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Since writing about our insurance renewal yesterday Obi has had a meningitis relapse. I knew it was a possibility but was so optimistic as he has been so lively and active recently. It all happened so first, just like the first time.

Yesterday morning he was absolutely fine, running around like mad with a bunch of dogs in the park and having a great time. In the afternoon when I came back from the school run I noticed he was very subdued and not moving around much. By tea time he wouldn't eat/drink unless I lifted the bowls up for him and then I noticed he was struggling going down steps on to the lawn. I immediately started to suspect a relapse as these are signs he first showed last time, pain in the neck and back :( I spoke to the Emergency vet and she advised me to give him 10mg of the steroids he had been on (luckily i had some left over). He perked up a little after 4-5 hours. This morning he had bloods done and the results are back and the relapse is confirmed. He's now back on steroids for the next 2-3months. The only comfort I can take in all this is how quickly he has responded to the steroids. He's just had another 10mg dose at tea time and he's really picking up now. The response is quite amazing to witness. Naturally I'm devastated but trying to remain optimistic.
 

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CLARE cant believe it, just as you'd posted yesterday. Thank god you are so aware now of his signs and symptoms and that quick action on your part has probably prevented it getting worse. Is it just a matter of staying on the steroids for a period then???
Just shows how in tune with him you are. I hope he continues to improve , will be watching eagerly for your posts.... you know how Obi is one of the poo's we all have a soft spot for. Much loveto you all :hug::hug:
 

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CLARE cant believe it, just as you'd posted yesterday. Thank god you are so aware now of his signs and symptoms and that quick action on your part has probably prevented it getting worse. Is it just a matter of staying on the steroids for a period then???
Just shows how in tune with him you are. I hope he continues to improve , will be watching eagerly for your posts.... you know how Obi is one of the poo's we all have a soft spot for. Much loveto you all :hug::hug:
I know Karen, can't quite believe it. Feel like I jinxed him somehow :( It's been a shocker of a day and I've just had a bloody good cry, then a bath and now feeling better. The good news is that he's picking up really quickly and to look at him now you wouldn't believe he was the same dog as last night/this am. I wish I had taken video. So yes steroids for the next 2-3 months. At least I know what I'm doing this time.
 

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Oh Clare, I am so sorry to hear about this, poor Obi. :hug:

Thank goodness you knew what was happening and were able to treat him quickly and I am so glad that he is responding well. Sending big hugs your way. :hug: :hug: xxx
 

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Oh my goodness Clare! really feeling for you guys. hoping that he can fully get over this....what is the likelyhood of a relapse after this one?
Please give him some gentle hugs and kisses from me and Lady.
 

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Oh my goodness Clare! really feeling for you guys. hoping that he can fully get over this....what is the likelyhood of a relapse after this one?
Please give him some gentle hugs and kisses from me and Lady.
you know what I just don't know who to listen to any more. The RVCH said a 30% chance of relapse. My local vet locum said she knew of a dog that relapsed twice and warned it was common when he went in for his neuter a couple of weeks ago. I was also sharing notes with Ali (Beau's mum) and her specialist said relapse wasn't common. I must the unluckiest 'Poo owner ever :(:(
 

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Clare - I am so sorry that Obi has had a relapse - its just not fair - for you not him! He has the best owner who is aware of how he is feeling and can react quickly. Just love him as you so obviously do and I am sure he will be back up to tip top health and making you smile again.
I really feel for you x
 
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