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Old 04-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Sorry I missed the last one.
Grim is doing fine....about the same.... moving ok but some days he gets a little wobbly. DM came back as carrier but I am not so sure about the test.

He is retired though I may take him to training some and since his cert is still good may continue to work him on shallow grave problems for the rest of the year as they are not physically very stressful and usually involve small areas. ....
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #152 (permalink)
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UPDATE

Grim had his last visit with the specialist today and they are impressed with his progress. I did not mention the Chines Medicines and Acupuncture but they suggested 6 more weeks of progressively incresing walking and I can start him back with playing fetch again. Also swimming is good whenever we can fit that in.

He still has not, in his mind, ruled out myelopathy though the primary opinion is disc compression.

So slow and steady a lot of hill walking every other day and a lot of sit to stand excercises to help rebuild muscle.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #153 (permalink)
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This is good news! Hope he gets better every day!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Update - Grim has not had any acupuncture for several months and is still on a Chinese herbal "hindquarter weakness" - his last blood panel was stellar, though he had a UTI but it cleared up nicely and the recent urinalysis was normal.

Just got back from a one mile walk up and down hills (we had not done for a couple of weeks) and not ONE toe scrape at all. And when I cut him offlead to go to the gate, he was prancing around like a puppy.

I am still not sure on the DM test. I do think though that he must not have DM because I don't think he would have improved over the course of the year. We still have to do a lot of work to keep up his rear legs muscles though.

The vet is talking about some therapy involving cytokines (something new and not nearly as expensive as stem cell therapies) more on that later. Right now, I don't want to upset the apple cart too much.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #155 (permalink)
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That's very good news, I'm glad he'd feeling better
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Glad to hear that Grim is feeling better!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #157 (permalink)
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good news!! When I had Sami on chinese meds, she did wonderful, I'm all for them)
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #158 (permalink)
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Go Grim, go Grim...you got it. Uh-huh!
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Thats wonderful!
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