Post by Vivian Storm on Nov 24, 2022 8:28:10 GMT -7
This “Celebrating 20 years at the forefront of home care for IVDD” dodgerslist.boards.net/thread/8538/celebrating-years-forefront-home-care?page=1&scrollTo=81887
has given me hope.
My 15 year
had a sudden relapse after years of doing well from his first episode. He is able to stand, but walking is very difficult
. He is very painful
Started pain meds [names of? • mgs? • frequency?]
that I had on hand and hope to see vet [11/25] tomorrow
I appreciate your story and hope my older dachshund can recover with care.
Member since 2007: surgery, conservative . Montana, USA
Post by PaulaM on Nov 24, 2022 9:49:04 GMT -7
Vivian, welcome to the Forum. So sorry to her about your doxie. He has a very good chance to recover by following the principals of conservative treatment (STRICT rest, meds, and time).
The single most important care is getting him into a recovery suite (wire crate, baby's Pac N Play, ex-pen) to provide very STRICT limited movement of the back. This includes at potty time where you carry him to and from the potty place. Limit him to footsteps (no walking around). All this and more details to care for your dog with tips and ideas to implementent: dodgerslist.com/2020/05/14/strict-rest-recovery-process/
Getting to an ER vet today (11/24) is important to get meds on board that will immediately start working on preventing increased neuro damage. Pain meds do not work on swelling/inflammation. Pain meds give comfort from pain.
Things to refresh your mind about a disc episode
1. MED CARD
This little reference card is handy at vet visits to keep all the meds straight as you discuss things. D/l to print a copy for your wallet at this link: dodgerslist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Med-card-to-print.pdf
2. What to expect during each of the 4 phases of healing: dodgerslist.com/in-the-right-place
We will be anxious to hear your update with what the vet diagnosed. The list of med names with mgs and frequency to give. And to learn that his pain is fully mangaged dose to dose, round the clock. Let us know where we can aid you in solving any care issues that may come up.