The full Laboklin result came in and we have a diagnosis of steroid sensitive meningitis which means starting a regimen of steroids for at least a month. We are monitoring if he will have seizures, so far he hasn’t. Krasi feels very well, eats, moves, stands up on his own, tremors are reduced, goes for walks. He does not need special care, he stands up on his own and walks without assistance. Therapy – prednisolone, cognivan and tromcardin and steroids. Because the diagnosis is steroid-responsive meningitis. The therapy will be about 20 days, depending on the symptoms, the dose will be reduced and it should be monitored by stopping whether there will be tremors.
The causes of SRMA are not fully understood, but a reaction of the immune system (autoimmune reaction) has been established. The result of its activity is a strong inflammation of the blood vessels in the vicinity of the brain (inflammation of the meninges). The immune system begins to attack its own cells. Signs of SRMA include mainly neurological manifestations (unwillingness or inability to stand up and walk, muscle weakness in all 4 limbs, tremors and shaking, seizures, profuse salivation, etc.) Sometimes moderate to high fever, vomiting, refusal of food and general weakness. Symptoms may progress over time. With timely treatment, dogs can continue to live normal lives. About %-15% of them may relapse despite corticosteroid therapy.
On Krasi dog part of the panel in laboklin is ready, everything is negative including the Ghana. The scanner was looked at again and we have no finding there, so he can be discharged from the clinic. There is a vaccine from eco balance, castration and chip.
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After the scan, no changes were found. We are waiting for the results from Laboklin (Germany) – they were sent on Wednesday, the full result will be available within 10 days. Cognivan therapy has been prescribed. Eat with appetite. I stand up alone. For a few days he didn’t want to go outside the hospital, but today he successfully walked outside :)
“Neutered and returned” to the street with an Ecobalance brand. Whether the reason he fell into this condition and cannot walk is the result of the castration….only he can tell us. And we can only guess😶
Here’s what doctors say:
“Krassy the dog arrives at the clinic shaking, unable to stand up and has a neurological clinic. Normal temperature and normal blood tests. Krasi is very cooperative, eats with appetite, wags his tail and licks anyone who pet him. He has tested negative for infectious diseases.
He was found with a fresh wound from surgery – castration, which was done 3-4 days ago, there is a slight swelling and hematoma, but no inflammation.
For now, there is no need for an antibiotic, a scanner and cerebrospinal fluid collection have been appointed to clarify the diagnosis, an examination is needed in Laboklin (Germany)”
Dr. Velikova – CEC
Krasi remains for treatment and diagnostics at the clinic. He needs all of us to get ba