I just noticed that this post never went up on the blog! How rude of me…. lol!!
So, here’s a quick update on my little Fancy P. For those that follow me on IG (@AFancyAffair) and on other social media platforms may already know this, but I have spent this past weekend in and out of the vet and animal hospital with my little #FancyP. Penelope was crying out of pain early last week and I had no idea why. We started ruling out a ton of different things till finally I rushed her to the emergency vet hospital where they did extensive tests and she was diagnosed with IVDD. The Intervertebral Disc Disease in dogs is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst in the spinal cord space causing a lot of pain. Penelope has 4 bulging discs which are pressing on the nerves and causing her so much pain that she wouldn’t event let us approach her. This disease can press on the nerve causing not only pain, but nerve damage and even paralysis. She was sent home with a bunch of medications, pain killers and anti-inflammatory and I was told to keep her isolated in a cage for 3 weeks. We have a follow up appointment in 10 days. Have you ever heard of this before? If so, do you know of home treatments that you would recommend? I would love to hear more about it as we are a bit desperate. I can’t help but feel bad for her and feel a little guilty for not being more careful with her. Michael and I have no idea when this happened, we just noticed that she was in pain. We think she may have fallen from the bed or couch, but also know that Penelope is so playful and is constantly running and playing around. Once I go back for the follow up appointment I’ll update you guys.
Please keep this little fur baby in your prayers!