Dogs and strokes??? We're holding vigil with our boy....

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hootowl

Mountain climber
VA
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Cragman, get Cush to a vet! If it's "vestibular" (inner ear/balance) problem it's treatable and correctable! My sister's cat had this, and on prednisone and some anti-nausea meds has come back to life, with just a wee bit of a head tilt. Like Cush, it seemed at first as if Stella had had a stroke.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Just talked to the vet again....heading down to Bishop shortly...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
LUCK be with you and Cush!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Good Luck!! We're all pullin for ya Cush!
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
^^^^^+1
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
The last couple of times we took him down off the mountain, he had a real hard time getting his ears to clear as we came back up in elevation.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
All the best wishes for Cush & you guys. Love the pic of doggy dress up.



Randisi fuq off. Nothing nice to say ? Then STFU.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Crag that could very well be an inner ear thing then! Fingers crossed..


and +1 for Tami..
weezy

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
GO CUSH!! hang in there bud!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Keep us posted.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Thanks to all you guys....this is hard stuff....he is such a huge part of our family....

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ruppell

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
The last couple of times we took him down off the mountain, he had a real hard time getting his ears to clear as we came back up in elevation

Crag

That COULD be a sign there is an ear issue as well. On your way back up take Lower Rock Creek Rd and stop often to let the pressure equal out. Either way the vet will give you a diagnosis which will help you and him deal with whatever is going on. Hoping for the best.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Cragman,

Sorry to hear about Cush. Hoping everything works out and for the best.

Thanks for being there for him,
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Hazel Ray is sending her vibes from the spirit world.. GET WELL CUSH!!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Glad to know you're on the way to the vet. It was just over a month ago that I thought Teddy was dying, and SoftCookay kicked my rear and said "Get to the Vet!" Teddy just had a hell of an infection, and because of it was thrwoing up which through his balance completely off. With vet care - rehydration and antibiotics, Teddy was on the mend within 24 hours. Had I delayed to the vet much longer, or thought there was no hope, Teddy would not be here today.

Godspeed Cush!



Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
The Taco is shining down on us....and for that, we are deeply appreciative....thanks to you all....

Cush, after summiting Mt. Conness with me...

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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Oh Dean , Bums sends her love from heaven....
Bunkster
Bunkster
Credit: SCseagoat

I do fostering for Lab Rescue and going to pickup a foster today....we'll send good vibes your way and later we'll be up at the Dog Blessing Walk on Land of Medicine Buddha and pray for you guys..
"Special Blessing for Dogs  by following the Stupa Path"  The signage ...
"Special Blessing for Dogs by following the Stupa Path" The signage couldn't be any more clear!
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Susan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Good hope bump..
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Sending my best wishes over your way Dean.

Dogs lives go by too fast. It's especially tough when you think you'll get 12 or more good years before they start to go downhill and some problem kicks in early and they go downhill fast. But this could just be temporary.

One of our dogs was having problems a few months ago (he's getting old) and it turns out the majority of the problem was dehydration. He'd be spending a lot of time indoors because it was cold out (he's primarily an outdoor dog) and the alpha dog (primarily an indoor dog) wasn't letting him get water. The vet injected water under the skin in his back (he looked like Quasimodo)and he was much better.

If his ears aren't clearing let him chew gum during the trip. Just kidding, but maybe trying to get him to yawn (by yawning yourself and it IS contagious for dogs) or giving him some small treats to chew and swallow on the way.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Zuni sends his supreme posture vibrations!

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