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Old 02-17-2013, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]My bassett, aged 6 has slipped a disc...she is with the vets now and they have said either rest and k laser surgery which she is having now...or a laminectomy operation at the cost of 3000. Has anyone heard of the k laser or know anyone. I am desperate for information on which way to turn....we are based in Wiltshire and understand 3 vets in a 100 mile radius of us can do the surgery. Mac queens, Devizes are 2700 and vet now are 3500.....

Confirmed not a slipped disc as first vet though...dye down spine confirmed all ok...spinal fluid all clear too ????

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Debbie. Just a quick reply, I can't recommed Ian McQueen enough, have had both of ours there. He is always at the end of the phone should I need him, even have his number on my mobile. Our youngest has growth deformaties to both front legs, eldest has had two slipped discs, one resulting in paraplegia. He is one specialist who will put the dog first as opposed to thinking of what he can do - if you see what I mean. If you wish to PM me please do, Just across the water from you. Sorry for the waffle & spelling, best wishes Lacy. Would trust Ian with our two, have had to even leave one there & I wouldn't do that with anyone else.
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Debbie. Just a quick reply, I can't recommed Ian McQueen enough, have had both of ours there. He is always at the end of the phone should I need him, even have his number on my mobile. Our youngest has growth deformaties to both front legs, eldest has had two slipped discs, one resulting in paraplegia. He is one specialist who will put the dog first as opposed to thinking of what he can do - if you see what I mean. If you wish to PM me please do, Just across the water from you. Sorry for the waffle & spelling, best wishes Lacy. Would trust Ian with our two, have had to even leave one there & I wouldn't do that with anyone else.
Thank you lacy...we are not sure how bad the disc is or whether its just pinching the area but she isn't walking....we do have some insurance and can put some money towards it so to hear macqueen are really good and 800 below the other quote we have is fab news...I'm off to see Betty later...I want a quality of life for her...I will ask the vet to send Betty's X-rays to Ian then...thanks so much...the k laser treatment seems new in the uk, not sure how we will get on with crating Betty but I suppose you do as it's the best for them. Did you crate yours, if so how long ? We work full time too, but at trying to think of ways of taking her with us..my husband has a van and works where she could sit in the crate in the back and be checked through out the day, luckily he can leave the doors open...there is so much to consider..did you have a lot of physio afterwards..how many weeks ? Hydrotherapy ? Thanks in advance xx
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Good luck, let us know how she gets on?
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She was transferred to Ian at lunchtime at macqueens.....Ian can't find a slipped disc but she has minimal / no feeling in her legs...can't walk and is dragging her legs....Ian did the dye in the spine thing but no slipped disc...possible spine infection, some type of slow paralysing condition or a clot, but they ar e unsure but at least she is with Ian now...he was lovely...said 50/50 chance she would walk so it's worth a shot...will keep u updated...
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She was transferred to Ian at lunchtime at macqueens.....Ian can't find a slipped disc but she has minimal / no feeling in her legs...can't walk and is dragging her legs....Ian did the dye in the spine thing but no slipped disc...possible spine infection, some type of slow paralysing condition or a clot, but they ar e unsure but at least she is with Ian now...he was lovely...said 50/50 chance she would walk so it's worth a shot...will keep u updated...
Lets just hope he can work his magic for you all, fingers & paws crossed. Best wishes, Lacy
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Sending lots of healing drool your way. I hope he can help your girl.
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Been to see Betty tonight...still unable to walk but brighter in herself...hopefully results back on Thursday..... She ate and growled at Ian so all good signs....lets just hope this is a positive sign.... Lacy I will keep you updated x
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Wishing Betty all the best. Lucas was thrown out for bad behaviour some years ago. He not only howled but bayed when ever the nurse left the room, don't think she got any sleep (or any one else) for two nights, offered to go over & sleep on the floor but they thought he would be better off at home!
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Dear Betty I wish you all the best- paws and everything crossed! Our Isabel went through something similar last June (ruptured disc). She's a very happy girl - and running and walking great on her back legs and still improving. I know it is the most harrowing thing seeing our babies paralysed. But it does get better and so great Lacy gave you such a good recommendation. Lots of love to Betty and you.
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