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Old 31-03-2017, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Judy's ED has blown badly again today
It's been about two and a half years since the pitiful sight of her limping towards us with her right leg held out to the side at a horrible angle marked the beginning of her issues.

We keep asking ourselves what have we done lately for it to blow up so bad.

I'm taking her to the vets tomorrow to get some Metcam and we'll begin the two week process of as much rest as possible and hopefully getting her back to the level she's been at for the last few years. Tonight I will pray the vet doesn't make us a referral case to Fitzpatrick's and I'd give anything for her not to have an operation. She's 8 years old now, 9 in October, and I think recovery from that could be a long, long road for her.

I'm also gutted I've got a new job where it'll be hard for me to take her hydro in a few weeks time. Looks like I may use some holiday up for that.

Get well soon Jude my little love
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So sorry to hear about Judy.Do hope with rest she will be back to normal.
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Hope she recovers.
Think the sad thing is they can't get better. Arthritis doesn't go away.
Luna's about to have a first dose of Gabapentin in her brekkie... it's time to up her pain relief.
Thinking of Judy x
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Poor Judy and you, I hope the vet can make her comfortable with some meds.
Maybe you could try some hot and cold compress as well, it certainly helped Mischa when recovering from OP.
Hopefully resting will help also.

Loads of get well vibes for your girl {{{{{{{{{{{{{{:-) }}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Poor Judy. Hope the vet can make her more comfortable soon. x
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Thanks all.

So the vet couldn't see us today so we're there tomorrow at 11:00am.
She's a lot better today and not limping half as much - but they are just so brave and stoic these beasts. I can see in her eyes she's not comfortable or happy but I've rested her as much as possible and loads of massage.
The cheeky lunatic done me in twice today - once when sniffing a fox or cat out in the alleyway and wanting to run around the garden in full bouncer mode and another time in doing a full on high jump at me for a gravy bone. Bad leg my backside!!!

We'll do all we can for her. Eight years of joy is little trade off.
Thanks again everyone.

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It's hard, having dogs.

Personally at that age I'd not even consider an operation. I would rather manage the situation, even with a regular low dose of Metacam. When managing Anna's Arthritis my vet informed me that a regular daily low dose was better for the dog than an occasional normal dose.

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It is hard - the joy is immense, although I'm quite a negative person sometimes so I'm kind of looking over my shoulder at all times even more as the years tick by, (if you catch my drift).

So the vet agreed it's the ED with the elbow feeling crunchy and the muscles around being quite rigid.
Got our 32ml's of Metacam and he agreed with our suggestion of complete rest for three days then a week lead walk only and not very long one's at that.

It's heartbreaking. She knows it's not right. She knows she should've been tearing around the National Trust Park with us this weekend as she does almost every weekend. She knows she confined to her bed.
I just hope she knows we're doing it for her own good.

Massive wrap on the knuckles as well for us. Jude is about 2Kg's heavier than last vet weigh in. So now I blame myself as well as feeling totally gutted for my girl.

All fingers and paws crossed here for a speedy return to Judy's "normal".
I'm now going to research deeper other alternative remedies.

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It is hard - the joy is immense, although I'm quite a negative person sometimes so I'm kind of looking over my shoulder at all times even more as the years tick by, (if you catch my drift).

So the vet agreed it's the ED with the elbow feeling crunchy and the muscles around being quite rigid.
Got our 32ml's of Metacam and he agreed with our suggestion of complete rest for three days then a week lead walk only and not very long one's at that.

It's heartbreaking. She knows it's not right. She knows she should've been tearing around the National Trust Park with us this weekend as she does almost every weekend. She knows she confined to her bed.
I just hope she knows we're doing it for her own good.

Massive wrap on the knuckles as well for us. Jude is about 2Kg's heavier than last vet weigh in. So now I blame myself as well as feeling totally gutted for my girl.

All fingers and paws crossed here for a speedy return to Judy's "normal".
I'm now going to research deeper other alternative remedies.

Thanks again for messages from all
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Poor Judy Hopefully the rest and metacalm will help, we have our paws crossed x
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