Kingsley arrived to us here with severe trauma to the neck, side, and face. He was all tail wags and smiles despite the horrendous ordeal he has been through.
He has one of the sweetest smiles we've ever seen. Kingsley was found as a stray in an awful state, inevitably ending up in a kill shelter in Florida because of his injuries, and obvious disability. Kingsley did really well during his neuro appointment; we are now having a spinal x-ray to rule out any malalignment of his vertebral column. If it comes back normal, an MRI is the next step in his long recovery. His injuries are located on his spinal cord, which causes something known as wobblers syndrome. Possible causes include: 1) traumatic injury to spinal cord (he was possibly hung by his neck), or 2) spinal chord stroke (fibrocartilaginous embolism).
Tomorrow we start further assessments, x-rays, and blood work. It will be a long road to figure out what is actually wrong with him, but his strong and loving heart assures us this gorgeous pup will be make it through.
PLEASE help us support Kingsley. He deserves all the love and support in the world.