KINGSLEY UPDATE AFTER MRI -
Poor baby just wasn't himself today - he was so nervous leading up to neurology visit - but then again he hadn't had his breakfast , and he knew that something was different in the daily routine. ;/
The Following pictures are after his procedure and when I went back to conference with the neurologist and sit with him until he came out of the anesthesia.
The bottom line here is that he has a deep spinal cord issue . There are no obvious disc injuries or fractures , this is confirmed with MRI images .
The only way to see further inside the spinal cord at this point is during an autopsy. :/ which we do not want anytime soon.
Neurologist feels that it is either a spinal cord stroke or after affects / symptoms of a dog that may have had distemper . She feels he has gotten a bit worse since our first visit. We just have to watch for progression and deterioration ( of course we are hoping and praying he will not get worse .....)
He is not in pain, but watching him push through this of course breaks ones heart . I want so badly to fix him , but we are past that now .
We have done everything medically that we can -I promised him that we would do all that we can to figure out what exactly has caused this. The MRI was that last step -
I also promised him a home , and I hope so deeply that I can keep that promise . He is special needs , there is no doubt . We need a very special , dedicated family for him , that can dedicate themselves to his care .
We are looking into a front cart for him -I think it's a very viable option for him and he is only a year old , so he can easily adapt.
Stay tuned for a couple
More updates , and feel free to share your experiences with dogs living happily with their carts !
In my heart , I know , for this moment , that Kingsley's light has not burned out --- let's make these next months , hopefully years the best that they can be , and help him
To experience what a real loving home
Would feel like before the day comes that maybe this condition takes over ....
He deserves for that wish to come true ..... he has grown on me in a way that I can't explain. His inner light shines through all that he is enduring - as cute as he is , is as sweet and full of life as he is . I pray that someone will see what I do - and want him in their lives for as long as we have him....
February 27, 2018