Just a quick update on how Oslo has been doing the last couple days…
He has been on some medication for the last 48 hours or so and seems to be doing very well. He is definitely much more comfortable and spirited. However, just because he FEELS better does not necessarily mean that he *is* better. His pain medication is likely just masking his pain quite well. He has to remain in strict crate rest and is only allowed out for brief bathroom breaks.
He has a Neuro appointment on Thursday which I am anxious about. I don’t necessarily know how the Doctor will really be able to even diagnose him with anything without doing a Cat Scan or MRI. I imagine he’ll just have to ‘take word for it’? I am also very anxious about the physical act of *bringing* Oslo to the vet. He’s on such strict crate rest… and I am absolutely terrified that he will damage himself in all the stress of going into a car and into the clinic. I seriously wish his Neurosurgeon would do house calls.
It’s been an extremely stressful few days. I guess at this point we can just be thankful that we recognized the symptoms so early, got him confined quickly, and were able to get him on the proper medications immediately. I think that if we can just keep him immobilized so that he doesn’t do any further damage, then with rest his spine will be able to heal itself.
… I hope.