Concussion treatment in dogs

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779793 tn?1235859826 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.
524760 tn?1212552249 I was visiting my 7 week 2 day old papillon puppy at the breeder's and I had it in my lap while I sat on a little stool. The puppy was sort of looking around like it was thinking about jumping down, but appeared to be too scared to do so. Then, it just went for it.
Avatar n tn 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?
1051397 tn?1253817260 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.
Avatar n tn Are you affected worse during weather changes or rainy or humid weather? Or in summer or winter or all the time? I ask because I live in a mild sub tropical climate and mine used to be worst at the start and during winter which is dry, but the last couple of years I'm affected really badly when it rains and in the humid stormy summers.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
4043517 tn?1374010173 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.
Avatar m tn Chihuahuas are the only breed of dog who have the same open spot on the skull that human babies have. In dogs it is called a molera, in human babies it is called a fontanelle. Since he is part Chihuahua he may or may not have the opening in his skull. If he does, and if he hit that part of his head when he fell, he could have a serious brain injury and definitely needs to be evaluated neurologically by a vet. ASAP! Please let us know what the vet says.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar m tn he yelled aloud i took him in my lap he was quiet then .. it hurted me heartly ,while i was on my way to market i prayed to god to hurt my leg hand or teo but spare his pain . hes quiet OK now but hes slow . will he be ok as he was ! his striking sound was like dropping a stone on the cement :( m so scared , my blood is geetin cold .-.
1736482 tn?1311619609 I have also been getting headaches off and on but I am not sure if they are related to all of this or not I had a concussion Dec 26th and have had headaches ever since. And I have been getting pain in my legs especially my right one. And when I am on the toilet or sitting on a lower seat my legs will go to sleep even if its for a minute. In 1997 I had my tonsils & adenoids removed. And in February 2008 I was in a car accident and totaled my car and hurt my back, muscle damage.
Avatar m tn When I saw her yesterday, she was sedated and her seizures were nothing more than her little feet kind of twitching (paddling) in the air like normal cats and dogs often do in their sleep. Yesterday was the day of the injury and I just feel maybe we should give her a little more time before giving up completely. What to do?
719310 tn?1230349959 Unless you have a frequent intruder on your land, all I can think of is high-level night time birds or squirrels in trees? your room...ghosts?? Well, probably not, Dogs are incredibly inventive and intelligent. If they need fun/exercise/action of some kind, they are quite capable of inventing something to make some excitement and run around a bit.
441781 tn?1204844957 I had to stop him from running out of the room to remind him that my foot was still not in walking position.He said not to worry because I would probably regain full motion in my ankle and he didn't see any need to change the cast. I went home and gradually started to feel better. I was happy because I felt like I was healing. However for the past I started feeling alot of pain. It feels like I broke my ankle again. I feel like my foot is not connected to my leg.
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.
604197 tn?1292308636 I had a head injury walking up my steps in March 2009. I fractured my skull, had internal bleeding and have also lost my smell and taste. I went to a neurologist, who said the same thing as everyone else "3 months if it will come back" I can't accept this. I still eat like I can taste. It's amazing what people (including myself) take for granted. I never even knew this kind of thing was possible. I have an infant, a 6 year old, and pregnant w/a third. Can this affect the unborn baby?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Two and a half years ago a string of traumatic events occured in my life. In the months following the traumatic events I began noticing a change in my vision.I had many more floaters in my eyes, double vision,blurred vision,and extreme sensitivity to light.
243614 tn?1266201137 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.
237152 tn?1206654636 This may sound strange, but I'm the husband of a 31 year old woman who had a hysterectomy 8 months ago. She hasn't been the same mentally or emotionally since. She has been sleeping on the couch since the first of the year, has buried herself in her work, has little to do with me or our three kids, and is just not at all the same person. I'm not the only who has noticed. All of my family has been asking what's wrong with her.
Avatar f tn Have suffered constant, intense, sometime debil- itating pain since. Because this was a Work. Comp. injury, there have been many delays in treatment. Since the May 1996 surgery, I have had 4 MRI's, 2 bone scans, epidurals, weeks of PT and nothing has helped.
148987 tn?1287809526 Drinking while on tx is .....pointless. So in NO WAY am I endorsing/encouraging drinking while on treatment or with the virus. As soon as I found out I had HCV, I quit and I never drank on tx. My doc basically gave me the green light on moderate he believe it has nothing to do with SVR or bringing back the virus, However, I'm pretty sure his idea of 'moderate' and my idea of 'moderate' are completely different things.
429155 tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
724734 tn?1230944872 If the diagnosis isn’t correct, the treatment will be ineffective – or even cause harm. Unfortunately misdiagnosis is common in the management of hypothyroidism. If you go to a doctor with hypothyroid symptoms, you’ll simply be given replacement hormones without any further inquiry into the cause of your condition. Even worse, if you have hypothyroid symptoms but your lab tests are normal, you’ll be told you’re “fine”.
Avatar n tn When there's widespread numbness and tingling along with other scattered symptoms, it's difficult to localize the lesion to specific spots in the brain that may be damaged by MS. However, there is a small amount of patients who DO have nonspecific, vague neurologic symptoms that don't localize anywhere and the MRI shows classic MS spots throughout the brain and spinal cord. In your case, though, the MRI (should have brain AND spine) was clean which makes the diagnosis of MS much less likely.
Avatar n tn I am now experiencing pain in my other arm and back of my neck. I am in the study here in Reno, Nev. I was rear ended in 2005, 1-1/2 years ago. I have just recently started having this right arm /neck pain. Something is just not right.-?I am taking percocet almost every day,had an x-ray and they said everything looked ok. i am now waiting for an approval for MRI - somethingis not right in my neck!! I AM GETTING NERVOUS ABOUT THE PAIN. I will keep you posted.
147426 tn?1317269232 She was pretty sure it was MS but would not diagnose me. By then I was in some pretty severe pain. The only treatment I received was pain pills and anti-seizure medication for the tremorsl. I was finally layed off after my short term disability ran out. I could not afford to pay for the insurance myself so I then had no insurance. My neurologist would no longer see me. A year went by and my family doctor was great. He helped all he could and kept my pain medicine perscribed for me.
975514 tn?1325001538 We are in Fall here where I live and looking forward to Winter. A low pressure system has moved in, so my body aches very bad. I have to change my treatment plan which includes exercise ideas for these months, so I can keep my mind and body happy. Thanks again for joining us FMsufferer. It's nice to meet you!
Avatar f tn There is a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of doctors who are not trained in the best testing or treatment methods. I think the best we can do is openly and honestly share information with eachother without judgement, discuss our findings with our doctors and hope that someday they will find a way to shut off the cause of autoimmune disease. I have had the best luck with natural approaches, but even they represent challenges.