#mondaymotivation from my Tucker.
September 2016 tuck had a fall out of the truck... seemed fine, shook it off and continued on. We have him he full pay down to see if anything was bothering him... he seemed fine.
Over the course of a few days he began showing signs of something bothering him, yelps here and there, lifting one foot off the ground, full pay down and always nothing, he seemed fine .
(rewind 2 months and 4 months)
Tuck had been snoozing on my bed all day when I picked him up to snuggle and he began flailing in the most bizarre way. His hind legs kept splaying open and he could stand. He would fall over sideways and his head was twitching repeatedly to the left. I rushed him to the vet and they told me he’d eaten POT.
I insisted he didn’t but hey insisted he did. Hours later he was normal and we went home.
Maybe 2 months later same thing happened ... we were visiting my dad and the dogs were playing in the yard when all of a sudden Tucker’s legs flipped out from under him and the splatting began again.
Back to vet hospital, he’d eaten pot again..... so they told me.
HE FOR SURE HADN’T. I asked at this point if it could be neurological? Could it be his back?? As a #daschund I know it’s common... NO HE ATE POT!!!
Now back to the main story. About 5 days post fall he woke me up in the middle of the night screaming.
Back to vet hospital (same one the whole time FYI)
After doing an x-ray I was told he had some calcification on his spine which was inflamed and to give him this new medication and that he should be fine within 5 to 7 days. We got home about 3 AM went back to sleep and by 6 PM he was about 75% paralyzed
Back we went, and was told he would need surgery, but that it would take a couple of days as the technician in charge of the scan would want to wait a few days to make sure he didn’t recover on his own. So we headed to Vancouver next morning and had surgery that day. His recovery was incredibly fast.
We were told it could take a few days until he would be able to pee on his own (which is the sign that you can take them home ) he peed on day one!!!! 3 months of learning to walk. And now look at him
Victoria, British Columbia