Monday, October 6, 2014

Shiloh's Dilemma (mom's too) - 2nd post today


Mom Kim here - ok, so I am real familiar with the signs and symptoms of IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease) and Disk Degeneration and arthritis - at least when they last a few days to a week or two.  However Shiloh is going through something, maybe different?

It started this past Saturday morning.  I had come downstairs to let Diva Shasta out - Shiloh came down too but a little slower - tail kinda down - not the bouncy step I had been seeing however he did mosey on out the door and slowly down the steps off the deck.  He pottied fine then came in - ate and drank fine.  By the time I left to run errands, about  3 hours later - tail was back up and Shiloh was trotting out to the deck stairs and down to the yard.  However this quick chang, back and forth, would happen at least two more times this past weekend.

Now today - well actually when I went upstairs to bed last night - Shiloh stayed downstairs on his orthopedic bed in the living room whereas he had been going upstairs usually.  So when I left for work this morning-
everything just fine.  When I got home, everything still good - let the Beaglebratz outside and Shiloh trotted across the deck and down the steps (2) just fine with tail up and wagging.  I think he was out too long and doing too much because when he came back in - moving slower and tail down but he still ate and drank fine.  Now when he is acting this way - mopey and tail down, forlorn look then he wants nothing to do with me, even walks away but when he feels better then he will come to me when I call him and sometimes even seek out attention - like just now.

Now I have not yet experienced this - what I consider to be somewhat rapid changes - has anyone else?  As I am finishing this, Shiloh walked over to me then I followed him back to his ortho bed, got him to lay down then covered him up with his towel - not spoiled at all.  Oh - part of it could be the weather - just like people - it has been cool to cold at nite with 70's during the day.        Tomorrow it is supposed to be around 80 so I hope that helps.
If you have any to spare please - maybe a little POTP for Shiloh?
 

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Have you considered doing acupuncture with him? I just saw an interesting article on its use for ACL injuries, and it worked well when my horse had colic. I sure hope he feels better soon!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey .... poor Shilo ...... that's not sounding like much fun for him. I do hope he is ok. Maybe it is just the cold but it's come on awful sudden like, aye?? I've got no solutions or ideas but I sure can send lots of POTP his way. Get better soon, aye, Shilo?

Julie said...

Oh dear, poor Shilo.
Sending lots of loves and licky kisses to help Shilo feel betters
Princess Leah xxx

Molly The Wally said...

Oh no poor baby. It could well be due to the change in weather. We send healing vibes and POTP and he is in our thoughts and prayers. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

oh poor Shiloh, and they can't tell us what is wrong.. it is odd it comes and goes.. prayers for Shiloh...wish i had some advice or knowledge

stellaroselong said...

We are sending our prayers your way, we hopes you figure out what is going on wif him.
Hugs
stella rose and momma

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are sending our POTP to Shiloh... pawhaps he just slept WRONG or the change in the weather is making him feel sort of OWIE...

Two French Bulldogs said...

When I did that, it was my disc in my back
Lily (& Edward)

Idaho PugRanch said...

sending some POTP for Shilo. It is so hard when they can't tell you what is going on.
hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Murphy said...

We have no advice to offer but can give him (and you) our POTP! Praying this gets sorted out quickly and with a good prognosis!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Dory and the Mama said...

Lots of POTP from us too...we hope you find out what is going on real soon!

Ruby said...

Oh noes! Wells, I wish I had something to add for you, butts I don't know much about this condition. So sorry. I can send tons of POTP and lots of AireZens and {{{hugs}}}} !!
I hopes its just the weather and you can feel betters real soon'
Kisses,
Ruby ♥