BESSIE was just examined by Frankie and Valentina’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. Balfour at ASEC who has been so wonderful in helping me fix these broken little pugs. We did scans and did not see obvious disc damage and so any sort of surgical intervention is not appropriate. Dr. Balfour believes this is neurological damage and she has no nerve/pain response in her legs. Even with expensive scans and surgery Bessie would have a very small chance - about 5% - of ever using her hind legs again. I needed to know whether there was ANYTHING I can do to get her walking again whether surgically or via therapy .. and we have that answer. The good news is that she is not in pain, but more so frustrated that she can’t walk - but we are in the process of getting her her very own WHEELCHAIR and she will have the freedom and quality of life she longs for.
Bessie also has a huge mammary tumor that I need my vet to asses when he returns. It is obvious that she has been living with it for a long time, but I want to know if it has any impact on her life and prognosis.
Other than that she is a sweet girl who just wants to be held and loved and never takes her eyes off me. Her inability to walk was not a reason to kill her. She can have a happy life with a wheelchair. I don’t know what the significance of the mammary tumor is yet, but whatever time Bessie has will be filled with love, care, and RESPECT FOR HER LIFE.
Thank you again for your support and love for this discarded senior pug lady. ❤️ #SeniorPugLivesMatter