Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paralyzed

Yesterday morning now (can't believe it's already so late!), Seymour P. H. (phillip hoffman) was paralyzed from his "waist" on back. By the time we saw our vet here in Cape and then got to the Vet School 4 hrs away, he had lost all sensation and motion on both sides and was unable to pee or poop. Diagnosis: IVDD (interverbral disc disease) where the nucleus pulposus (the soft spongy blob between the spinal bones) leaks out and compresses the spinal cord. Both Beagles and Dachshunds are highly prone to this. Seymour has had surgery; his surgeon called me after the MRI (didn't sound good) and again after surgery (much better) - he has no return of anything yet, was/is in a lot of pain so will stay there for several days to two weeks. Will update you more when I can but wanted to get this online for you all asking for prayers. Expensive surgery and treatment but he's one of my boys along with Justus and Danny; he knows my habits better than I - I could not NOT give him a chance.

Seymour P.H., tweenie long hair Dachshund

6 comments:

  1. Oh no!!!! I hope he gets better quickly!!

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  2. Sending prayers for you & little Seymour. I can only imagine how scared you bother were/are.

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  3. Oh no. Poor little Seymour. Our thoughts are with you and hope he's back home with you soon.

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  4. Oh what scary news! I hope he is able to recover quickly!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  5. Sending good wishes your way, hope Seymour P.H. (love his full name, what a great actor too)is feeling better soon.

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  6. Poor Seymour! We are sending all of our positive thoughts and prayers for him. I hope he can recover from his surgery quickly so he can come home. I know you will be missing him terribly.

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