11th November 2009, 03:44 PM
Degenerative Disc Disease
We're just back from getting a second opinion and have found out that Bailey has degenerative disc disease and will require surgery. We are very lucky that the neurosurgeon had an opening for tomorrow at 3:30pm for an evaluation. They recommended i bring his food, medication and any items from home he may need/want as they may keep him and do the surgery on Friday. The neurosurgeon is about 2 hours away and Bailey will be required to stay at least one night. He currently only has localized pain (the 3 discs immediately behind his ribcage) with no paralysis or other pain YET! The vet believes he will recovery quickly from surgery and be his old self in no time.