Monday, January 03, 2011
Our Basset is Broken
He lost his ability to use his back legs yesterday and we took him to the emergency vet. After three steroid shots and a round of prednisone, no improvement, we took him to the neurologist this afternoon, and they did an MRI, and called to let us know the result.
His disk material was protruding about 2/3 of the way into the spinal cord. Surgery was our only real option for him to reach a good outcome. So we bit the bullet and now are just awaiting news that he is awake and in recovery.
My sweet McGyver has built him a recovery area in our house as it will be a long recovery for him... 4 to 6 weeks.. poor Basset.. I will update later this week