Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario, Canada
Advice needed - fibrocartilaginous embolism
My dear friend's 5 year old male GSD has just spent four days in the emergency/specialty hospital with paralysis of the hind legs. Zack is from the same breeder as my boy, a younger litter, and a super active pupper. He was running up the deck steps from the yard, whacked his tibias on both legs on the stair edge and the paralysis followed later that day. The neurologist's diagnosis is fibrocartilaginous embolism which is basically a stroke in the spinal column. He has recovered to the point where he can go home, has bowel and bladder control and can stand. The prognosis for further improvement is guarded.
My friend would appreciate hearing experiences from anyone who has had this condition with their dog. She also welcomes advice on mobility aids such as harnesses or carts.
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Quinn, Mar. 8/2007
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Last edited by Quinnsmom; 01-10-2013 at 09:00 PM.