Monday, February 15, 2010
Mystery Update, February 15, 2010
Here is my little girl Mystery trying to get comfortable, and yes she is so spoiled she sleeps on the leather couch.
We finally know what is wrong with her, but unfortunately, she is not out of the woods yet. Last week she had another seizure of sorts and I had to take her back to the hospital. When she got there, again, like the last time she snapped out of it and appeared back to normal. This time, however the event lasted way over an hour. The vet was baffled! Then, while the vet was examining her, she let out a howl/scream that was chilling and the vet had merely touched her neck. Dr. L, realizing something was very wrong kept her for the day to do x-rays. When I returned after work to get her, I had a consult with the doctors who showed me her x-rays and explained her problem.
Apparently, it is a disc injury that presses on her spinal cord and then causes paralysis in her legs and neck. Hence the reason she appears to be having a stroke or seizure.
The vet has been treating her with muscle relaxers and pain medicine in various strengths and doses. Night time is the worse for her, and consequently, I don't sleep either. I feel so bad for her, and I end up holding her to help with her pain. We were back at the vet today, and they have me trying something else with her in hopes that she will get relief.
Thank you, thank you, for all your kind words and wishes for her recovery. We are both very grateful and I know she knows that everyone is sending her get well wishes. She is sleeping right now as I am writing this post. Keep your fingers crossed!!!