Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Power of the Paw Needed For Cleo

Cleo Needs the Power of the Paw

The last couple of weeks Cleo was going through what we thought some tummy troubles.  She got some meds, soft dog food (super bland prescription stuff).  Appeared to be on the up swing of things but still wasn't eating the best after she completed all her meds.  

Then today she would not eat her breakfast at all.  At lunch she was on the bed sleeping and then finally came out.  I noticed that when she went to lay down in the kitchen she looked very uncomfortable and just slid into her back legs on the floor to lay down.  I felt her tummy and it was very hard, I am immediately thinking bloat.  I call the vet and tell him that what her symptoms are and that I am bringing her in to be looked at while I was at work.  I didn't want to wait until after work to take her.  I told them that as soon as she got done potty outside I would bring her in.  But then I noticed that she was having trouble with her back legs as she walked down the ramp out to the yard.  I told them this as well and they said bring her right in.  If you remember right she had something similar happen at the waddle last year, but they found nothing wrong with her.

Well the vet finally called around 3:30pm to let me know that he didn't think that it was not bloat (thank goodness), and he does not believe she has a tummy issue (thank goodness).  He found that while placing her rear foot behind her she would take about 15 seconds before she could bring it back the right way to support herself.  He found, she was very tender in the shoulder, and back area.  So he did additional x-rays of her neck, back after her x-ray of her tummy.  In look at her neck x-ray he found that her second vertebrae is out of alignment about 1/8 of an inch or so.  This is putting pressure on her spine which is pressuring nerves that are suppose to send the information from her brain to her back legs.  He gave her a shot of super juice to help her pain and hopefully take away the pressure on her spine.  So he said I could bring her home and we would see what the extra blood work said in the morning and we would possible see about getting her into a Chiropractor Vet that is near buy to get her spine back in alignment.

Cleo came out all happy, dancing around and very excited to be going home.  We went to the car and I picked her up and loaded her in the BUV.  We headed down the road and when I came to a stop light that had just turned red, I turned around to check on her.  I noticed that she was all hunched over and her right root was all turned under and she could not stand on it or walk.  I immediately turned the BUV around and headed back to the vet.  We went in and he looked at her and he was totally shocked at how quickly this had moved to her left leg as well, she was showing signs of her right leg having delayed responses as well.  I immediately told the vet that I was not taking her home for fear that she could move and paralyze herself.  He agreed that things were progressing more quickly and if she would have had these signs when we talked on the phone, he would not have allowed me to take her home.

I made the decision to leave her for the night so they could run the super juice through an IV in hope to relieve the pressure on her spine quicker.  We will know more in the morning on how things are looking.

Please say an extra prayer and keep your paws crossed for her to have her pain managed and to be able to come home to us soon.

Cleo, Winton, Amiee
HoundDogMom and HoundDogDad


  1. I've been through something similar, and I know how scary that is! We'll definitely be thinking good thoughts for sweet Miss Cleo here!

  2. Paws are crossed and sending double-barrelled Golden Vibes your way!

  3. Sending all our vibes your way. That sounds so scary. Poor little girl. We will be thinking of her getting better quickly and running about. You must miss her, but she is in good hands and hopefully the pain medicine is making her sleepy too so she does not miss you too much.

    Keep us posted.


  4. Sending her our bestest healin vibes n prayers, wee sure hopes her feels better real soon.
    Ronnii & Uji & Momma Tea
    xxxxxx x xxx x xxx

  5. We are sending her hugs and kisses and get well wishes from our place.

  6. Paws are crossed here. Hope things are back on the up and up!

  7. Hi Cleo - I found your blog thru Mango's blog and had to leave a comment for you. My name is Indy Bones, chocolate lab from Baltimore MD. I am so sad that you are in pain and feeling poorly :(:( I am sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to you today, hope you can come home soon to be with your humans. I will try to follow your progress.

    Your new friend,

    Indy Bones Taylor (and her humans Diane and Dave)

  8. Mango sent us...
    Please know we are sending positive, healing thoughts to Cleo and hugs of strength to you!

  9. My paws are crossed for Miss Cleo. I hope things are better today. It must have been so hard not to have her home last night. Thinking good thoughts! Please keep us posted.

    Your pal, Pip

  10. We are sending our healing vibes your way. Stay strong Cleo!

  11. I know it was hard to do, butt you did good, mom, leaving her at da Vet fur extra care and cage rest.

    All of our paws are crossed fur sweet Cleo. We will be waiting fur updates and good news.....

