Re: Spinal Meningitis
Ok...this one is a mystery to me....
Was totally fine on Wed. Thursday morning...she could barely walk, mopey, in pain.
Went to vet that day...had fever of 103.
put on antibiotic - after two days - returned to vet and fever was still present.
Put on new antibiotic (cephalarion??something like that) 500 mg....has been on for 24 hrs...fever still the same.
Dog is in pain...if you move her the wrong way...she yelps in pain (mostly from touching front end area...neck, top of back, etc...doesn't seem to have pain in rear end...can sit normally, etc)
Appetite is still good - unchanged
4 year old female Doberman - spayed - was in excellent health. (came from rescue so total background is not known). I think he has her about a year.
On Sentinal and Frontline
Was tested for Tick related disease - negative
Blood work - normal - specifically white blood ct - normal
Tiny amt. of blood in urine
Liver enzymes off slightly - vet thinks could be due to fever
If fever is not down in another day...the vet is thinking maybe spinal meningitis and sending to a specialist for spinal tap.
This was a total sudden onset.
I questioned about exposure to any poisons, any trauma, etc...all negative. This is a house dog as well.
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