Originally Posted by Weezer
Is there perhaps a university near you that could do surgery, if that's an option?
Thanks for the great links. We will look in the stores.
Surgery has been discussed but is premature until we see how he progresses in the next couple of weeks. He is bed rest, no activities. His issue is in the spine just ahead of the shoulders the very hardest part to operate on.
The chances of any recovery from a surgical procedure with his form of this syndrome is not good. The unit we have looking at him is the best small animal college in the country (Canada) - Ontario Veterinary College. The Vet there was not keen on surgery. The Vet quoted odds of 70good 30bad adding maybe in the phrase other odds we have seen are 50/50.
If Brody's bed rest reduces the inflammation he may recover to some degree and it would be manageable after that and with the help of a ramp or some such device could help reduce overload stress on the spine?
For sure his days of jumping, tugging, retrieving, swimming and dock diving are over!
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions we appreciate any help we can get.