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    Default Poop and x-rays, oh my!

    So they weren't able to get an xray of Punkin's hips, only the mid-lower spine and both knees.

    The vet said that he has mild arthritis on his lower spine area, near the tail bone. Supposedly it's very common. She pointed to us how Punks' esophagus was full of poop and asked if he's had any digestive problems. We told her no since we've had him and prior to then is a mystery. She mentioned that the arthritis may have been a secondary reaction caused by bacteria traveling from his esophagus penetrating the lower spine area and caused an infection. Her recommended treatment plan is probiotics and a semi-annual chiropractic laser therapy or something along those lines. All I remembered was that they're $30 each session, which we giggled at because it was cheaper than any of his meds.

    She said that his good knee looks good. Clean lines and no inflammation.

    His bad knee, on the other hand, definitely shows some arthritis. She saw a very small tear on his acl and referred us to a specialist to discusss if he's a good candidate for surgery. She said that they may recommend a minor one, where they scrape the area, but may also decide that it's so minor that anti-imflammatories and other supplements may do the trick. Overall, she's glad that he's recovered well from when he hurt himself 3 weeks ago from rough-housing in daycare.

    Going to book an appt with the specialist for either the end of this week or next week. Hopefully they can determine a good treatment plan. It would be nice to see the little football player walk without a limp.
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    Well that's better news than expected, we will keep our fingers crossed he does not need surgery.
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    Soooo..he's truly full of ???????

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    to Punkin and you! I hope everything goes well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Soooo..he's truly full of ???????
    hahahahahaha

    Seriously though....what causes THAT? And is probiotics the definitive answer to that? I think you just gave me one more thing to worry about....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    hahahahahaha

    Seriously though....what causes THAT? And is probiotics the definitive answer to that? I think you just gave me one more thing to worry about....lol
    I was giggling inside when the vet showed us his poop filled esophagus so my full attention wasn't there when she was trying to explain his prior possible digestive problems when he was eating Royal Canin. Probiotics aids in keeping the digestive system run smoothly, that's why she mentioned it. But then again, the clinic is really pro-probiotics and they recommend it almost every time we're there. I'll let you know what brand they sell, it's actually human grade and you can purchase it online for cheaper price.

    And in Punkin's defense, he didn't poop that day yet. He's a night pooper, so of course his full of ****.
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    I doubt it was his esophagus, if you have poop in your esophagus you are in some serious trouble. It is probably his colon is full of poop. Poop doesn't get made until it hits the colon and alot of water is absorbed out of it. You can see it on an x-ray as speckles outlining the colon. We see kids with neurological problems with their colon full of poop that require manual fecal disimpaction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    I doubt it was his esophagus, if you have poop in your esophagus you are in some serious trouble. It is probably his colon is full of poop. Poop doesn't get made until it hits the colon and alot of water is absorbed out of it. You can see it on an x-ray as speckles outlining the colon. We see kids with neurological problems with their colon full of poop that require manual fecal disimpaction.
    HOLY CRAP!



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    sending hugs to Punkin!


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