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Old 04-27-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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My 11 month old yorkie was playing this evening in the kitchen and jumped up to grab a toy and fell back and I knocked his head. He yelped when he fell backwards then lay there not moving and staring straight into space. I scooped him up and ran to the emergency vet. The whole way there he did not move a muscle and his tongue hung out of his mouth. I thought he broke his neck and was paralyzed. The vet took him as soon as we got there put him on oxygen and took x-rays. She said he was in critical condition and only time will tell if he is brain damaged. He only slipped while jumping and hit his head. It was on a tile floor (very hard) but he fell maybe from a 3 inch hieght. Could this cause severe brain damage or is it possible he might recover. HE is staying there at least overnight. When we left he was at sitting up but when he tried to walk he was very woozy. I am worried sick because he is our baby and the love of my daughter's life. I don't know what we will do if something happens to him! : (
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Hello and Welcome to YT! I am sorry to hear about your baby, I hope and pray that he will make a full recovery. I have not had experience with this so I don't have any advice.
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hang in there as dogs can get concussions like humans. I have had a few friends where one had a yorkie that fell of bed and is fine now and another one fell out of a dog bed when her bf was carrying her like a taco in bed and she fell out on her head. They will give steroids to help with swelling on the brain. Hang in there and we will pray for your little one
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No experience with this but I will keep your little one in my thoughts.... welcome to YT and please keep us updated
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Oh.....I'm so sorry to hear about your little one.
I will surely keep him in my prayers.
Please keep us posted.
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I'm so sorry to hear that. Sending all my energy to every member of your family. XOXO
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Good job getting him to the vet so quickly. The danger with head tauma is the swelling that can occur after a fall, or a bump. Getting him to the vet for treatment quickly definitely increases his chances of a complete recovery. Steroids are used to reduce the swelling, until the injury starts to heal. Without treatment, a dog or puppy can die. Recovery depends on a number of things. How quickly he received treatment, how hard he hit his head, what part of the brain sustained the impact, etc. It really doesn't take much to cause this type of trauma, just the right sequence of events, and the way they come in contact with a hard object. The most important thing is to get treatment immediately, for the best chance of full recovery. There is no way to tell how he will recover, you just have to take it day by day. Great that he was sitting up already... he should continue to improve from there. Best of luck...

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:12 AM   #8
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Wow this must of been so scary for you! I hope he makes a full recovery. I have hardwood floors and just area rugs down and my girl sometimes looses her footing and slips when she is running around on the exposed hardwood floors. I get so scared too when I'm in my yard with her and fear that she will bang into something running around and hit her head since she is so fast and loves running around like a crazy maniac. Please keep us updated on your babies condition!
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I agree - good job getting him straight to the vet and I'm so sorry - poor guy was just trying to have fun

you must be feeling so helpless....

I hope he improves and comes home quickly - your post is a good wake up call for those with tile - I used to have beautiful tile floors and never thought something like this could happen from simple playing

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Sending prayers for you little guy. Accidents can happen so quickly, I am glad you were able to get him to the vet immediately. Keep us updated on how he is doing. Praying for a complete recovery.
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. The vet called at 2 in the morning saying they couldn't stabalize his heart rate or blood pressure and he isn't able to stand on his own. They were going to increase fluids to try to minimize the swelling. I hope to hear better news this morning. The other problem is calming my daughter. She is blaming herself since she was the one playing with him at the time. I still can't believe this happened sooo quickly. Thanks again and hopefully I will have better news later.
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. The vet called at 2 in the morning saying they couldn't stabalize his heart rate or blood pressure and he isn't able to stand on his own. They were going to increase fluids to try to minimize the swelling. I hope to hear better news this morning. The other problem is calming my daughter. She is blaming herself since she was the one playing with him at the time. I still can't believe this happened sooo quickly. Thanks again and hopefully I will have better news later.
There is no blame here ! He was playing - how could anyone know ? Still hoping for good news for you...I'm sorry
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hang in there yorkie prayers can be amazing - sometimes it takes some time so hoping better news this afternoon

my friends dog had ivermectin toxicity and went into a coma and she is ok now they had to sedate her to stop the seizures - so do not give up hope as these little yorks are tough
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Sending more prayer's to your little one for a complete recovery.
Accident's happen, there is no one to blame. Give you daughter a hug from me. I can just imagine how she feels but things happen. I hope and pray you get good news today.
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Sending more prayer's to your little one for a complete recovery.
Accident's happen, there is no one to blame. Give you daughter a hug from me. I can just imagine how she feels but things happen. I hope and pray you get good news today.

Same here. Give your daughter a big hug and just keep telling her it was an accident. I am so worried about him. Try to think positively and stay strong. I pray your little one is ok.
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