Treatment for concussion in dogs

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I am so sorry about your GF's dog! If he has not improved by tomorrow he should go back to the vet for in hospital treatment such as IV fluid administration, Steroids, and other medications. If there is bruising, inflammation, disk disease or injury to the spine the steroids may help, unless the spine is severed or partially severed. The rigidity to the neck that you describe is not a good sign.
v=mOgJIQvQMO8 I don't know what to do! He is in my breeder's hands for four more days and I'm afraid she won't take it seriously enough and that if he has a concussion he'll suffer brain damage or die. Please look at the videos and tell me what you think. There's pretty much nothing I can do right now, but I want to know how worried I should be.
The vet said that all dogs don't handle concussions the same and that there wasn't much to do but wait. How long is too long for a puppy to be in this state with a concussion? When will it be too late for her to come out of it okay?
When I took her to the vet he said that she had some missing teeth, a concussion, brain swelling, and no activity in her right eye. He gave her a shot to stop the swelling to the brain and another shot for some other reason. He also gave me a creme to apply to her eye to see if she get's that vision back. She seemed to be in less pain when we got home but she was still very disorented. She was getting stuck behind things and walkng with no destination in mind.
Just recently and after being smoke free for a couple weeks, I was shopping in a department store and it began again for me. Sure enough, I looked down and saw a shiny floor and realized that this floor to gets waxed and stripped! And so you know........... once you are exposed, the smell does not disappear once you leave the area. For both me and my co-worker, it can remain in your system for up to 2 days before it completely disappears.
Today after progress I lost my balance, grabbed the rail on the front porch to steady myself but kept falling. Went backwards, hit my head on a brick, broke at least one toe, soaked in Epsom salts, bloody and foot swollen, butt and side throbbing, goose egg on my elbow. Confused. **** this hurts. Back to like my bike wreck. I feel so awful right now. **** **** ****. Thought I had this under control. Apparently not. My foot hurts so bad. My head is swollen.
I realise these tests and treatments are not cheap, but the alternative is to leave him to his own devices, but potentially this could be fatal for him - or leave him in pain (dogs do not usually show how much pain they may be in, unlike humans). Sadly, Mother Nature is not always kind and considerate, so while it may be a very difficult financial decision, I hope you will do your best to get him the appropriate care and treatment.
She doesn't eat people food, and she wasn't used to the other soft food she ate so she could have just thrown up from that, but it looks most likely now that she suffered some head trauma when she hit the table (it was a hard whack) and they said it's kind of a wait-and-see thing, if she gets better in the next 12-24 hours with the treatment she's had so far, great... if she doesnt, it might get worse. I am just so upset, we've only had her for a month and a half, she weighs 5 1/2 pounds...
I think it is wonderful, what you have done already for him. Now go save his life. Because veterinary treatment could be that urgent. God bless you, and little one.
I have a spiral fibula fracture. I could not put my foot in walking position. My lower left leg was casted for the first two weeks and I was no weight bearing. Doctor told me at the end of the two weeks I would get a walking cast. During that time the pain was terrible. I passed out because of the pain. At the two weeks, I visited my doctor and he said looks good see you in four weeks and I was still no weight bearing. No explanation.
In February I had abdominal pain and my chest had felt tight but I didn't think anything of it, it only lasted a few days then left. In April it started back up but it was abdominal pain only my chest felt tight at times but not to often. I had seen my OBGYN in the end of April and mentioned it to her, she thought maybe it was a stomach ulcer so asked that I see my family dr. I went May 7th to Dr Larry Miller, my PCP and he ordered blood work.
When my cat had a head injury (a concussion, not nearly as serious as this sounds) the vet gave me an anti-inflammatory to bring down the swelling in the brain and painkillers so she could rest easier allowing her to heal faster and better. I am surprised to hear your vet didn't do the same. It may be worth asking your vet about it. Hopefully someone with more experience than me notices your post soon.
I don't have absolute proof of life after death, for dogs, or anyone, or that when he died he did go to a place like in my dreams, but those dreams were happy, and comforted me, and I would like to think that it was so. Anyway, back to YOUR Toby! It sounds like he has made such a strong bond with you, and that is great. But when you go to school in the mornings he is upset. That's called 'separation anxiety'.
Tried to sleep, no joy so went for another 3 mile walk, pain in legs gets bad. Sunday 18;30 Had to take Terri to hospital, ( bad cut to finger ). Home at 21;00 had some food, bed at 22:00, ARMS AND LEGS DRIVING ME CRAZY,REAL BAD,got up at 23:00 went on computer, then went for a drive, home at 01:30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30.
