Kim Poodle

diplomaticandtactful

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Kim poodle had her re-assessment and it's curate's egg. Her shoulder is excellent, her gait analysis is perfect she is putting equal weight on all four legs at walk and trot.
She has pain in her T12 again, where she has spondilytis. This is the original problem she had and she isn't liking stretching out her hind legs fully, so back on Metacalm then more scans and x rays to see how it looks compared to previous images.
She had some blood taken to culture her frozen cells ready for a further spinal implant. She has had a really good 18 months of full agility and pain free, so hopefully we can buy her another couple of years of brilliant fun.
Sadly she will not make old poodle bones I fear. And my heart breaks into tiny pieces today.
 

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Oh sorry to hear this - I know what you mean - a little piece of ones heart breaks each time they relapse. Slow torture for a loving owner.
 

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My poor poodle Kim. The worst news ever. The urinary infection which cleared up seems to have jumped into lymph nodes and she has an infection in her spine, right where she has spondylytis. She is on extreme pain relief and is very wobbly. Going back on Thursday to see if any improvement if not mri scan to rule out tumour. May put off her stemcells in January if the infection not cleared up. They did x rays today and deterioration in the discs is significant, she risks paralysis. I am heartbroken.
 

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So sorry - you've been through so much, you and her, this seems very unfair. I hope her fighting spirit gets her through this.
 

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she had her annual MOT on 5th November and was fine then, just a tiny bit of discomfort on her pelvis and she was having hydrotherapy and laser to correct that, with her stemcell top up booked for 7th January. This has been very sudden and just blooming bad luck, as we tested her urine after she had antibiotics for the cistitis, and she was totally clear, but it has jumped from the bladder which of course we couldn't know about. I asked the vet what did we do wrong and he said nothing, you brought her in as an emergency when you thought she had the infection, it was treated, this is just bloody bad luck. I won't let her suffer forever, if we make no progress i will call it but we have to give her a chance to recover, as she was running around like a young thing two weeks ago, full of fire and life. I know with my back i can go from being ok to hobbling in a day and then it recovers with treatment and a bit of care.
 

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I know its so difficult, i had a cry over floss last week one night whilst i was out walking her, she seemed to be getting wobbler for a few days. I thought that was it. Id be calling it. Then last Friday and Saturday she was bright as a button. Managed a good walk Saturday. Then early Sunday morning started being sick. Now shes back to being spritely.
 

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I know its so difficult, i had a cry over floss last week one night whilst i was out walking her, she seemed to be getting wobbler for a few days. I thought that was it. Id be calling it. Then last Friday and Saturday she was bright as a button. Managed a good walk Saturday. Then early Sunday morning started being sick. Now shes back to being spritely.
that's why we have to persevere with her and support her as if we can fix the infection her surgery in January should improve her discs by filling in the gaps and regenerate the bone and she improved hugely when it was done before, she had 14 joints done, everything except her toes and the only bit that is sore is the sacroliliac, the rest of her was fine.
 

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She has been out for a comfort break and then when i had done the horses a second little amble around the garden on the lead. She is a bit straighter and less wobbly, yesterday she had no control over the back legs and walking virtually diagonally. She is preparing a list of convalescent food, beef tea, calves foot jelly but will have to do with chicken and ham and scallops.
 

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She is in good hands....
"special interests include advanced regenerative therapy techniques and rehabilitation. He is particularly interested in investigating the use of Class IV laser therapy with stem cell therapy and PRP, for acute and chronic conditions.

He is currently the most experienced veterinary surgeon in the U.K and Europe using regenerative therapies and is currently researching combination therapies for spinal disorders and osteoarthritis."
 

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