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Hello again all! Kiana's recent vet visits have opened up some serious health concerns one of them being Laryngeal Paralysis. I am very worried about it as her symptoms seem to be on par with it. Does anyone at all have any experience or advice for this? In a few months when I build the cash back up I am going to get her tested but it requires anethesia and that scares me since she already has breathing problems. Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated. I have done some research on it but all the info is intimidating :/

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Oh no poor Kiana! I've never had any experience of this but hope you can get her sorted soon, You must be worried [emoji20]


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Thank you I wasnt overly concerned last year when our vet suggested it wa allergies but now when she is sleeping she will take a deep breath and basically chokes on it and wakes herself up :( she looks so scared when she cant seem to get enough air. It started about 3 years ago when I noticed she seemed to always kinda choke on her water :/ I hope someone has experience Im at a loss here :(

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I didn't know anything about this so I had a quick look on pet md.
one interesting thing I spotted listed on the possible causes was an underlying thyroid condition. Didn't you post about thyroid problems recently too?

Here's a link to the page I was looking at. Also worth mentioning is that typically when I look at stuff on
web MD they do tend to talk about the most extreme possibilities and worst case scenarios more so than other websites. Try to keep in mind that this isn't always the case for most dogs and people who's symptoms, severity and prognosis are often not the doom and gloom scenarios you read of.

http://m.petmd.com/dog/conditions/respiratory/c_dg_laryngeal_disease


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Oh wow that was a good bit of info thank you so much for that! I did start a thread about thyroid issues but didn't realize someone already had lol sorry you can delete it if you would like i can follow the other one ^_^ I got so much information that day my brain was waaaaay over loaded. From her blood panels so far she does have low thyroid which our vet is concerned over. That article also explains why she mentioned the paralysis I had no idea they could be connected. Kiana has been hiding quite  few things from us that only her blood panels revealed the muffin. After her UTI is taken care off we are going to do a new test of her thyroid and talk more about what will be done to check for the paralysis. I'm kind of irked now that the vet that seen her for her annual last year passed it off as allergies and that I left it at that. Some pet parent -_- But that's neither here nor there. To be honest Im just overwhelmed we went in for shots and to talk about her possibly having displaysia and noow she has a uti, weird calcium issue, thyroid problem, possible nerve damage in her back end not displaysia, and a serious throat condition. . . all the while she is happy as a clam pretending she has nothing wrong silly marshmallow. Thank you sorry lol this turned into a bit of a vent the past 3 wks have been a head spinner O_o

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No worries, we all need to vent from time to time and this is definitely somewhere where you can bet people will understand what you're going through and support you. [emoji3]
I didn't mean anyone else had posted about thyroid issues, I meant was it you who posted it? I thought it was but wasn't sure. Either way though, I wouldn't delete it, no two experiences of the same thing are identical and it's useful to both parties to see the similarities and variances from case to case.
I really hope things come together soon for you all xx


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Thank you we will get hwr sorted and back to squirrel pestering in no time I am sure ^_^ 

Oh no Emma you are right it was me lol if I had looked first I would have seen the post right before mine I know it can be annoying having the same subject multiple times on a forum I was worried I was cluttering lol. Im ao glad I can still come here and feel so comfortable asking for help its definitely not in my usual nature but this place is so homely.

I have really missed this place I cant believe how long I have been away O_o I feel like that one relative who just calls once a year to see how things are lol 

 

As a side note its interesting the more I research this disease the more I see huskies as a breed being listed as prone to it but in the 2yrs of research I didnt before deciding on the breed I dont remember it being mentioned in the possible conditions. Is this a new thing?

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I'm not sure tbh. I haven't seen it mentioned before but I also haven't been looking for it either. People who come to the forum asking for help may list the symptoms and we'll say see a vet but unless they come back afterwards and say "I've been to the vets and this is what it was" then we'll never know.
That doesn't tend to happen too often either as when dogs/people are sick they generally tend to post the most. Once a resolution or answer has been found then typically you don't tend to hear too much. They're busy getting on with their lives again, normality resuming I suppose.


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Ah yeah I could see that I suppose. Its noce having great people like this forum to run to when panic and fear set in. At least everyone here completely understands ^_^ In a few months once her UTI is clear we are going to talk about proceeding with her thyroid test and doing her hip and throat xrays to see if nerve damage is causing her problems there. I will keep this post updated as much as I can so hopefully if it comes up there is a referrence for them. Its going to be quite a long journey it seems.

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Good luck. [emoji256]
If you're feeling overwhelmed at all, it sometimes helps to focus on the "right now" issue you're working on rather than the whole bigger picture. Just keep your focus on what you're doing now and then once that's resolved, focus on the next. Helps to keep you grounded through the rough times.
Fingers crossed for you for swift answers and you know where to come if you're having a bad day. Xx


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My first hysky got it when she was 4 , also struggled to breath and drink water. Took her to vet and specialis she had laryngeal paralisses had the op done R20000 later , her one flap was sowed halve open and she could breath easier and was a lot better only thing her her food had to be on the groud aswell as her snacks. She was fine and eventually had to be put to sleep as she got cancer.

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