Oliver had his MRI this morning at 9a.m. and was in surgery by 10a.m. There really was no choice. He had a severely herniated disc in his neck that the surgeon said is causing him an extreme amount of pain. After the surgery we were told there was a lot of "stuff" in there that was removed and he will definitely be feeling better by tonight.
We certainly hope so.
He has now been transferred to the Emergency Clinic for the weekend. We plan to pick our little guy up Monday afternoon.
Our surgeon has alerted us to additional discs he is concerned about. He is no longer allowed to go up or down stairs, rough house or jump on or off furniture. J will be putting a ramp off of the deck for them. We'll be making them both abide by these rules.
Emerson is trying to hang in there, but boy is he upset. We've looked into pet insurance for him since so far Emerson has only been diagnosed with pancreatitis.
The reality is this. Oliver has hip dysplasia, issues with his back right knee AND IVDD. Emerson is his litter mate. They both have the same genes....... They may both need multiple spinal surgeries over their lifetime so, since we cannot insure Oliver, we certainly need to consider Emerson. At
Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. Keep 'em coming - he needs all the help he can get going through his recovery.