July 22nd, 2005, 11:25 AM
We have a 9 year old pug that is having trouble walking on her back legs. We took her to a neurologist who did an MRI. He said that she has a herniated disk, but was reluctant to operate at that time because he also saw inflamtion on her spine. He gave her Pretnasone for a week, but took her off because there was no improvement. That was 2 weeks ago, and now she can't walk at all. He is seeing her again on Monday, and said that he might consider operating on the disk. I guess my question is "Is there a specific name (diagnosis) for the inflamation that I can look up for information in the meantime?" Also, what is Degenerative Myelopathy? My father seems to think that her bowels are also failing because she has had a couple of accidents (I think it was because she couldn't physically get to the bathroom.) I'm just trying to get all the information that I can. Thank you so much!