Friday, February 1, 2013

Jasmine's Neck Setback

Just very briefly today, Jasmine's neck is in trouble again. It looks about the same as it did back in December. And again, no good idea how it happened. She was fine in the morning. Did nothing during the day other than hanging around. And around noon we're back in the ditch.

I think it must be the way she throws her self up sometimes when getting up from sleep.

There is nothing else we could think of. So we're back on the prednisone; so much for the stem cell treatment, which cannot be effectively done unless a dog is at least 45 days off steroids. Looking into setting up some intensive laser treatments, provided she's in good enough shape for getting there and back.

More detailed update later.


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  1. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this.

  2. I'm so sorry to read this. Sending good vibes Jasmines way.

  3. Oh my, poor Jasmine :( Hope she can find some relief.

  4. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how upsetting and frustrating it is to not be able to get answers while watching your dog in pain.

    I hope the prednisone helps her feel better for now anyway.

  5. Thank you guys, we're pretty devastated.

  6. I really hope you guys can get some answers soon as to why this keeps happening.

    Sending healing vibes Jasmine's way...

    Brooke, Cessna, Aspen, Canyon & rogue

    1. Thank you Brooke and all. Well, we know that there are structural abnormalities in the neck, arthritis and spondylosis. So it's not really a surprise that the neck has become a problem. Actually it was a miracle it hasn't become one sooner (the x-rays were taken four years ago and the problem would have been there much longer, however the neck remained quiet, unless the episodes are indeed related somehow)

      So we kind of know why it is happening; what we need to figure out how to not have it happen again, if that's at all possible.