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laryngeal paralysis

Postby ilikelily » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:24 am

We brought Lily into the vet last night. She had been sneezing a lot over the last few days, and then yesterday she started these terribly disturbing breathing/gasping fits. Our vet assumes it's laryngeal paralysis. I think the next step is to do a light sedation and take a look down her throat to know for sure, then surgery.

Has anyone else been through this?

I feel so bad because my boyfriend is really taking this hard and Lily was not herself last night or this morning. And we also found out she has arthritis in one of her elbows. It's like she just got old somehow yesterday. :crybaby:

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:08 pm

The breathing problems are scary, but the procedure to diagnose it is not. I'm assuming your regular vet will diagnose it and then refer you for surgery?? The tie-back surgery is not one I've ever witnessed so I would recommend referral if he doesn't do 3-4 a year.

The breathing problems are probably what is making her feel and act old, she is suddenly breathing through a straw...

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Maven » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:44 pm

he he he. They do tie backs on dogs?? And do they scope to diagnose as well??

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:35 am

You don't really need a scope to diagnose, you can determine laryngeal function under sedation by opening the mouth and looking at the larynx...

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Maven » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:20 pm

That's pretty neat. I was watching a horse be scoped today thinking about scoping dogs...

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:35 pm

I'm sorry about Lily!! I will keep you all in my thoughts/prayers.

I found this article that seems to explain everything: http://www.michvet.com/library/surgery_ ... alysis.asp

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby ilikelily » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Thank you Misskiwi67 you (like Lily's vet) alway make me feel at ease. :)) And you are 100% correct about everything.

Thanks for article and thoughts Ilovethepits!

Maven be interested to know that I too have been scoped ;) - stomach ulcers.

We ended up at the emergency vet last night. Something else seems to be going on with her, the ER vet assumes something neurological. The LP had actually subsided yesterday but then she started falling over. Today she is back to her old self but we are keeping a super close eye on her and tomorrow her regular vet will be in to see her and figure out what the heck is going on.

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Leslie H » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:02 pm

That sounds very scary. I hope she feels better soon.

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby dogs4jen » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:07 pm

That does sound scary, sending out the good vibes to Lily. I hope you find out what it is soon.

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby ilikelily » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:27 pm

We found out on Friday that more than likely she has a mass on her brain.

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:31 pm

Oh my gosh. I am so very sorry...so many tragedies lately :(

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:43 pm

:sad: I'm awfully sorry.

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:13 pm

ilikelily wrote:We found out on Friday that more than likely she has a mass on her brain.


Oh no!!! What changed??? I'm so very sorry...

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby patty » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:16 pm

:sad: I'm so sorry to hear this news

I will be thinking of you and Lily

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Re: laryngeal paralysis

Postby pitsnok » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:53 pm

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. :hug:


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