Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chloe had IVDD surgery.



Hello blog world. It has been a long while! But I wanted to share Chloes story. She had surgery recently on February 24Th. It happened very fast. We came home from work one day, and she was walking fine. I let her outside and she ran out, and suddenly I saw her legs go out to the side under her. She was unable to walk with her hind legs and was whimpering a lot. We brought her over to the vet, they said she needed an Xray, and gave her some muscle relaxers. They said to call if her legs started dragging completely. She was able to walk that night, but with little pressure on her legs. But by the next morning and later that night, her legs were completely dragging. When I told the vet the next morning they said I needed to take her to Coral Springs Animal Hospital. She had a herniated disc. She had to have surgery on her spine. Her legs still had deep pain, although they were dragging. They said the fact that she still had deep pain was good, because it meant she would be able to walk again after surgery. The surgeon said she did really well and she was lucky the herniated disc was in one area so it was a smooth surgery. I had heard of Invertable Disc Disease before, but I never thought it would happen to my Chloe. She is only four years old, turning five next month. But they said it happens mostly to dachshunds ages 3-5 years old. We have to be very careful with her, and she can no longer jump onto things. She is doing soooo well after surgery. She had surgery on Friday and was able to come home Sunday night. We made a sling for her to help her walk in the back yard, to go potty. And by Tuesday we started to see her move her back legs back and forth. She is now walking very well, under strict supervision. She still needs lots of rest. But she is a miracle pup. I am so proud of her. She is walking on rugs and in the grass outside very well. She had a very quick recovery after her surgery. It will still be about two months before things are back to normal. But I am so thankful we were able to help my Chloe. With out having surgery she would not have been able to use her back legs again, and she could have risked hurting her spine more. It was so hard to see her in pain, I had to do anything I could to help her.

This was me and Daisy at the Walk for Animals.
Walking for Chloe! :)
I will be listing some paintings to try and raise some money towards Chloes surgery. I have neglected my Etsy shop for quite some time!

Thanks for taking the time to read Chloes story!!
Lots of love! :) <3

6 comments:

  1. *hugs* to you and Chloe! Glad to hear recovery has gone so well and hope she continues to improve!

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  2. This story brought me to tears. My dachshund, Lily, is going to be four this month and it's a fear that she may need the surgery one day too. I'm so glad everything went well with Chloe.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Chloe and her disk problems. I had cervical disk surgery in Sept. and today and back to my lovable self once again. Rupturing a disk is NO fun. It was a horrible 10 weeks for all of us. Hang in there Chloe! We're crossing our paws for you girl.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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  4. oh my, i just saw this post. so glad chloe is on the mend. baxter's ivdd is flaring up too. boy what is it about this time of year?? get well little friend!!

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  6. Can we get an update pleaseeeeeeee... We gotta know how our furend is doing these days. We are praying that all is well.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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