|Barked: Mon Mar 16, '09 3:03pm PST |
|Wow, I'm sorry this is happening, and I'm sorry the vet wasn't more helpful. Henry had a spine problem that came on slowly (as opposed to your case), and there were some very simple exam tests to determine it was a neurological problem (although the tests to determine exactly what kind of neurological problem it was, were complicated and expensive). Maybe the vet performed the tests and was just a very bad communicator. It seems almost unreal that a vet wouldn't take seriously a dog who suddenly loses use of his legs, so I hope it was just that he didn't do a very good job of explaining what you need to do next.
Again, I'm not an expert in any way, but in Henry's case, seeing a neurologist as soon as possible led to him finding an operable disc problem. Henry had the same surgery as Gunner and got back the use of his legs until his last few months. I would think that if it's an option financially, getting him to a neurologist as soon as possible would be very helpful. As far as I understand, it it's a problem that can be fixed, the sooner you get to a neurologist, the better his chances for recovery.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Edited by author Mon Mar 16, '09 3:09pm PST