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I've only read about it in texts that are the equivalents of emergency in-the-field treatment for woodsman/hunters. But I get the impression this cat will probably die in about a week if you don't do something. Otherwise the eye will heal or not; the big issue is infection. You'll have to find antibiotics if it does infect. As far as the head swelling... that really depends on whether or not it's a straight contusion and swelling or if other complications arise. This one is beyond me.
I'm not sure what medication he's no but they said it was to reduce swelling and he's on an IV saline drip and oxygen. He was outside for a few hours before we found him and before we took him in to the vet and they say it lowered his chances of survival. However when we went to see him he was conscious enough and seemed to respond to my voice and responded to touch.
my last treatment stay was in 1983 for 25 days.I went in2 detox for a few days then on2 treatment floor.I detoxed myself in my own aprtment b4 i went in which i would not advise anyone to do...i was beyond miserable and damn sick.Treatment floor consisted of day being broken up in2 group therapy,educational lectures on the disease concept and individual sessions as needed with primary counselor.We were taken out for AA and NA meetings and some meetings came inside to us.
I have had swelling in both ankles for months now i have lost use in my left foot i cannot bend my toes or move toes off of floor i am feeling numbness also.have pain in back of legg from knee down.
He said there is the possibility that the fall I had caused a tear in nerves for my sense of smell. It is very difficult at times. The not knowing and continuing to have no sense of smell or taste is very depressing at times. But, when I find myself getting down I try to remember that things could have been much worse or even fatal. Keep you chin up.
she was thrown into instant menopause, which along with the stress physically and in her case emotionally is just too much for her.
In my c3 and C4 I just foud out I have a bugling disc . What is the treatment for it. I was his by a semi in January and am now having problems. When the accident happened I had gotten a x-ray done and my C3 and C4 were inverted so I dont know if it hasnt healed or not or it it will.
about various tragic consequences of ones self will...... it is in those same rooms. There's room for self will and some room for some humor as well in this disease. No one in AA tries to control peoples drinking that WANT to drink. That is insanity as well.
Please stay strong and know that deep down everything will be OK and that positive attitude will make all the difference in the world in how the next few months play out for all of us. Have a great Sunday everyone!
At times I feel short of breath like my lungs just dont work properly, I get pains in my abdomen and back and in my groin area...cramping in my calfs if I stand for a long time, continual headaches and stiffness. I am a 35 year old female that was totally athletic growing up. I show dogs and work a full time job. All I can say... take it one day at a time. My brother is also having problems with HYPERTHYROID and Panic attacks. Niether of us were ever very sick as kids.
Remember...shoot for 3 servings a day. My snacks are usually when I get my dairy servings in, in the form of nonfat yogurt or fat free cottage cheese, mostly. It really does help to get your dairy in. I don't see much in the way of healthy whole grains in your daily diet, except for the oatmeal you mentioned. Brown rice, polenta, quinoa, barley, bulgur...they are all wonderfully healthy and full of fiber. They give you energy that isn't quickly turned into fat by your body.
Krista, I SO have everything crossed for you. btw, I never remembered to go in with a full bladder so mine was only ever kinda half full and it was no problem. And you have so got nothing to apologise for in the self-absorbed arena!!! Sally, the pic of the kittens is SOOOO sweet! I found a new born kitten a few years ago and I used a syringe to feed it baby formula and kept it in this little box with a zip lock bag full of warm water wrapped in a piece of tshirt.
Also, i've heard that fibro is less common in males, which might explain why it was not considered for so long in my case. Anyway, thanks again for hosting this forum. It feels better being around others who can appreciate what you're going through because goodness knows, not many people - doctors and family members included- really understand the depth of the pain and how it interferes.
Thanks, Keyan & rachjas! I am definitely staying positive & have been drinking A LOT of water =) rachjas: My trigger actually won't be til Tues at the earliest. I'll go in for another u/s and b/w in the morning & hopefully my estrogen will have come down enough to get the "go ahead" =) I'll update tomorrow! mamatina: Welcome back =) Enjoy your reunion & best wishes to you & dh!!!
This is the use of Plaquenil, a drug originally used for malaria. In a recent trial 83% improved or cleared completely when used for three months or more. ref:http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/urticaria.html Hope you are better informed about your condition and find it useful.
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