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Nellienoodles

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  1. Coping With Botulism

    Thank you for sharing, We have been very fortunate with our vets the senior vet took Nellie home every night he was in ICU and gave us hope when we felt helpless and unsure if we were being cruel (at day2) we are now at day 25. I completely understand what we are getting our selves into we both work from home and put a minimum of 15 mins up to 30 mins out of every hour into Nellie, he is fighting and we will fight with him every slow step of the way.
  2. Coping With Botulism

    Thank you some good advise We are up the mountains from Cairns, I don't know how to use peanut shaped rolls. We today have just got Nellie to his feet, as you say just for a moment it obviously is exhausting for him, I understand the loss of muscle and how weight bearing is vital. We are very conscious of the risk of sores and he is on a soft but supportive mattress, he gets rolled every few hours.
  3. Coping With Botulism

    I put this in the wrong section I am hoping there is someone who has experienced this awful journey with botulism and come out the other side- Nellie(Nelson) is an nearly 8yr old dogue de Bordeaux who crashed literally from standing a bit wobbly to paralysed In less than 2 hours, he was in ICU for 10days could not eat or drink for most of that time, raging temps up to 40.5 and initially could only breath and move his eyes. He is now in our care and is tended to 24/7. Now he can lift his head, squirm and wiggle, and if we put him into sternal recumbency can flomp to his side. he was 50kg possibly 45-7 kg now and still has complete flaccid paralysis of all four legs. He eats well, urinares and defacates by himself, we have to move him from lateral to sternal recumbency to eat, but he is "helping" now. I guess what I would like is info on what you did to get your dog mobile, I massage and physio daily but, I am concerned he is "forgetting or unaware he can use his legs- with his sheer size and weight he is very hard to manoever. Has any one made a sling? Or had success with a physio ball with a giant breed dog Any help sugestions would be gratefully recieved thanks
  4. I am hoping there is someone who has experienced this awful journey with botulism and come out the other side- Nellie(Nelson) is an nearly 8yr old dogue de Bordeaux who crashed literally from standing a bit wobbly to paralysed In less than 2 hours, he was in ICU for 10days could not eat or drink for most of that time, raging temps up to 40.5 and initially could only breath and move his eyes. He is now in our care and is tended to 24/7. Now he can lift his head, squirm and wiggle, and if we put him into sternal recumbency can flomp to his side. he was 50kg possibly 45-7 kg now and still has complete flaccid paralysis of all four legs. He eats well, urinares and defacates by himself, we have to move him from lateral to sternal recumbency to eat, but he is "helping" now. I guess what I would like info on is what you did to get your dog mobile, I massage and physio daily but, I am concerned he is "forgetting or unaware he can use his legs- with his sheer size and weight he is very hard to manoever. Has any one made a sling? Or had success with a physio ball with a giant breed dog Any help sugestions would be gratefully recieved thanks
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