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Old 04-15-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi There, My 5 yr old, Lola was literally screaming in pain. We had no idea why or what happened. We went to the vet immediately. They put her on 4 prescriptions. Every week went back in. No improvement. Her right side seemed a bit lazier than the left. Not paralyzed but not "normal". We then took her to a specialist. They did a ct scan to discover a ruptured disk. She had surgery on Monday. Because of where it was attaching to her spinal cord they had to cut through the muscles on top of her neck instead of going from under. They said it is a lot more painful. She stayed for 3 nights and is finally home with us. Our concern now is they she cannot walk!! They said that is considered normal for awhile, but I guess I am looking die reassurance.  The great news is that she isn't in pain anymore. Any suggestions or words of encouragement. Thanks so much. P.S. Her surgery and stay was $7600, but worth every penny of it makes her well. ��
It may take a while for the swelling to go down to regain mobility. I know it took a few days for my corgi's legs to work again after surgery. IIRC though his ability to move increased gradually. Once he did get mobility back I took him to physical therapy and that helped a lot.

If you don't see any improvement in a couple of days I'd give them a call.

Good luck and I'm glad she's feeling better.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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I have a 11 soon to be 12 doxie, my sweet baby Cali. She has been waking up from sleep yelping and screaming in pain. Vet and ER think it's back issues even though we are unable to recreate the pain with the doctor. We have her on tramadol and metacam but she still has these "spasms" whenever she is sleeping. All other motor functions seem to be in tact, only difference is she is a bit withdrawn most likely from the medication. Any one else had a similar issue? I know she is old but the signs just don't add. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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Yikes! Note to self: Never get a Dachshund! I never realized back issues were practically a given.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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I have a 11 soon to be 12 doxie, my sweet baby Cali. She has been waking up from sleep yelping and screaming in pain. Vet and ER think it's back issues even though we are unable to recreate the pain with the doctor. We have her on tramadol and metacam but she still has these "spasms" whenever she is sleeping. All other motor functions seem to be in tact, only difference is she is a bit withdrawn most likely from the medication. Any one else had a similar issue? I know she is old but the signs just don't add. Any help is appreciated.
I'd take her to a specialist. She could be action withdrawn because she is in some pain, even on those medications.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:54 AM
 
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Yikes! Note to self: Never get a Dachshund! I never realized back issues were practically a given.
Many breeds have changed a LOT over time. Here is link that shows what several breeds used to look like (includes the dachshund) before AKC show/breed club standards changed. Not sure, but I think I began noticing these drastic appearance changes starting maybe in the 80's or 90's?

In the 1970's a relative had 2 dachshunds and they looked like the first pic. Very healthy and lived a long time with no back issues.

https://healthypets.mercola.com/site...5-vs-2015.aspx
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