Well - after a very exciting Christmas spent at my parents with lots of other dogs and people, Rory started screaming from the syringomyelia on Monday morning. He did it a few times for several seconds Monday and then again once on Tuesday. I got a hold of the surgeon and we decided it would be good to start him on Prednisone for a while to hopefully decrease inflammation and stop the pain. He's also on Neurontin and Lasix, but they don't seem to be helping too much.
Despite the Prednisone, he's still scratching, which is discouraging. The surgeon doesn't know why he might be doing this. We're both discouraged. It's just not fair.
He's on strict restriction now for the next few days. Spending most of his time in the kennel.
This is all very upsetting. I'm trying to not freak out, but it doesn't seem like the surgery worked.... He never did this screaming thing before, so this indicates to me that the disease is continuing to progress. I don't want to have to watch him deteriorate like this. It's too painful. I hate this!!