I have to post in regards to Kloey's post that she wouldn't do surgery again and thats her right. I don't agree or disagree with her statement BUT personally I would do surgery again in a heartbeat. I don't think recovery is bad at all. Its common sense and I don't believe the dogs are in any more pain that a human is after surgery is either. They are on pain meds just like humans. Abbey never looked at me like I wasn't trying to help her. I truly believe she knows we/I were. In regards to surgery taking the symptoms away--nope don't bother with the surgery then. There is NO cure for this disease and the surgery does not cure it. What it hopefully does and even then there are no guarantees is that it stops the progression. So far so good with Abbey. She is better and thats more than we had hoped for. After looking at her video today which by the way I had not looked at it in a VERY long time I don't think I could stand to see her like than now knowing what I know now and probably would put her down like Kloey did with Olley. I pray to God everyday that it never comes to that but we don't know what God has in store for us. I think alot of people believe the surgery is a cure and it is not.
This post will be opening up a can of worms believe me and I probably shouldn't post it but I have to make known that there are some that have done surgery that would do it again also.
Linda, Georgia, USA
Winston--shih tzu-male, Darby female tri, Bentley male blenheim and Chelsea, black-tan
Abbey my beloved tri who is so embedded in my heart--RIP Sweet Princess