Thursday, February 25, 2016

X-Ray Update


Well today I went to da vet for some x-rays.  And da news are . . . well, pretty much nuffin.  A lil bit of spinal arthur-eye-tis, but nuffin dat should be causin me da problems I got.  Da vet keeps talkin bout surgery, but momma are not wantin to put me through surgery and rehab when we don't even know if it would fix da problem.  It might be an ACL problem, but it doesn't really eggsplain all of what are goin on.  Because obviously, both of my back legs are bein effected, not just da one.  Nobody can tell us dat da surgery would make me walk again, and I would have to put up wif months of pain and rehab.  Plus, I are 13 1/2, so dere are all dose concerns too.  :(  It are just really frustamaratin to not know what's goin on, whatefur it are are not showin up on xrays.  


Momma are plannin on makin me an appointment wif da chiropractor next week, either they'll be able to do somefin and we'll see results, or we won't.  Dey's also plannin on gettin me wheels so I can do my bizness more independently and move round better.  Well, just movin round at all would be a BIG improvement.

So, since I are gonna have a wheelchair (well, da pup vershun anyways), do I gets to be governor of Texas??  Or maybe I can be president like FDR.  Or just be a genius like Stephen Hawking.  Wait, I already are genius since I get treats just for bein cute.


Speakin of which, I got to wear my new jacket today, so I wuz #prettyinplaid.  Yeah, somefin bout plaid looks really good on us Scottish pups.  Arooooo!

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  1. What a pretty plaid! My Mom got all wonked up when she fell down icy stairs and tore a miniscus and messed up a disk in her back. It hurt her even to walk around the house. The chiropractor and the acupuncturist made a huge difference and she's back power walking and biking again, which we never thought we'd see. I do hope you find something that works for you.

    Abby Lab

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  2. So you know I dig plaid since I'm Scot. I know it's frustrating not knowing what's going on with your legs so hang in there and I'll be your prayer warrior.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  3. Thanks for the update. We hope the chiropractor can help.

    The new coat looks very beautiful!

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  4. I vote no on the surgery. You are doing fine. No reason to mess with that. Walking is overrated and you always seem to get where you are going

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    1. Yeah, it helps bein small enuf to be carried everywhere.

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  5. Momma said she would vote for you! Whitley for President!
    We hope that the chiropractor can help you. Wheels would be nice too! That way you can show off your beautiful wardrobe!

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    1. Yup, momma says she bets I'd be zoomin round on em.

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  6. Oh my goodness...you are going to get wheels! Do you have to get a driver's license now? Sorry about no magic happening at the vet. Loving your new coat!
    oxox
    Daisy

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    1. Hmm, I better start work on posin for my license photo now.

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  7. If you get to be president, there are a lot of Fala wannabees.

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    1. I think I make to much sense to be President.

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  8. Aw I hope you get help from the chiropractor!! Big hugs friend!

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  9. Maybe also think about getting a second opinion from another vet?

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    1. Yeah, unfortunately most of em just seem a bit too "cut-happy" for my momma.

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  10. Sorry you didn't get the answers you were hoping for Whitley! We hope the chiropractor can give you some! Good luck dear.

    Tucker and Bianca

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  11. I love your plaid dress! Tell your mom we're sorry that your vet visit was conclusive! That's so hard! I hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Hi Whitley, when my back went, my peeps arranged for an MRI to be done. X-rays are limited and can only show so much and certainly should not be the basis for surgery. Your mom is smart - do not authorize exploratory surgery for all the reasons your mom has cited above. The MRI cost my mom and dad about $1500. Your mom might pay less or more but if done, she and the vet people will know what the issue is likely to be. And from there, be able to plot out a course of action or no action t all (status quo). We would also urge you to seriously consider getting a set of wheels from Eddie's wheels. We really believe in a set of wheels made just for the intended user. It's like a custom made suit for your mom versus an off-the-rack suit. It'll fit better. #1 and #2 are no big deal. I'm a boy dog and my peeps have expressed my #1 and used child suppositories to stimulate #2 that they catch on sheets of bathroom tissue that gets flushed. These are no big deals. If your mom is tough enough to handle a carriage, this will be no big deal. Contact my peeps at mydogsam01@gmail.com if you need anything. Okay. Hey, I would date you in a heart beat Whitley. Love Sam.

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    1. Yeah, da Vet Man did menshun gettin an MRI - dere's no way we'd do surgery wifout one. Momma are still debatin doing one, but if we decide we are interested in surgery, we're definitely gonna do one furst.

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  13. Oh yeah, get the stirrups if you order from Eddie's Wheels. It'll keep your rear leggies from rubbing the ground. Road rash is not good. Sam.

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    1. Fanks for da tip! Momma wuz lookin at wheels tonite - we'll probably order some dis weekend or next week. So ya might be gettin an email. ;)

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  14. I hope you get your wheels... It will just give you some freedom,,, like going for walks with your mom... and be able to sniff and stuff..
    I love your plaid jacket. I came here today to check on you,, cause i care.
    We do not blame your mom one bit for being cautious,,
    Your mom can help you be happy.. just by doing what she is doing.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Fanks!

      Ya know what else momma could do to help me be happy?? Share more FOODZ!

