Oh Margaret I wasn't putting across handicapped isn't living. I have a dear friend that is a quad and loves life. I'm not myself at all today so bear with me. Its all the changes in her.
Margaret I have read what you wrote probably 5 times and you are a blessing as you always are. I truly believe she is happy---I truly believe she is not in pain. She does not cry out. She does not do what she did before the surgery. Yes her legs are weak. We are dealing with making the situation better for her under all the recommendations on here and tips. I'm starting to feel stupid now that I even thought today of even considering putting her down. Geesh have I lost my mind. She has a wonderful life---she has two parents that love her like she were a child and would do anything for her. She is treated like a queen. Her every need is taken care of.
In regards to your last question to me--no after thinking clearly and with the help of my friends on CT no that time is not here.
Karlin---Her legs shake but when she gets excited is when she loses her footing the most so I truly understand and a bath is stressful so I see where you are coming from. We are going to re-evaluate this situation. She could have just been clipped today without bathing. She didn't really stink.
I did e-mail Dr. Shores today and I spilled my guts and he got right back to me and told me he and his residents reviewed her video again and felt she was not in pain. This is what he wrote:
I reviewed her video with my residents and we discussed her condition.
of us think she is in pain, so that is a blessing. We do see a
what we feel like is weakness and she is not fully aware of the
of her feet and legs. All of this may be associated with a
involving the nerves or muscles instead of the spinal cord. It
collective thought that you should go forward with your surgery
and then look
at options for Abbey. She seems happy and as we have all
said, not in
So, I hope all goes well with your surgery -- after your recovery,
let us know if we can be of any further help.
Before I go back to work I'm going to have her evaluated by a neuro-her neuro now has moved and is really too far to go so we need to find another.
Bless you all. I feel so much better. You are all here for me when I need you.
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