Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Scooter Pie has Inter-Vertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), the bane of many long-bodied, short-legged dogs. She has had several episodes since she was a "pup" of 7, but this time it's pretty severe. Initially I was afraid her hindquarters would be paralyzed, but she is slowly regaining stability in her rear.
As much as I love the critter, though, I wouldn't and couldn't pay over $1000 for surgery, especially for a 12-year old dog. So, the conservative therapy is steroids and pain meds and crate rest. Here Scooter is taking a break from the crate and watching a YouTube video of birds, since she hasn't been able to go outdoors and enjoy her birdwatching hobby.
Let's hope Ms. Pie has a swift and complete recovery! And if not complete, we can explore the possibility of getting her her very own Wienermobile:
Posted by intelliwench at 3/28/2012 05:54:00 AM