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michellelucysmom
14:54:44 Mon
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My poor pitiful baby.....

Just wanting to know if any of you have experienced this with any of your white babies.. Lucy is 2 years old and has no health problems that we know of. Saturday starrted out like any other day then about 12:00 she started acting very lethargic. By 1:00 she wouldn't get out of bed. My husband tried to get her to stand up and she couldn't on her own. We could prop her up but it was as if she didn't know how to walk. One step and she would tip over. We took her to the emergency room of our vets office and she was favoring her right front leg and rear left leg. She was all hunched up and her tail was locked down tight. He couldn't find anything wrong, other than the obvious. He gave her a cortisone shot and some steroids. By Sunday morning she was eating & drinking again but was limping on her front leg. today she is much much better, but I am baffeled as to what could of happened. She had been playing with my mom & dad's boxer, who is quite a bit heavier. Could she have gotten a concussion?? (They tend to not look where they are going when running & playing) Could she have eaten something? (rarely out of our sight) Could it have been a seizure??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Michelle

  
SashasMum
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Good grief Michelle that sounds terrifying! I hope Lucy is feeling much better now.

I am thinking that if it had been a seizure then it would have been the same side, front and back - same with an epileptic fit etc.

Had it been really hot when she was playing and she just made herself ill, as well as maybe banging her legs? How strange that it was opposite sides?

I am really sorry, but I am at a total loss on this one!! I do hope that she recovers fully soon and that it never happens again!

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kerrigan
17:55:43 Mon
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i am at a loss too, goodness you must have been terrified, the only thing that has made Rock lethargic is when he has eaten something he should`nt have but he has never been as bad as Lucy, i hope she is okay, you are right about boxers not looking where they are going and they do have hard impact when they hit you with their heads so it may well be that she has collided with the other boxer and suffered a concussion, keep us posted Michelle

  
gingerboy
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Hi Michelle

You have me baffled slightly but the lethargy sounds like Tash when she was stung by a bee, she would not stand up at all and just wanted to be left alone to sleep. She was fine by the next morning - we were lucky to some extent because we saw the bee sting her but unfortunately didn't manage to get the venom sack off her in time as she went bonkers and then collapsed, at the time she was about 1 year old.

Concussion is a possible one although the way she did not want to use her legs sounds strange, mind you a boxer with concussion would take some doing Molly our brindle once ran into out cast iron spiral stair case and had blood pouring from her nose, how she didn't knock herself our i still don't know to this day.

Anyway I digress - how is she now, if she is back to normal then I would suggest keepig a close eye on her and if it happens again get her straight to the vet. How long have you been with your vet? If you have every faith in them explain that you are very concened and would like test done for epilepsey, heart function etc just in case as you never know what might be going on!!

But fingers crossed Lucy is OK now and will remain so in the future, Hope that you do not have a repeat performance, although I am sure that everybody on the site is hoping Lucy is OK!!!

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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Hi Michelle

How is little Lucy now?

If she were older and not such a babe, I would have wondered if she had had a slight stroke. If its only a slight stroke they can recover quite quickly. Best person really to know for sure is your vet.

Scarey time indeed.

Hugs to Lucy.

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jacquie
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Hi Michelle
Sounds quite frightening.

My friend had the same kind of thing in her boxer last week. She had just been vaccianted. She has never shown a reaction before, but the following moening had to be carried down stairs as Ellie couldn't walk. She could not even go to the tiolet. Her paws were slightly swollen but couldn't bear weight. She was given an injection and piriton by the vet but was fine the next day!
Also one of Lorraine's boxers had a similar reaction to a vaccination and now only gets half a dose.
Let us know how she's doing.



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jacquie
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Oh both the boxers I'm talking about are not white. I dont honestly think it's a "white thing" just a "boxer thing"



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jilldemo
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My Daz has pulled that stunt. He looked like he had a problem with a back leg, to the point where he could not seem to get up. The most he could do was to prop himself up on his front legs. We were very worried. On calling the vet, we got an appointment for the afternoon. He had been playing hard with other dogs earlier, as they do.
Half a hour before leaving for the vet's, a neighbour came to the door, as I opened it, I saw Daz coming to greet whoever it was. Still pretty unsteady though. By the time we got to the vet, there looked to be no more wrong with him bar favouring one hind leg. The vet found nothing. All she would suggest is that he may have hurt his back in some way whilst playing. For the next couple of months Daz would favour a variety of legs (only one at any time). But nothing so serious looking as the first occurrence.
I understand your worry with Lucy, I was very emotional at the onset too.

  
jacquie
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He he Jill
that reminds me af a stunt Blue pulled when we had only had Sasha for a few days. They had been out playing in the back garden. Running to the top round the tree and back down again! I noticed he was limping really badly. Wouldn't put any weight on his back leg. The Vets was shut at this time ( ofcourse). Derek lifted his leg and felt it all the way down, It seemed ok. He wouldn't weight bear the followning morning, even coming downstairs. I was nearly in tears just looking at him in pain. Anyway to cut a long story short I was on the phone to Lorraine saying how I thought I had better get him to the vet when it opened. Loh and behold he thought I wasn't looking and was walking fine!!!!!!
This went on for over a week, when he thought he wasn't being watched he was fine. In the end we realised that it was all an act as Sasha was in such a bad way he thought if he was sore he would get sympathy too!!! just like the big kids they are:jump:



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michellelucysmom
13:54:02 Tue
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Thank you all for the helpful info.

I trust & love our vet. They are very thorough. He was going to run numerous tests and send her to a neurologist if she didn't improve by Monday. She is doing much, much better now. Barely can tell she had anything wrong. I'm starting to think she hurt her back. she is very bouncy, but if you start rubbing between her shoulders & along her spine she just lays down. Maybe she is still sore. But she is sure going for the "Most pitiful puppy in the World" Award!

Thanks again,
Michelle

  
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Glad to hear shes improving. Certainly sounds like shes maybe pulled a muscle or a nerve in her back, and no doubt she'll be fully back to her old self again soon.

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Great news Michelle lets hope it was a little rough and tumble injury and you have no more episodes.

Had to laugh at Jacquie's comment about Blue reminded me of Molly when we used to get ready to go upstairs for bed she used to start shaking ala epeleptic fit, we were really concerned and used to cuddle her up. To cut a long story short it transpired the crafty mare used to hear the word "bed " late at night and do a bloody good impression of a fit - clever, crafty wee babies aren't they!!

Hope all is well Michelle and hopefully next time you post it will be in chat rather than problems, that way you can take the mick out of us all!!

Take care and fingers crossed, Paul

  
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Glad to hear Lucy is on the mend Michelle. keep us posted

  
jacquie
09:29:16 Wed
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and they say boxers are stupid! VERY clever breed!



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Glad to hear Lucy has fully recovered. Strange things happen and I suppose you may never get to the bottom of it, unless it happens again, and fingers crossed it doesn't!!

How clever some of these babies are, just for a little attention! Sasha isn't that smart, she normally just chucks a toy at me!!



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jacquie
07:26:39 Thu
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Does it work Karen? If yes then she's doesn't have to anything else LOL



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