Whew. What a relief! Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes and crossed paws for good results!
We dropped Darwin off in the morning, and by 3:45 we got a call from the neurologist with the results. He said her spine looked totally fine and there was no evidence of compression, but the radiologist picked up on some abnormal tissue growth between her T10-T11 vertebrae... sometimes it's called a "kissing lesion" in horses.
So while it's NOT WOBBLER'S(!!!) it could be meningitis and he's running some tests on her spinal fluid to see if that's what's causing her pain. He'll be calling tomorrow with those results.
If it is meningitis (Wobbler's research stops here... meningitis research picks up) she'll be treated with 9 weeks of antibiotics and Prednisone. The vet tech also told us if the tests don't show meningitis, they may still treat her for it, because they weren't able to get a spinal tap on her lower back where the problem seems to be and they had to take it higher in her spine.
They she also may need physical therapy or water therapy.
When we went to pick her up, they took us to an exam room to go over the results of the MRI, then left to go get her. Once they got her out of the back, she bolted straight for the front door. The vet tech thought she was just skittish and "drunk" from the anesthesia and tried to carry Darwin's rear (she hates that) and eventually Darwin just squatted and peed in the lobby. Poor girl. She was whining and pulling to get outside, and all she wanted to do was use the bathroom!
Now that we're home she seems to be doing better. She ate dinner as soon as we came in (she couldn't eat anything after 10pm last night) and is now chewing away at a raw bone. She has waves of drunkenness and neediness from the drugs, but other than that she seems to be fine.
I'll post pictures tomorrow of all her new shaved spots... I may start calling her Patch... I just wanted to let you all know the results and say a big thank you for keeping her in your thoughts!
It's not wobblers!!!