16 March 2010

{15mar2010: update2}

Call from the vet at lunch today... not great news.  Radiologist confirmed compressed disks on Darwin's spine (T-12 and T-13) and being that she's still walking funny (we're starting to call her gimpy butt) our vet recommends we go in for a consult with a neurologist to see if he thinks she needs an MRI and if it could be Wobblers (**shudder**).  I'm really hoping it's not Wobblers and just out of line disks that can be fixed by rest, acupuncture or a chiropractor.  Ugh.  I'm waiting for a call back from the neurologist's office to see when we can get in to see the doc.  We'll keep you posted.

To wrap things up on a more positive note here's a couple pictures from Jason and my vacation:
Bayon Temple - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Victory Gate - Siem Reap, Cambodia


  1. I'm so sorry! Will be keeping fingers and paws crossed that it isn't Wobbler's.

    If it is, you may already have heard of gold bead implantation as a treatment, but I know of 2 Danes over the past 6 or 8 years who have benefited greatly from it.

    Here is more info:




  2. Oh No! That is worrisome. We will cross our fingers, toes and paws that it is not the dreaded wobblers. It just seems like a coincidence that it happened after she had been rough housing with other pups for 2(?)weeks and so we are going to remain optomistic that she just knocked something seriously out of whack. Hope the neurologist has good news keep keeping us posted!

  3. oh no! Mom and I will keep our fingers & paws crossed that it is not Wobblers. How scary for your Mom & Dad! You are only 1 week younger than me, Darwin...you just CANT be sick!

    wags, wiggles & slobbbers ful of healing energies,

  4. I hope it is not the wobblers. Even that disk stuff sounds kind of scary. We'll keep all paws crossed for you.


  5. Paws khrossed with GoldenSibe vibes being sent -

    We also hope it isn't the W word -

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  6. Definitely hoping for the least painful, most easily fixed condition. Take care! You're in our thoughts!

  7. Oh Darwin, lots of kisses and love from us! We hope it is not Wobblers...that doesn't sound fun. It does seem like it just happened after your stay and rough playing with the family so hopefully it can be fixed and is nothing more than a misalignment.

    Thinking of you,
    Amber & Nala

  8. Good luck with your diagnosis. We were just writing about how sometimes vets overreact just to make sure everything's ok...hopefully that's the case. Your trip looks amazing!

  9. Oh dear! I really hope it's not wobblers!!!

  10. Oh Darwin - poor boy!

    I hope it't not wobblers. Everyone in our home has are fingers and paws crossed for you!

    Rest easy!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  11. I hope it's not Wobblers! Crossing my paws and sending lots of Sibe Vibes to you!


  12. Sorry for the call, but hoping that the next visit helps to pinpoint the problem and, more importantly, the treatment.

  13. Oh noes! If it's wobbler's, I've heard that gold bead implantation is a good option. I researched that before getting Duchess, then made sure that her insurance would cover it (can you tell I'm a little OCD?)

    So sorry you guys are going through this. Such a difficult thing.