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 Post subject: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their cockers
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:30 am 
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Oliver has been diagnose with it. His left eye won't blink, left side of his face droops, collects food, walks like a drunken sailor, looks like the left legs aren't very coordinated. Pants awful in the evening as his breathing very restricted and labored. What I would give for eye and ear problems instead.

I was on vacation as this became a serious problem, he lost about 5 pounds, would not eat. His water intake was over two cups a day but back to normal now. So he must had this problem for years and none of the vets recognized it. Form UC Davis to the vets today.

I had made up my mine to treat his CUSHINGS then this happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:24 pm 
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I don't have any experience with this. Just want to say I'm sorry for what your poor boy and you are going through. It sucks not to have answers.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Sorry to hear this, Joe. How can you tell he had the problem for years?

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
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To go along with things checking his heart one vet said something around four years ago that he must snore out loud. Not really as our other cockers really cut the logs. Don't remember what the vet said at the time but notice something wrong with his breathing.

After changing to other vets with his surgeries that heavy panting started and kind of made a joke out of it. Picking him up in the afternoon. After the last wort surgery using a local it was really bad!!! Took two our more hours for him to the catch his breath. I kept saying something was wrong!!!

His heavy panting got worst and is really bad in the evenings, today enough it makes you to go crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLRlnLT_tiA
Kind of what it sounds like but Oliver's is a lot louder.

Today his left side starting with his eye won't blink, the third eye lid kept it lubed his face drupes, about a 1/4 inch. Walks like a drunken sailor like a stroke. He stopped eating when I was on my trip back east as my wife thought he was going to die. He was in really poor shape, lost 4 1/2 pounds. What ever happened, he was on blood pressure pills at the time.

Most be the old dog in him. All the blood work did not show a thyroid problem. 1/2 CUSHINGS. Right now his is panting in the bedroom. Telling me their soup out there to eat.

Laryngeal paralysis is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes the larynx to lose its function. The main purpose of the larynx, also known as the “voice box,” is twofold: to open while letting air in as well as close to keep food out of the trachea…

DON'T FORGET HIS TRIP TO UC DAVIS THEY DIDN'T FIND IT THEN EITHER! As it was happening then!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:28 am 
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IT IS CALLED HORNERS SYNDROME AND IS LIKE BELLS PALSY IN HUMANS LEO HAD IT ON BOTH SIDES AND WENT BLIND FROM IT NEEDS TO BE TREATED WITH STYROIDS!!!!!!! I POSTED AN ARTICLE ON LINE ABOUT LEO! https://fidoseofreality.com/health-condition-threaten


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
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With all other his other health problems the vet did notice one eye pupil larger than normal or one extra smaller, she never experience that before. This was the start of his down ward health problem before June. Then a possible stroke as my wife put it, as she thought he was on his death bed. He did not eat four a week but drank water. Lost five pounds. I was on the East coast with my son and grand son. When I got back I noticed his third eye lid was staying up and infected. His left legs are very weak. I figured it was possible brain tumor that causing his Cushings. His ears were never a problem. He can still hear and see. We are using lube on both eye's. Recommended by the vet. Well he is back eating and drinking as normal. Needs to be carried down the three steps but can climb back into the house.

I asked if they do autopsies? she yes, but not the brain as we could learn more about what is happening if things came to his end. Learn about his Cushings and his internals. They would send the head to UC Davis, I said no way.

He is our second oldest lived cocker.

Special thanks Tom. I'll call the vets tomorrow for a heads up.

Joe

Last visit the weak eye was slow in response to light as it seemed much better that several weeks ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
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Just an FYI our vet thought Leo had a brain tumor and wanted to put him down that was three years ago! Other than the fact he is blind from the Horner's he is a healthy happy playful pup and quite independent! We just cant move furniture with out letting him know! He does get ear infections easier than before though. I thought he had had a stroke when hit with the Horner's as his face was parallelized and he walked in circles....

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
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Our Ginger had Horners Syndrome. One side of her face was paralyzed, food and water fell out of her mouth on that side, eye couldn't blink. She did fully recover from it though and did not loose her sight or anything. Took a bit for it to go away though. I know some get it much worse though.

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone experience LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS in their coc
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Don't think it's Horners Syndrome has to had been a stroke caused by the stress of CUSHINGS. Homers doesn't effect walking right?

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