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Right, qwick reminder, My Tyler is 13 1/2 and has Laryngeal Paralysis, he has been on Predno Leucotropin for a few months prior for his cough and stiff legs, After colapsing a few days ago the vets discovered he has this Laryngeal Paralysis they put him on Prednidale, the first eve after a day on meds I came home to find him very confused and not his self. Spoke to vet he said would not be the meds! I was not convinced so took him off all meds for 12 hours and he became aleart and back to almost his usual self, decided not to give med last night and speak with vet today, however 3 am he started panting so I gave him a Prednidale only cooled him down and he was fine, he does not seem to bad on the Prednidale alone so could a mixture of the two be causing the un wanted side effects?

I am in a dilemma, he was panting again today and have had to keep cooling him down with ice to stop the panting, I have fans on and it is pretty cool in his room, I am worried 24/7 that he will over heat again and suffocate, read up on the op and it's seems to have a real success rate but obviously there are risks too! What do I do??? I love him so much and just want to do whats right by him!!!

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What is the outdoor and indoor temperature where you are? I know nothing about Laryngeal Paralysis but it sounds like Tyler is as much stressing because he can't breathe easily as it does that he's overheated.

I would talk to the vet again about his condition and also check into the surgery you were considering. I'd get a second opinion from another vet or a veterinary university.

Sounds like you adore your boy and it's very hard to hear but at almost 14 years of age, if I could not make my boy's life easier and it was obvious he was in stress, I would have to evaluate what I was putting him through and possibly allow him to go.

Bless you and bless Tyler. Please give him a hug from me. Let us know what you find out from other vets or a university.
 
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Right, qwick reminder, My Tyler is 13 1/2 and has Laryngeal Paralysis, he has been on Predno Leucotropin for a few months prior for his cough and stiff legs, After colapsing a few days ago the vets discovered he has this Laryngeal Paralysis they put him on Prednidale, the first eve after a day on meds I came home to find him very confused and not his self. Spoke to vet he said would not be the meds! I was not convinced so took him off all meds for 12 hours and he became aleart and back to almost his usual self, decided not to give med last night and speak with vet today, however 3 am he started panting so I gave him a Prednidale only cooled him down and he was fine, he does not seem to bad on the Prednidale alone so could a mixture of the two be causing the un wanted side effects?

I am in a dilemma, he was panting again today and have had to keep cooling him down with ice to stop the panting, I have fans on and it is pretty cool in his room, I am worried 24/7 that he will over heat again and suffocate, read up on the op and it's seems to have a real success rate but obviously there are risks too! What do I do??? I love him so much and just want to do whats right by him!!!

OK, Are you sure your vet wants you to be giving him both of these meds, at once? It looks like both are a form of the same medication, except the Prednoleucotropin also contains Cinchophen , in addition to prednisolone) which is an analgesic for arthritis. I would check with your vet concerning this.

The other thing with prednisone, is you need to give it as directed for it to have the right effect. It works to suppress inflammation. After you check with your vet to make sure you are supposed to be giving both medications, I would suggest giving them, as prescribed, unless you are concerned that your dogs condition is deteriorating, and then I would take him back to the vet. If he has a steady dose of prednisone, already in him, then he should hopefully have an easier time breathing.
I had some severe lung damage, many years ago, and although the pred made me feel bad, it was much better then not being able to breath. Sadly, it took me over a year to get off the meds, completely, but they were necessary for my survival.

Are you taking his temperature when you say he is over heating? What are his symptoms? just panting? He could just be struggling to breath. If he cant breath properly,this coupled with stress could certainly raise his body temp.

I also agree with KCFilley, Your boy could have a lot of things going on here and I am hopeful that you and your vet will figure it out. *Hugs* to both of you.
 

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Another tyler update!

Thank you for all the replies! Have only just got back on line as things got really bad! After researching and researching, I decided it was either op or pts! I could not see my boy suffocate to death I owe him more than that. Contacted Dick whites, fantastic specialist, talked through the options regarding the op, cost was way over my insurance cover.

So i got on phone to my vet and asked to be referred to Dick Whites. He went in the same day, had op the following morning, and I am so thrilled to say I picked him up that night! Tyler is now spread out on his bed - breathing again!!

Apparently his airway was nearly shut only had 5 - 10 percent breathing ability, has been opened another 50%. Not out of the woods yet, obviously lots of changes for him in store but he can now live a relatively normal life again, for how ever long he has, vet said he was in fantastic health other than his little wobble on back legs, and said he sees no reason why Tyler could have at least another good year ahead of him! Obviously anything can happen, I know, I would never let my boy suffer!

Thanks to everyone that took the time to help me, this was the hardest decision ever but after reading the facts I only had two options, give him a chance or let him go!

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That is so awesome that Tyler had the surgery and is doing well.

When you have time, I would like to know about the surgery, what was involved, same day and home again and the cost.

Thank you for updating us.
 
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Vibes for a speedy recovery, and more quality time.
 

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Vibes to you. I lost my 13 year old Lab to LP last February. Very scary stuff for everyone. I hope for the best for you and your friend.
 

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Best wishes to Tyler for a speedy recovery. There's something about old Dobes . . . may you have many more happy times together.
 

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So happy to hear that the operation went so well & Tyler is doing ok.
May you have many more happy months together.
Big hugs to you & Tyler.
 

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That is so awesome that Tyler had the surgery and is doing well.

When you have time, I would like to know about the surgery, what was involved, same day and home again and the cost.

Thank you for updating us.
Thank you so much!! I took Tyler in the night before and he had surgery the next morning, I collected him at 5.30 the same evening. Only a small incision on the side of his neck!

He is still doing well touch wood, back to his old self, but desperate to get out and about, which he is not yet allowed! Has to drink from raised bowls to help avoid water passing down his open tube, and has to be fed 4 small feeds a day, hand fed! Feed is rollled into small golf ball size portions and fed slowly so he doesn’t try in haling the food! Again to avoid going directly down the hole! He loves this part especially as I have brought him the best food I could find including fresh cooked minced meats so one weeks feeding has just cost £40! But he really is loving it! I am sure I am going well over board but just want to give him the best balanced nutrition for his recovery! I feel I won't get out of it once he is better; think Tyler quite likes his new feeding regime!! x


Vibes for a speedy recovery, and more quality time.
Many Many Thanks!!

Vibes to you. I lost my 13 year old Lab to LP last February. Very scary stuff for everyone. I hope for the best for you and your friend.
I am so so sorry, it is so heart breaking and as you say scary!! Many thanks for your kind thoughts.

Rays & Hugs hoping for a speedy recovery.
Thank you!!!

Best wishes to Tyler for a speedy recovery. There's something about old Dobes . . . may you have many more happy times together.
There certainly is!! Thank you!!

So happy to hear that the operation went so well & Tyler is doing ok.
May you have many more happy months together.
Big hugs to you & Tyler.
Thank you Jobey!!

Glad to hear that Tyler is doing better

Thank you!

Lots of good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
Thanks so much!!
 
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