After a game of voicemail tag I was finally able to talk to the vet about Darwin's xrays on Tuesday. They noticed when she was there that she was shifting her weight on her back legs and palpated her spine before doing the radiographs and she yelped at the same spot as before(T10-T12 area of her lower spine). So beside the hips she was initially going in for, they reshot her lower back and also covered her knees and ankles to make sure they have current radiographs of practically her whole body.
Her hips look "gorgeous" according to the vet and her knees and ankles look totally fine too. They did notice "MILD" (emphasis on mild) narrowing of her spine at the T11-T12 area of her thorasic spine.
They asked how she's been doing and if she seems to be in pain. So I told her about how Darwin's back legs seem to slide out when she's standing and how her rear seemed to get weak after running and playing. She said that it is concerning that she's having rear end weakness and thinks we should go back for a consultation with the neurologist to check her reflexes and to asses her now versus a month and a half ago.
She said it seems to be an invertebral disk disease and she doesn't think it was caused by trauma (i.e. her doggy daddy crashing into her) or it would've shown on the initial MRI as a disk out of line, compressing her spine.
So... we still don't have a straight answer as to what's wrong with Dar, and I'm waiting to hear back from the neurologist's office on Monday (they only work Monday to Thursday) to set up another consultation appointment. (sigh)
And since we need some pictures to liven things up, here's a flashback to some pictures of Darwin and her brother Boo from one year ago today when Boo came to visit us at work.
It's a beautiful Friday and should hold out for a beautiful weekend in Seattle! Hope you all have a great weekend too!