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Unsolved Neurological Problem

Postby RichSteiner » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:57 pm

Hi All,

I need to reach out to the community to try to figure out what is wrong with my 7 1/2 yr old buddy Charlie. We have been through all test we can think of under the care of a Neurologist, including MRI, Spinal Tap, Abdominal Ultrasound, and too many blood and urine tests to remember. He has been to every specialist at a large practice in Pittsburgh with everyone scratching their heads as to what could be causing his symptoms. So I'll start from the beginning as this all started in January of this year.

1. Started as a something that looked like a ear infection that was affecting his balance and has progressed.
2. Inability to stand or walk on wood floors
3. "head walling"
4. Trance like states, he can be pulled out of them by calling his name or otherwise engaging him. But even this is getting harder to do as time goes on.
5. running in to objects
6. lethargy/ difficult to wake
7. increased saliva output
8. "stiff" legs when walking
9. abnormal gate (shorter steps than would be expected)
10. Lack of interest in his favorite things.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but this is where we're at now. The funny thing is, when it's dinner time all of these seem to go away and he'll run to his dish like nothings wrong. Then immediately after he's back to these symptoms.

We have tried the following medications, please excuse spelling.

Enalapril - Blood Pressure
Pregnesone- Steriod
An Anti-depressant
Different antibiotics
He's been to a Chiropractor

Other than this, Charlie's been a healthy Brit since we adopted 5 years ago

I don't like to be the type of person to blame vaccines but this all started about 3 weeks after his yearly visit and shots.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure where to turn and I don't think He'll be around to see 2014 unless we can figure out the problem.


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Re: Unsolved Neurological Problem

Postby Cindy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:01 pm

I feel your pain and frustration and wish I could offer something ... anything ... besides sympathy. Having been through the diagnosis and continued frustration of trying to deal with an epileptic dog that we couldn't get the meds right for, I know how helpless you feel. Have you considered taking your dog to a good veterinary school for a workup? I don't know about PA, but here in VA the VA Tech Vet school is renowned for uncovering, discovering, and treating bizarre illnesses in animals. It does sound like you've done all the tests and treatments possible but you never know. Here's hoping someone on this board will have a good thought or suggestion but please know that you certainly have our thoughts and positive vibes. Charlie is lucky to have you. Hang in there.
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Re: Unsolved Neurological Problem

Postby Barb Wright » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:41 pm

RichSteiner wrote:....I don't like to be the type of person to blame vaccines but this all started about 3 weeks after his yearly visit and shots.

There is no fault with homing on a very likely "cause" of all the symptoms that began following a very "poisonous" visit to the vet. And since most vets do not recognize the symptoms of vaccinosis it is not surprising they are shaking their heads in confusion. My only suggestion would be to find a Holistic vet.....they work with the whole body not just body parts....or even a vet that practices intergrative (both Western and Holistic) medicine, and see if they can't help you. Mercury poisoning from the Rabies vaccine can cause many of the symptoms you describe.

It's a full plate for Charlie, poor pup, hope you can find some answers and solutions for him and yourself as well :( Fingers crossed and hopeful vibes headed your way for a good outcome....keep us posted on how it goes, we're all pulling for Charlie.
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