Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cocoa, Florida 32926
Help! My GSD is going downhill fast!
I'm posting this again with a more urgent request for help. Last Friday, Elsa was diagnosed with MMM and the vet did a jaw manipulation to stretch the muscles and put her on 20 mg prednisone, 3 pill per day for 10 days, then 2 per day for 10 days, finally 1 per day for 10 days. So, she has been taking the 3 pill per days since her procedure last week. I noticed that she seemed weak and in pain, but attributed that to the fact that she needed time to get over the effects of the anesthesia and jaw work. But as the week progressed, she seemed to gradually get more lethargic and depressed.
From the time I posted my questions and concerns yesterday, my GSD Elsa got progressively worse. Late last night she was acting like she was "drunk" for lack of a better word. She seemed weak, unsteady, and just plain sad. Maybe in pain, maybe weak from lack of eating enough, etc. Anyway, by this morning she was really bad, and her right eye was starting to bulge. I had already made an appointment with the vet first thing, so off we went. He examined her and agreed that something is seriously wrong. She is at the clinic now. He will try to figure out what is going on. It looks bad, so I'm very worried. I've tried to do research on the internet for anything else that could be wrong and have come up with a few possibilities which I shared with him. Just hope we can figure it out in time to help her.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.