  12. Wesa are so sads that Ms. Cleo is feeling so poorly and we will definently have mama say a prayer for her and we will cross our paws.
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums

  13. Oh dear... Sissy - our basset - is slinging drool. Gretchen - our Jack Russell - will fret and send good vibes, the humans will pray and we'll all cross things.

  14. Sending strong healing vibes to Miss Cleo! The chiropracter sounds like just the ticket. Glad you left her :-( last night so that she could be monitored. Paws are crossed. Please keep us updated.

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  15. Poor baby. Saying a prayer for her right now.

  16. mango and Dexter send us over to wish Miss Cleo well. Stumpy's adding her POTP and I'll be sending good healing vibes and mojo to Miss Cleo!

    Healthy, Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  17. We are sending all our paw power and hope that Miss Cleo feels better really soon!

  18. Mango sent me over. I'm so awfully sorry that Cleo is having to go through all this. I know it must be skeery for both of you. My Brudder Ranger went through something like that a few years ago (before they adopted me) and they had to keep him on a few different medicines and keep him REAL still for like 2 months. (Which sure wasn't easy.) But now, he's as right as rain and doesn't have any problems chasing me in the backyard.

    I sure hope that the V.E.T. will figure out what to do to make her feel better and that she'll be back to her normal self before long.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  19. Hello! We came by way of Mango to wish you good luck and are thinking of sweet Cleo and sending power of the paw positive healing thoughts her way. Husky hugs to Cleo.

  20. Weheard about Cleo from Mango. We are so sorry she is having trouble - we all have crossed our paws that you will get some answers soon and that she will be better soon.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  21. Mango told us about Cleo - we are so sorry she's having difficulties. Hope it is something that a chiropractor can take care of. We LOVE chiropractic care and acupuncture! Kayla has a really long back and has had to have chiropractic care since she was a puppy.

    Sending healing thoughts your way, Cleo!

    The Road Dogs

  22. How sad. Poor Cleo must be in so much pain. It sounds as though she is receiving excellent care. We are sorry to hear that the poor little sweetie is having such trouble. She is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
    Koobie and Family

  23. Dear Ones... I am sooooo sorry that Cleo has had this happen to her. I will cross my Paws and send some of my bestest Dachshund

  24. We also send our very best vibes and prayers and will keep our paws crossed for Miss Cleo. She's young and we hope she will recover fully and quickly.

    Jed & Abby

  25. I Miss Cleo, I is a furiend of Mango's and he said that you needed some Power of the Paw! I am here to tell you that I gots all my paws crossed and I hopes that you feels better real soon!

    woos, Tessa

  26. We're sending lots of AireZen Cleo's way! Our paws are crossed!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  27. Mango sent us over to help with Power of the Paw....we are barking our full terrier heads off and sending Cleo some serious zen...

    Lots of hugs and kisses,

    Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

  28. We are sending good thoughts & a get well quick to Cleo.

    Pauley James & the gang

  29. Wishing Cleo a speedy recovery all the way from Oz. No worries, and love, Stella

  30. We came from Mango and Dexter's. Hope you get well soon Cleo.
    From Sapphire and SapphireMom.

  31. We also came here from Mango and Dexter's to let you know that we are keeping Cleo in our prayers.

    Dory and her Mama

  32. Mango sent us. I've been through something like what you're going through so I know how terrified you are. That super juice can do amazing things. I am thinking of you.

  33. Mango sent us over. We are sending healing purrs to Cleo. Hope her back problems go away soon.

  34. Sweet Sweet Cleo
    I'm sending you extwa stwong healing smoochie kisses in the hopes that they will help you get bettew and be able to go home all well vewy soon.
    Mommi will also say hew pwayews fow you
    cwossed paws and love

  35. We came straight from Mango's blog to let you know that we will be thinking of MIss Cleo. We have had a beagle with the same problem and the superjuice (just that one time) let him live a long life.
    love & wags,
    River the beagle

  36. Gets well soon Cleo, the humans get so stressed when we get poorly

  37. Prayers sent. Hope you are feeling much better soon.


  38. Poor dear Cleo - she must have given you such a fright - feel awfully that we are so late in catching this news - we are crossing fingers and paws for her -
    Big Huge Hugs and Love xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom


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