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|01-08-2012, 12:48 PM||#1|
Ringo (1) and Lucy too!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: On the Edge of Glory
Lucy ~ where to start
I took Lucy to the Vet today because she has been favoring her right hind leg for a couple of weeks since her and Ringo were playing on the hardwood floor.
We already know that she has LP in both knees.
But they did x rays to make sure she didn't have a hairline fracture, etc. She did not and he rated the LP and Grade 3. Right now she is on total crate rest for 7 days with an anti-inflammatory (Carprofen). He wants to let the leg rest but doesn't think she will need surgery; just a chance to rest and heal.
Here's the biggie - when they did the leg x rays ~ he found five large stones in her bladder which I could clearly see on the x ray. They were big.
He wants to do the crate rest, then bloodwork and redo her bile acids to check her liver function ~ then go in and take the bladder stones out. He will have to send the stones away to see what they are made of to try and prevent this from happening again.
My head is just spinning. I feel like I should have had her bile acids re-done last year but she was doing so well and her vet at the time didn't recommend it because her liver enzymes were fine. I'm just sick about it. I'm also worried about the trial of Carprofen due to her liver issues.
I'll have to check the anesthesia protocol on the sticky here; I know he uses Propofol and does have a second person doing constant monitoring.
Lucy sure could use some good thoughts right now.
Mommy to Lucy, Ringo, and Matthew
|01-08-2012, 01:16 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: E. Falmouth, Mass
Sending prayers and hugs for Lucy and you.
Rosemarie, Levi and Lily
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|01-08-2012, 01:26 PM||#4|
T. Bumpkins & Co.
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Location: New England
Daisy has MVD and is high risk for anesthesia.....she does fine with propofol for induction and maintenance on isoflurane. They get her in and out fast too.
As for carprofen......I've used it in Barney, but NOT in Daisy. I won't use, and my vets won't prescribe, anything but Tramadol for her. So that is what I would use, along w/ strict crate rest. She has a grade 4 LP and this has worked for her when it has been inflamed.
Regarding the BATs, I have seen wide swings over small dietary indiscretions. It only tells some of the story. I'd do it because the fact that she has stones is concerning and so you can consider an appropriate dietary change if warranted following the surgery.
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|01-08-2012, 01:40 PM||#8|
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Keeping Lucy in my prayers. Cali has mild MVD and has been put under. Her vet uses the protocol for dogs with liver issues and she did fine. I'm pretty sure it was propofol and close monitoring. Cali has also tolerated Tramadol fine. I don't have any experience with the carprofen.
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|01-08-2012, 01:40 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Missouri, but will always be a Montana girl.
I'm sorry Lucy's is having a rough time. Praying for her (and her person).
|01-08-2012, 01:44 PM||#10|
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: western KY
I am so sorry and hope she gets some relief soon
Betty & Micah my love + Yogi
|01-08-2012, 01:48 PM||#11|
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toluca Lake, CA
Sending prayers for blessings upon Lucy and you.
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|01-08-2012, 01:50 PM||#12|
Jada + Bogie = ♥
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mayberry AKA smalltown usa
Sending prayers for Lucy and hugs for mommy((hugs))
Michelle, Jada and Bogie
|01-08-2012, 01:52 PM||#13|
Crazy about Kacee!
Join Date: May 2005
I'll keep sweet Lucy in my thoughts and prayers.
Muffin 1991-2005 Rest in Peace My Little Angel
|01-08-2012, 02:01 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
So sorry to here Lucy is having these problems...
Amonium urate (the kind common to LS) stones do not appear on xrays.
I would ask your vet about Denamarin, as this can protect her liver from ill effects of the pain medication.
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