they use to travel in the car too. They were both super excited as we'd never been there with them before, so both were singing as soon as we stopped the car. The problem was Misty was scratching so much, she could hardly walk. She has never ever done this before, but like I said they are never on the leads for long. It got so bad I actually tried puting the leash on her collar to see if it made any difference at all, but it didn't.
Her scratching continued all that week, I spoke to a Neuro(not our normal one as she is on study leave) and we increased her Pred up to a half everyday. She said to call back in if she wasn't better by the Monday. So I did as I was still seing scratching, especially when excited or if she'd jump up beside me. I got a different Neuro, who just told me that scracthing was the hardest thing to control and that he didn't like the fact Misty was on Pred permenently now. I was told to leave it for a fortnight and reduce the Pred back to half alternating days. I'll be honest I wasn't very happy after the phone call, as I felt he dismissed her scratching as nothing.
I don't think it is "nothing" though. I feel she's in discomfort while she's scratching, and while I do distract her and she stops, she is constantly seeking me out to rub her head for her. She come to me and shoves her head in my hands and I rub all over her head, and she does this little groaning noise. She's also taken to jumping onto my lap and her rolling over onto her back with her head in the crook of my arm. This seems to be her most comfortable position in the evening for her. She still bugs me for head rubs in this position too though. I also feel her back legs aren't as stable as the were, she "leaves" a leg sometimes when stepping over things, and can't always jump up on things first go either.
She's on Gabapenting 100 x 3. Cimetidine x 3 and currently half a Pred a day too. I asked about increasing the Gabapentin, but the male Neuro said it would make her too drowsy. I've to call back in today, but what do I do? What do I say? I really feel she is having headaches or sore sensations around her head, but feel it's all being dismissed.