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jaxsonthebulldog DR | 5 years ago

Hoping For Some Help Or Direction. Our 2.5 Year Old English Bulldog, Jaxson, Has Been…

Hoping for some help or direction. Our 2.5 year old english bulldog, Jaxson, has been fighting what we were told was a middle ear infection, for the past two months. He has been on antibiotics, anti-nausea, steroids, pain medication, naturopathic drops and Vitamin B injections – you name it. All at the veterinarian and hospitals discretion.
Some days were better than others, but the basic symptoms included,
-head tilting to the left
-lethargic
-loss of balance at times
-loss of appetite
-weight loss
-depressed/disconnected
-occasional moaning

Last Thursday he had what appeared to be a seizure and was immediately rushed to the hospital. 4-days later he is still in ICU with cause unknown.
-x-rays good
-blood work came back good with slight elevated numbers in his liver, but so small it was okay.
-spinal tab showed 0 count on white blood cells (the norm is 0-4)
-MRI showed an irregular area in the right brain stem and an irregularity in the right medulla. That will explain why he’s delayed to correct the paw-claw correction test.
The only other thing they saw that’s irregular in the brain was on that same side in the cerebellum (sits right above the medulla). But that won’t cause the dull and circulating to the right, which he does do sometimes.
Dull, pacing, circulating – these are usually symptoms of the front brain.
-Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, but his spinal tap was normal, no elevated white blood cells.
-middle-inner ear seemed ok on MRI
The other consideration is Lymphoma in the brain, but this usually has high white cell count and targets older dogs.
-They see dysfunction in an area of the brain, but struggling on the underlying cause. The diagnostics do not fit nicely with the dysfunction.

Can anyone please help? The worst part is not knowing.

For further details go to: https://www.instagram.com/jaxsonthebulldog/

Thank you in advance

Feeding schedules have always been consistent – morning and evening bowls of “Taste of the Wild”. Regular daily walks and routine visits to the vet. All shots/vaccines up-to-date.
Had surgery on his eyes in March of this year because lashes were scratching the cornea. At which point his cherry eye was also corrected.
Healthy happy pup, until now

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
5 years ago

I’m sorry I really have no suggestions for you.  Just wanted to say I’m thinking about you and your family and I hope Jaxson pulls through!  

Good Luck!

Let us know what happens!

Dr D

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5 years ago

Tick bites? Ringworm? Only your vet can tell you.

Shaniqua Brockington
5 years ago

Try looking up impetigo… Its sort of like a bacterial infection…give the dog some benadryl only a half tablet and try using oatmeal medicated shampoo 2xs a week…it helped my fur baby!

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5 years ago

i would take her to an exotics vet.  everything you’ve listed sounds medical, and a vet that specializes in small animals/exotics would be able to help you.

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Joe Mccollum
5 years ago

Can you provide a picture!

julie brader
5 years ago

Hi, there isn’t a way we could tell you what this white spot is in your dogs eye. 

The only way you will be able to find out whats wrong is by taking your dog to a Vet and letting him see the eye. It could be detrimental to your dogs sight, so please do let a Vet have a look.

Hope shes ok and good luck.

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Kelly
5 years ago

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