Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rudy's status

The news on Rudy is not good - he has a two compressed discs. We rushed him to the Vet as soon as we saw him having difficulty standing and walking. Thankfully, he is not paralyzed. His rear legs just kept giving out on him. He was given the "miracle" shot and is back on an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxer. This morning he is showing some improvement and actually got up and walked a few steps to get a drink. Our Vet is not optimistic that he will make a full recovery and is not recommending surgery at this time. He is on crate rest for now. I am contacting the acupuncture/chiropractic mobile Vet in area to see when she can come see him. She is a miracle worker and we hope that will give him some relief. In any event, Rudy's rough and tumble, run around like an idiot, frapping days are over.

8 comments:

Baledwr said...

Oh I'm sorry! I had similar back problems for years with my very first Pemmie and ended up loosing him at 9 when there was nothing we could do. Sometimes it's easier when we can try to "fix" them with surgery. I'm thinking of you and Rudy today, hopefully he can be made comfortable and enjoy life for awhile yet.

Taryn said...

Best wishes that Rudy feels better soon. My first Cardi had IVDD and I know how hard back trouble can be on the dog and also their human.

penni said...

Shoot, Laura! I'm sorry Rudy is struggling. Hopefully conservative treatment with chiro and acupuncture will lead to improvement.

StubbyDog said...

I'm sorry Laura. :( Hugs to you and Rudy.

dreameyce said...

I'm so, so sorry :( They get old much too fast :( Maybe he'll adapt well to a cart if it comes to that?

Sarah said...

Awww, poor Rudy. I'm sorry he's having back trouble, I was hoping that was behind him. Crossing paws that the chiro/acupuncture vet can see him really soon!

Debra said...

Oh no not Mr Rudy! We are all sending good thoughts and dog hugs to you. If it does come to a cart I can help you with some companies. But I hope it doesn't. He is such a sweet guy.

Miley said...

So sorry to hear that about Rudy!!! Sending you best wishes, hope the treatment will work!!

lotsa licks,
Miley