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Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 PM
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Wow, interesting Natalie. Glad Jack is doing somewhat better. Hope he recovers quickly. Also glad the Emergency Vet is so great!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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Wow, I have learned something new today. I never even thought that the tail could affect a dog's balance.

Jack knows he can throw all kinds of curves at you Natalie because you are so knowledgeable and if you don't know, you will find the answer.

It's a good thing that you had access to excellent vet care and hope Jack recuperates quickly.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
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Jack seems slightly better today but he's still subdued and didn't really object to being rested today. This evening when he went out to potty, he managed to raise his tail above his hips for a couple of seconds. First time he's done that since Monday night. It's mostly hanging limp with just the first few inches standing away from his body a bit. But he has wagged it multiple times today.

If I want to turn in an insurance claim I will need a formal diagnosis - not sure whether to get that from the e-vet or talk with our regular vet.

Jack was due for blood work anyway so had them do a panel and everything looked lovely on that, including his thyroid level.

And Jack was so good at the vet's too. They put him through quite an exam - the orthopedic exam involves a whole lot of pushing and pulling on his legs and neck - plus x-rays and a blood draw and a urine draw and an IV injection of the pain med. He managed to tolerate it very well and was not muzzled. Everyone on duty that night was very relaxed and had quiet personalities.

Think I will call the regular vet tomorrow and see whether I should bring him in for a formal diagnosis.

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Old 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM
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So glad you are seeing come improvement Natalie. Also glad his blood work is fine.
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Glad jack is better and I must say
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Good to hear, Natalie. Hope the improvement continues.
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Glad he is getting better, and I just love Jack's story. Finally got some time to read it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:40 PM
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Yay! Puppies tail wagged! NOTHING better than that! Ok...maybe puppy bellies but not much else! Hugs!
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Hi Natalie

I posted a note to you yesterday, I am not sure where it "went". This is my first time ever participating in a forum so I am a bit rough.

At the risk of repeating myself, I was just sending my feel better wishes to your lad, and to thank you for taking the time to send me your reassurance regarding Mac's eyes especially when your plate is so full!!

Much appreciated.

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Hi Sian,

You posted the note to my profile page. If you click on my user name, you can go there and see it and my reply. Thanks for your kind note!

Never thought I'd be so happy to see a simple curl of Jack's tail!

Outside he's holding it generally at hip level or higher and the cute little curl at the end is back most of the time plus he's wagging it a lot more. Before it was just hanging limp and flat like a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey fake tail... Still not 100% but much improved and he's obviously feeling better too.

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