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Old July 27th, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bendyfoot View Post
Some info for you Smiley, check your pms...
Got it, thank you!!!!

Sad update for Nismo from the foster mom:

Nismo went to see the neurological specialist today. Dr. Wolf did a few tests on Nismo to check reflexes in his back legs and around his spine. After he reviewed Dr. Wilson's findings and his tests, it was determined that nothing "surgically" can be done to help Nismo. He said we could do an MRI to see exactly the extend of his condition, but it would only give us more details on what we already know. There is no way of knowing if Nismo will loose function of his back legs, so based on that, I don't think their is any need spending the money on an MRI, unless he does eventually loose function of his back legs (at which time that can do a Tether Cord surgery).

Dr. Wolf felt that Nismo is completely incontinent. He also feels as if Nismo isn't releasing his pee as he should, and said he felt full which is a cause of concern that he might get an infection. I will continue to check his bladder to see if he needs to be manually expressed. I guess it's a good thing that I'm home during the day, because if needed, he will need to be expressed at least 4 times a day.
Anyone that sees this boy play, can agree with me that he has more energy then most other puppies. I'm seeking out an acupuncturist to see if they can do anything for him. If anything, maybe they can help avoid him from losing the function of his back legs, but with that said, I have seen dogs in those wheel chairs that are still really happy and loving.

So unfortunate no surgical option for Nismo. The rescue will continue to work with him and hopefully get him eventually ready for an adoption with a very special person who doesn't mind his special needs. He's such an adorable little boy! But anyway, thank you all again so much for your help!!!
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