After all this work to get him off Pred to help his joints, it hasn't worked out for his IBD. For the past 10 days after vomiting blood he has been off NSAIDS for 2 weeks with the plan to put him back on Pred. to get him through he had acupuncture to help his joints and perhaps his gut. He hasn't vomited for 7 days.
When he is in pain the fur goes the other way making his hips look fluffy. One vet told me in Eastern medicine what is on the outside is often a sign of something wrong on the inside.She did another xray and his arthritis was worse so this has been a guide since.
His joints have been best in ages and the fluff on the hips has gone recently so very disappointing he will have to go off the NSAIDS.
We are not sure if acupuncture helps, or a combination of that and NSAIDS.After acupuncture he sinks into his sheep skin and sleeps until the next day and full of life when he wakes.
He had acupuncture 3 weeks ago and he yelped when the needled went into his knee. The vet thought maybe he hit a nerve.
This time he yelped louder and became quite stressed with the knee. He has to stay still for 20 mins. He had trouble weight bearing on the knee and the other leg started trembling. He looked at me as if to say take me home. I want to go home. He has always been a fighter, but the fight had gone.His coat went dull. He looked so lost my eyes started to tear up. What was I doing? Who was I doing this for?I felt so bad. The nurse started cuddling him too and became teary eyed. It took all I had not to say quit, or cry or both.
The vet didn't think it is his cruciate which made me feel better. My vet called today and seems to think it is, as it has been a problem so tomorrow he is seeing the ortho surgeon.
Last edited by kassabella; 05-27-2013 at 07:32 AM.
That poor baby! I feel so bad, I obviously haven't read enough posts here...I knew there was a problem with him, didn't realize it was so severe. I almost cried just reading this. Best to both of you. I hope the vet finds the best way to help him, and I hope you can find the strength it must take. I'm so sorry .
I'm so sorry Chris. Tears, strong prayers, and lots of good thoughts for you and Erns.
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
I am sorry. I didn't mean to have a pity party.
This is the best his joints have been in ages coming into winter, and until last week I had no doubt he would fly through winter.
If he needs crate rest his hips will go backwards. If he doesn't get the crate rest his knee will play up so I am hoping we can find a solution.
Don't be sorry. Your JL friends are here to support you. Isn't that what it's all about? Never apoligize for it
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Oh sweet Erns! Sending prayers and positive thoughts. Hugs to you.
Isn't it great to have a sister
That wasn't a pity party at all. Poor Erns.
have you tried traumeel, by heel?. you can get it on amazon -it's not as strong as the anti inflammatory but doesnt do any damage. i also started using perna (hare today).
god only knows if anything is working but 4 days after rex's last acupunture treatment he started to get lame again. we think, besides all his liver issues, which were completely under control with chinese herbs(pm me if you need the website i use) his disc in his neck caused severe lameness, enough that the er thought he had a spinal stroke. 3 days of deramaxx thru his liver levels 3x higher than norm. when the alt was down to 69 it went way into the 300's.