|Barked: Fri Sep 9, '11 7:50am PST |
|Bosley, I'm sorry for not seeing this sooner. You can pmail me for support if you need to.
I had a herniated disc which is the same as as slipped disc. I was in the same position as you...I was getting better and then after two weeks, I started to decline...quickly. I got to the point where I couldn't walk and like you, I decided to have the surgery. Mom typing here: Scooter was only 5 and I was told there was a 90 percent chance I would have a full recovery. If I decided not to do the surgery, I would have been paralyzed. Even though I wasn't able to stand up or walk, the doctor said the biggest indicator was tail wagging. There is a window....I believe it's 48-72 hours after complete loss of function that you have to have this surgery to ensure the greatest success (85-95%)
It's not uncommon to not be able to have function for a few days after surgery. I had surgery on a Tuesday and it was Friday when I finally started standing up and moving around a bit. The doctor was pretty amazed by this because he said I should be up and moving a bit by the end of the weekend. So, with Bosley having his surgery on Tuesday, it's not at all uncommon for him not to be walking yet.
Did the doctor feel the surgery was successful? If so, believe in that. I was scared just like you were...we picked Scooter up on Thursday and she was so happy to see us...she scooted her away to the door. She couldn't walk. By Friday, we saw her walking a little bit, wobbly and falling, but at least it was something.
So, I would say the norm is 3-5 days after surgery you should see some improvement.
How are you doing today? What did the doctor say about the surgery. Our surgeon (neurologist) felt my surgery was a success and I was fixed...I just needed a little recovery time.
I wouldn't say I'm 100% but darn close (surgery was 2 years ago). Most wouldn't notice it, but mom can see I get a little tired after long walks whereas before my surgery that didn't happen...I wobble a little after long walks so mom keeps the walks a little shorter (30 min or less).
How are you doing now?
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