Jupiter has decreased muscle mass in his hind legs and more recently has begun to experience much more pain upon being touched, getting up, and even simple movements agitate him.
Husky Haven FL has had Jupiter in their care for a little over a month now.The X-rays and tests so far show absolutely nothing to indicate what could be going on with Jupiter. So Jupiter started on laser therapy in hopes this may help him. Unfortunately, this has not. The vet is still stumped and suggests that Jupiter gets an MRI to see if we can find any further answers. There is possibility of a pinched nerve but until Jupiter gets further testing we will never know.
If you follow Husky Haven, then you've probably seen the overwhelming amount of medical cases that have recently come in, this unexpected news for Jupiter was a hard hit. Husky Haven's funds are stretched and at this point there is not enough to get Jupiter the MRI that is much needed ($2500-4000 depending on the facility). Jupiter is extremely sweet despite being in terrible pain. The sounds of his cry when he gets up is enough to put you in tears. Trust me the waterworks have already happened a few times.
If Jupiter does not improve, we aren't sure what else can be done for him. We've already exhausted all other options recommended by the vet. I brought him to the local holistic pet store Louise's Pet Connection - Natural Pet Market who recommended many great products for us to try and that is exactly where we stand. A huge thank you to them for donating a portion of the remedies to Jupiter's cause. Next up is hopefully, an MRI and potentially acupuncture if the funds allow in the future. Until then we are trying to keep him as comfortable as possible.
Any donations will help this sweet boy! Thank you!