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    Got the call from her vet, they said what he thought, but wanted to make sure. He says ALL her blood test came back normal and negative fr any tick borne diseases and in as he felt since the 2nd visit her doesn't think a Ortho is in need, he said that its all neurologic and referred her to a neurologist. Frankie can't be sedated bc of her reaction to Anastasia so the MRI is out of the question, but the lady at the Neuro's office said that he will work and assist her accordingly. She had already said that Frankie's vet called him to let him know her story... We go at 9:30 Monday morning so I will give everyone an update as soon as I find out what treatments QUOTE=desertskybulldogs;388104]How has she been since the cleaning? Any better? I've been searching for your update this morning so glad I found it!


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    ^^ Sorry, I was trying to reply with a quote to desrtsky, but I think I messed up.. lol
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    How frustrating is this ordeal for you, Honey, sending lots of strength to hang on
    and hang in there, I just can't imagine how difficult this must be. I'm exhausted
    just reading of it and you still have more visits to get a dx...Geez!!!

    It's great she seems to be feeling better, know that lifts your heart some.

    Praying hard it's fixable...GOD bless y'all. Much love & hugs of comfort!


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    @bullyluv34 So sorry to hear what your baby is going through. Cleo has a mild luxating patella and the glucosimine worked wonders for her so maybe it will for Frankie Mae too. Do you think a doggy wheelchair might help her get around better?

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    I use a Joint supplement in Horse strength. My vet has approved it and it's been 1-1/2 years since we started it. I give them a fraction of the doseage for a horse, by eyedropper on their food. about 8 drops a day on their dinner. It's called Regenex for horses. they also make one for canine, but I like the one for horses, especially with 5 dogs, 32 oz bottle kept in the fridge goes a long way. you can get it on Amazon . Just my 2 cents honey if you were looking for a stronger supplement. They should have about 1500 mg a day and it takes about 4 weeks for it to take affect .

    I really hope it's not hip dysplasia
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullyluv34 View Post
    Got the call from her vet, they said what he thought, but wanted to make sure. He says ALL her blood test came back normal and negative fr any tick borne diseases and in as he felt since the 2nd visit her doesn't think a Ortho is in need, he said that its all neurologic and referred her to a neurologist. Frankie can't be sedated bc of her reaction to Anastasia so the MRI is out of the question, but the lady at the Neuro's office said that he will work and assist her accordingly. She had already said that Frankie's vet called him to let him know her story... We go at 9:30 Monday morning so I will give everyone an update as soon as I find out what treatments they have. Banks story is REALLY having me hold on to hope here Thank you ALL so much again.
    So you know... Gabepiten is a neuro drug and does not make her loopy or sleepy. talk to the neurologist about it. @JAKEISGREAT has experience with this drug also, one of her Rottie's needed it.
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    I'm grateful for this Vet. Seems like he knows what Bulls are about.

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    Yes..Gabapentin I am very familiar with. Our Rottie had Spinal Stenosis and wasn't a candidate for surgery, because of bad back and other issues. She was in extreme pain and we tried everything. We took her to a Specialty Teaching Group, and with one dose of Gabapentin , she was pain free. It is a Neuro blocker. The pain is still there, but the drug interrupts the signal from the painful area to the brain. You can't miss a dose and she also had Tramadol, Robaxin and accupuncture treatments. But..without it, we had zero options. It is used in humans as an epilepsy treatment. Most vets do not know about it, but it's become much more widely used in Vetrinariy Medicine lately. But...you MUST get a proper diagnosis..I'm thinking a neuro will be able to diagnose correctly.

    I hope you are able to find out what is going on..it's so hard to watch them and not be able to fix it.

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    Frankie has had a "ruff" weekend, she was okay Saturday and then today she is now having trouble with her front legs as well as her rear. Tomorrow can't get here fast enough... I am literality sick to my stomach think I've cried ALL my tears and she just tries to keep going. I have had her sedated in her house but she just sits there and shakes.. she lashed out a few times today and I know its just her pain. I am really scared at this point. I really HOPE the Gabapentin will hope help, I can't wait to wake up and go.. I just don't know why shes loosing balance and not able to stand without falling. About 7pm she finally got up on all fours, but she was very unstable and she just looks SOO scared.. Yes, she has a wonderful vet that cares A LOT about her so she's very lucky. My husband actually mentioned a "doggie wheel chair " for her earlier.. @JAKEISGREAT,2bullymomma, I will DEFIANTLEY talk to him about Gabapentin, I really hope this is what my baby needs to start walking and being back to her happy, chipper, bully self soon.. My heart is breaking :,(
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    Forgot to ask, will this Gabapentin help make her stable to walk?
    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Yes..Gabapentin I am very familiar with. Our Rottie had Spinal Stenosis and wasn't a candidate for surgery, because of bad back and other issues. She was in extreme pain and we tried everything. We took her to a Specialty Teaching Group, and with one dose of Gabapentin , she was pain free. It is a Neuro blocker. The pain is still there, but the drug interrupts the signal from the painful area to the brain. You can't miss a dose and she also had Tramadol, Robaxin and accupuncture treatments. But..without it, we had zero options. It is used in humans as an epilepsy treatment. Most vets do not know about it, but it's become much more widely used in Vetrinariy Medicine lately. But...you MUST get a proper diagnosis..I'm thinking a neuro will be able to diagnose correctly.

    I hope you are able to find out what is going on..it's so hard to watch them and not be able to fix it.
    Karen & Frankie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullyluv34 View Post
    Frankie has had a "ruff" weekend, she was okay Saturday and then today she is now having trouble with her front legs as well as her rear. Tomorrow can't get here fast enough... I am literality sick to my stomach think I've cried ALL my tears and she just tries to keep going. I have had her sedated in her house but she just sits there and shakes.. she lashed out a few times today and I know its just her pain. I am really scared at this point. I really HOPE the Gabapentin will hope help, I can't wait to wake up and go.. I just don't know why shes loosing balance and not able to stand without falling. About 7pm she finally got up on all fours, but she was very unstable and she just looks SOO scared.. Yes, she has a wonderful vet that cares A LOT about her so she's very lucky. My husband actually mentioned a "doggie wheel chair " for her earlier.. @JAKEISGREAT,2bullymomma, I will DEFIANTLEY talk to him about Gabapentin, I really hope this is what my baby needs to start walking and being back to her happy, chipper, bully self soon.. My heart is breaking :,(

    Please keep us posted tomorrow.... try to get some sleep, she senses your fears and worry and can be why she 'snapped' earlier. You will be in my thoughts tonight and tomorrow....
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    Thank you, I know its like it can't come FAST enough, but he is just ruling out everything, but I hope this time hasn't been devastating to her prognosis. We will see tomorrow morning. But yes, I think I am mentally and emotionally drained. I will keep ya posted as soon as I get some news tomorrow. Frankie sends a big bully Thanks
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    How frustrating is this ordeal for you, Honey, sending lots of strength to hang on
    and hang in there, I just can't imagine how difficult this must be. I'm exhausted
    just reading of it and you still have more visits to get a dx...Geez!!!

    It's great she seems to be feeling better, know that lifts your heart some.

    Praying hard it's fixable...GOD bless y'all. Much love & hugs of comfort!
    Karen & Frankie

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