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:( Bogie was diagnoised last Monday with cervical disc disease after having pain walking, hunched back, etc. The vet put him on meds to see if they would help the disc problem. Well, Bogie had a very tough weekend. More pain, and would yelp and holler loudly anytime he tried to get up from lying down. He started having trouble walking limping on the left front and the right rear. We got little sleep Saturday night since he would cry out when ever he moved. Last night I slept on the foor with him. Clearly the meds weren't helping.
We called the vet this morning and he said bring him on in. He has two other back surgeries this afternoon, and Bogie will be the third. He'll do a myelogram first to see exactly which disc or discs are involved and then do surgery. He goes in from the underside of the neck to the damaged discs and proceeds from there. He said it's the exact same surgery they do on humans, and that he has good success. He did say as with all surgery there is risk. He'll call us this afternoon and let us know how things go. Dr. Mosely's specialty is with neurology, so we are pleased with that, and he does all the back surgeries for the vet clinic we have been using. So think good thoughts for Bogie today.
 

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Hoping Bogie is through the surgery by now & beginning his road to recovery!
 

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It IS the same surgery they do on humans: :lol: mine is scheduled in February! The risk is the same but with an experienced spinal surgeon Bogie should do well with a fairly quick recovery time. The difference is that I know why I'm doing it and no one will feel worse than I.
I think that YOU, on the other hand, will feel worse than Bogie. It's so rotten when we do the right thing for our babies and we still can't explain to those trusting eyes why in the h**l we're doing it. Spinal surgery is so vastly improved from even a couple of years ago that the little guy should soar, though and I think you'll both feel better pretty quickly.
I will say a prayer for Bogie and you and know that a whole bunch of us are thinking and rooting for you.
Keep us posted!!
 

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Best wishes to Bogie and Bevvie! :)
 
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