Today marks the 2nd anniversary of my emergency IVDD surgery. For my newer furiends, here is my #ivdd survival story... Friday 13 November 2015, I didn't really want to move much & showed some pain in my back left leg. Mum was a little worried but had to go to work so she put me in my crate (my safe spot) & made a call to the vet & I was to be seen later that day. Mum came home from work to take me to the vet & found me laying in my crate with both of my back legs completely lifeless. She scooped up my crate & rushed to the vet where she was told that I would need surgery & was sent straight to the Emergency clinic. The vet did an MRI & I went straight in for surgery. Mum was told that my surgery went well & he was hopeful I would make almost a full recovery even though he had to remove more calcification & problems than what showed on the MRI. He said my spinal cord looked well but had lots of swelling & bruising. I spent the night in ICU but mum stopped by first thing in the morning. My tail was wagging & I was able to stand for a few minutes on my own. Later, when the surgeon called mum after checking on me, he told her that in the 10 years that he has been a surgeon, he had never seen a little dog like me show so much improvement so quickly after this type of surgery. I was able to relieve myself & stand for a few minutes at a time. I spent one more night at the hospital before being allowed to come home with mum! My recovery was quite fast & after 6 weeks of strict crate rest, I was feeling much better!
All was looking good until mid January when I started showing neck pain. It was so bad that it caused me to seize up my neck & back completely & I didn’t want to move at all. After another bout of pain meds & crate rest, the pain was gone & I was back to my crazy, energetic self!
Send a little love to my furiends 💖♥️💖