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Old 01-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, Kitzi, maybe we'll just have to start calling you 'Chester'!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sorry you didn't get any answers on Kitzi's limping. But maybe just not doing anything further is the right course of action for now and it may just be the way Kitzi is. He sure is a special boy and has a great mom and dad!! Hugs to you all!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sandi, I take this as good news....Nothing major on the CT. You guys have done everything possible so maybe it's time to do watchful wait. Kitzel is so lucky to have such devoted mommy and daddy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If Kitzi held up the back leg all the time & did not alternate between them, I would be inclined to think it might be a habit w/him too, but it is so irregular that I can't make myself believe it is w/him.
Yesterday the vet felt at first that it might be the way the head of the bone fits into the pelvic area, and when he moves it causes pain. He has become somewhat bow-legged in the back legs and that was why he thought this may be a problem. He also has muscle loss on the left side.
He called it a real conundrum.
Sandi could he be alternating because he had both legs operated on? just a thought. they say they can have residual skip/limp in a leg (post op) that is hard to get rid of sometimes. so why couldn't he have it in both legs? Hope this makes sense to you???..LOL
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Sandi -- was this in Greece or in Vienna?

Either way, you and Dwight have gone above and beyond for little Kitzel. When A&M couldn't find an answer, I didn't think there was more that could be done until/unless new procedures are found or some other advances in medicine.

Hugs to my sweet litlle boy. I just adore Kitzie.
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Sandi, with the muscle wasting, you know something has to be going on-- but maybe at this point his symptoms are actually related to the muscle wasting, and not a different injury. I still have to do physical therapy exercises with Cozette to force her to use her rear legs-- like the water treadmill did. If the muscle is wasted, I could see how after a while he would skip, since it likely gets fatigued more quickly. These are just my thoughts regarding such a confusing picture, and of course your vets are the best resource.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Sandi, with the muscle wasting, you know something has to be going on-- but maybe at this point his symptoms are actually related to the muscle wasting, and not a different injury. I still have to do physical therapy exercises with Cozette to force her to use her rear legs-- like the water treadmill did. If the muscle is wasted, I could see how after a while he would skip, since it likely gets fatigued more quickly. These are just my thoughts regarding such a confusing picture, and of course your vets are the best resource.
Thanks Jackie. I know that dogs don't normally use those back legs like they should to build muscle so we will probably have to try exercise---ugh. I am not even good at my own!
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Sandi -- was this in Greece or in Vienna?

Either way, you and Dwight have gone above and beyond for little Kitzel. When A&M couldn't find an answer, I didn't think there was more that could be done until/unless new procedures are found or some other advances in medicine.

Hugs to my sweet litlle boy. I just adore Kitzie.
I remember Lynn, looking across the room at HH & seeing Kitzi had come over to you and curled up---he is a smart little guy and ever so loving. He seems "tuned in" to people & is not demanding. I don't think there is a pup w/a sweeter character than this one. We are blessed!
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