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  15. It is so frustrating to not have good answers. We hope the chiropractor can help
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  16. We sure hope the chiropractor can help you out! It sounds like Sammy Sam has some good info too!!

    We are sending POTP that you and your Mama figure out what is going on soon!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  17. What about trying acupuncture? My mom heard horror stories of human chiropractor from her physiotherapist... well, the chiropractor injured the patient's neck instead of making it better! I have not tried acupuncture myself though, just another option for you to consider.

    Hugs and kisses,
    Bowie

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    1. Yikes! We's tried electro-accupuncture - it's not really workin for us, but we are open to tryin tradishunal acupuncture too.

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  18. I love your jacket. I am crossing paws for you that they can find out what to do to make you feel better. I think it would be cool to have wheelies to get around.

    Ziggy Out!!

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  19. Sending you POTP Whitley. We are keeping paws crossed that the chiropractor will be of some help.
    Wally & Sammy
    xoxo

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  20. Might be worth looking into a MRI as X Rays are limited on what the show,good luck with the chiropractor!OH just had a thought what about water therapy?to help work the muscles in the legs?and way a wheelchair sounds good to me,xx Speedy

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    1. Yeah, we are definitely gonna do an MRI if we decide we might wanna do da surgery, but dey are pretty expensive.

      Water therapy sounds good to me, I luv water!

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  21. Lord Shiloh here - Yep, my mom sed hold off on surgery (biopsee)an'anesthesia cuz I will b 13 in a month an'also try new med ferst. You shure due look purty in plaid - oh heck, u just look purty'n cute in ANYTHING! By the way, what Speedy sed'bout water therapy mite b the best thing tue try - werkz fer our peepz an'arthuritis.

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    1. Yeah, we's gonna be lookin into dat too.

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  22. Oh yes we love the Scottish jacket Whitley.
    Gail and I also think surgery would not be a good idea if they don't really know what problem they're trying to solve.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  23. Shucks fur the none answer at the vet. MRI sounds like it may show the cause though...then proceed from there.
    Wheels! What a good idea!

    Water therapy is an excellent choice too...I think they even have doggy treadmills under water, go figure.
    Have you tried any swimming at all since this all started??

    You sure are wearing a purrty jacket!

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    1. I wuz in da water some in September, but just sittin on my float. Since den it has been too cold.

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  24. I am so sorry that the doctor can't tell you what the problem is with your legs. ♥ ♥ Have you thought of acupuncture? Hopefully, the chiropractor will help.

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    1. We've tried electro-acupuncture, but we may try da tradishunal kind too.

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  25. I hope so much the chiropractor guys can help ya and they can chase some of that pains away with their hands... Your jacket looks great the colors are super cool! Arooo!

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  26. We hope the chiropractor can help you out, Whitley. You look beautiful in plaid!

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  27. Your plaid jacket is perfect Whitley! You look FABULOUS in Plaid!! We are very sorry to hear that the xrays aren't showing anything...sure hope that the chiropractor guy can help you out...and the wheels! That should help! We totally agree with your mom...surgery is very invasive and recovery is long with us senior folks...hope you are feeling better Whitley! xo

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    1. Yeah, she doesn't want to put me through dat wif no guarantee.

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  28. I haf all my paws crossed that Mr Chiropractor works MAGIC on you….he did work amazing magics on Mum's poorly back so I is hoping fur the same result fur you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  29. Sorry you didn't get clearer answers Whitley. Hope the chiropractor and wheelchair make your life better.

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  30. you poor sweetie. I was going to suggest getting a second opinion, but you are on top of that. I think a chiropractor is a good idea. Praying you get some definitive answers!! xoxo
    DakotasDen

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  31. Awwwww Sweetie, we have our Paws Crossed that the chiropractor guy or gal can fix you up... maybe it could be combined with some OUCH U Puncture stuffs fur even better results...

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  32. I'm sorry the x-rays aren't showing what's wrong. Maybe a specialist would help? Momma had to take Cinderella AND Scribbles AND Jessie there, so they know her well. :P We went to the Animal Diagnostic Clinic (Plano and north Dallas), and they're really nice there.

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    1. We's been there too before, BOL! For Maurice, our kitty who had FIP.

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  33. Hope the Chiropractor can help you.

    Nice outfit.

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  34. whitley......we iz sorree de vet couldna give yur momma much in de way oh info & we hope de chiro dood CAN... we noe itz de werst.....KNOT knowin....hope full lee next week will proove way better in get yur mom sum info & ewe sum helpz ♥♥♥

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  35. No jumping around sweet pea
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  36. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Oooh, a wheel chair! You're very special indeed! And I hope the chiropractor helps! (Our Dog-friend Simon gets that and he says it feels great on his back!) Good luck, our paws are crossed! (Surgery is awful, so our paws are crossed that you can avoid that too!)

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  37. Going through the h*** of surgery and recovery and not being assured that the problem would be resolved doesn't seem like a good idea to us either Whitley.We hope a chiropractor can make you feel better ; all our paws are crossed for you! You look really pretty in your plaid jacket, sweetie.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  38. Hugs and love for you my furiend! We love you!

    -Achae

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