|Seymour P.H., tweenie long hair Dachshund|
Thursday, November 1, 2012
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.