Sorry, guys. More info in the news post.
Get well soon. Don’t lose the Cone of Shame until the vet says.
Oh no! I hope your little doggy will be all right. All the best for you & your family. I look forward to seeing this comic update again. Take all the time you need! <3
Hi! Judging by your tweets, your puppy is slowly getting better! I’m glad to see that things are going in a positive direction! I hope they keep going that way 😀
Any news about the puppy?
Thank you for your concern. He’s made no further major advances yet, but we are hopeful. Still can’t walk or go to the bathroom on his own, but he’s pretty happy having his humans help him with that.
How he got sick or hurt? Did he have a fight with other dog or something? I myself have a cat -one agrresive monster – and I was REALLY wirried when he consumed something he shouldn’t have. Luckly the doctor did great job and my cute monster have fights with me and my parents.
What your doctor said about the puppy? Is there a chance for him or her to walk normally?
Our fur babies can cause us so much worry, can’t they?
Buzz has Intervertebral Disc Disease, it’s something he will always have to live with. As a dachshund, his breed is very prone to the disease. As the discs in his spine degenerate, any force on his spine (even something small and innocent) can cause an episode, which puts pressure on the spinal cord. We’ve removed stairs and jumping on and off furniture from his daily life, but this time he lost use of his legs while he was in hospital for stomach problems. His GI tract was bleeding (we weren’t sure why) so he was overnighting at the hospital to get that under control.
Unfortunately there are no guarantees he’ll get all his function back, but there is always a chance. As Trish said, it takes time. We had to solve his stomach problems and control his pain, and get the inflammation in his spine down. As the inflammation goes down, function in his back end can return. Apparently there’s no time limit for that. It could take months, years, or might never happen. But until scar tissue has properly formed, he’s at risk of doing more damage and needs to be kept as still as possible. He also needs to have his bladder expressed regularly to prevent UTI’s. So he’s keeping us busy!
From what I understand, it takes time. IVDD related things need patience and love;all of which you and your family seem to have in abundance. Much love from the other side of Canada.
Exactly. There’s a lot of waiting and seeing. And we have seen some improvements, we’re just waiting for the next milestone: hopefully being able to completely empty his bladder!
Thanks for the love! We have been needing a lot of it these past couple of months.
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