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hurtbs posted 6/3/2014 13:44 PM

My big baby girl (9.5 year old mastiff) is having hind leg problems. She had this issue last Fall and vet thought it was a minor stroke. She suddenly struggles with being able use her back right leg and her back left leg is also week. She cannot correct her toes (when you curl them under). When I touch her leg, hip, and back she does not react as though it is painful. She doesn't want to walk at all - usually when a dog injures a leg then can do the three legged hobble.

I have an appointment at her vet in an hour. This came on suddenly and progressively became worse. Maybe it's an injury, maybe musculo-skeletal. Not sure. Really worried. Please, keep me in your thoughts. At 9.5 years she is a "senior mastiff" but has been in exceptional health until the incident in the Fall and now. I'm really worried that this is very serious... waiting is the worst part! Image below (she's the big baby girl on the right)


Jrazz posted 6/3/2014 13:57 PM

Poor sweet girl. Sending good thoughts for you both.

Edith posted 6/3/2014 13:57 PM

Oh she is beautiful! And her sibling is as well. I will keep you in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

E.

Deeply Scared posted 6/3/2014 13:59 PM

Doggie prayers and good thoughts headed your way!

TheRealDeal posted 6/3/2014 14:09 PM

Good thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. (((hurtbs)))

lieshurt posted 6/3/2014 14:18 PM

Sending good thoughts and lots of mojo for your sweet baby!

deeplysad posted 6/3/2014 14:22 PM

She is very beautiful...sending positive thoughts.

FaithFool posted 6/3/2014 14:25 PM

Sweet faces, both of them. Sending mojo.

Charity411 posted 6/3/2014 14:30 PM

They are beauties. My good thoughts and prayers are on the way.

k9lover1 posted 6/3/2014 14:55 PM

Sending good thoughts your way. Such beautiful animals and I'll bet they are great companions and loved very much.

Faithful w/Love posted 6/3/2014 14:59 PM

Sending strength and good positive mojo your sweet girls way.

She is so beautiful. I love big dogs.

metamorphisis posted 6/3/2014 15:43 PM

Oh I just want to give her a snuggle . She's beautiful hurtbs. Sending all my mojo that she feels better soon.

Rebreather posted 6/3/2014 15:52 PM

My very best thoughts for your big, beautiful girl.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 6/3/2014 16:01 PM

Awwww... she's GORGEOUS! Sending good thoughts to you both!

hurtbs posted 6/3/2014 16:01 PM

Vet is nearly positive it's hip dysplasia. They gave me a referral to an orthopedic surgeon (can't see her until the end of next week) :/ Apparently, hip dysplasia cane have a sudden onset of symptoms. Shocking that it was never seen in her before now (9.5 years old). At her age, surgery is not really feasible so I guess I will be pursuing medical management. They gave me a ton of pills - pain killers, NSAIDs, and some Glucosomine (which I will wait to add to her diet until she can go to the bathroom without discomfort - don't want her getting diarrhea on herself).

Such a pricy problem...

luvbug0915 posted 6/3/2014 17:33 PM

Sending positive mojo that the meds help your baby girl.

Sad in AZ posted 6/3/2014 17:36 PM

Awww...poor baby. I hope you can find a way to make her comfortable. I know what it's like to have an unwell mastiff; they are such wonderful fur babies.

jo2love posted 6/3/2014 17:52 PM

Sending mojo and good thoughts. I hope the meds and orthopedic can help. Your dogs are beautiful.

lieshurt posted 6/3/2014 18:09 PM

I keep coming back to look at your baby. Her face is so sweet. How could anybody not want to snuggle with her and your other baby all of the time?

hexed posted 6/3/2014 18:14 PM

lots and lots of mojo!

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