Friday, February 08, 2008

Lumbosacral Stenosis

also termed lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbosacral nerve root compression, and many other names. That's Biko's diagnosis. I knew it before I talked to her Docotor. The internet helped find information once again. I was looking to describe her symptoms, and found an article on peteducation.com. She's got all the symptoms, except the self mutilation. I think we caught it early, and I'm happy that she's in such a good shape otherwise, and not too old (6 years).

She'll have surgery next Thursday.

28 comments:

shortoldlady said...

Knowing is the first step. Lots of good vibes coming your way for a successful surgery & recovery!

Maggie said...

Ugh, poor thing! I looked up all those words and found the article you mentioned. Your dog is incredibly good spirits considering her pain, isn't she? I hope everything works out. I think the toughest thing is going to be keeping her at rest after the surgery! Best of luck. I love my cats like they are family, so I know what it's like to worry about your pet!

sgeddes said...

I'm glad you now know what it is. Hopefully surgery will fix it. I'll read up on it a little bit later today.

Me and Sherman and sending good wishes Biko's way for a speady recovery!

Dreams of Yarn said...

Poor darling, I hope the surgery relieves the pain and things work out well

Agnes said...

Many good thoughts sent Biko's way!

Kelly said...

ack thats exactly what Dianna's dog hero had done this week!!
How weird!

Sue J. said...

Ok, so now you know what it is and how to proceed. That's a good thing. Please know that all our prayers are with you and Biko and your whole family all weekend into Tuesday. Give her a big smooch and hug from all of us.

myboringblog said...

I'm so glad that you have the information to move forward. Here's hoping a good surgery and speedy recovery.

Susanne said...

Liebe Monika,
das ist wenigstens schon mal der erste Schritt zur Heilung. Ich drücke Euch ganz fest die Daumen, dass die Süße bald wieder ganz fit ist.
Liebe Grüße
Susanne

Shirley, in PA said...

I'm so sorry she needs surgery, but am glad it's a condition that can be corrected. Poor baby, I hope her pain will be relieved. Sundance, Sable and I send many good wishes for Biko and you. Do you think Sam will be sympathetic when she's home recovering?

Karen said...

sending good thoughts your way that surgery goes well

2paw said...

Biko is very resilient and brave and when I looked up her condition, it said dogs who were still coping reasonably well had a much better prognosis, so that bodes well!! We are thinking of you and send our best wishes and positive thoughts. Tori the Crippled Labrador had 2 giant operations, one for both her hips and then her cruchet ligament and she surprised us all with her quick recovery and her general happiness with life afterwards!! I am sure Biko, with Sam to cheer her up, will come through with flying colours too!!

knitmd said...

Hero & I certainly know what you are going through! I am here to tell you the surgery is worth having done - the improvement for Hero in a few short days has been amazing. If things go downhill rapidly for Biko, don't wait until Thursday! Tails are wagging here for you.

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I don't know anything about this but it sounds like surgery will correct the problem. What a blessing that Biko will receive the treatment she needs to help her feel better.

lexa said...

The poor baby! Hope the surgery goes well, and she makes a speedy recovery! Keep us posted.

Kris said...

I'm so glad they were able to tell you what is ailing Biko and there is help for her.

I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Carol said...

All fingers and toes are crossed over here.

Frieda said...

Well, diagnosis is the first step .It must be hard to see her in pain . Hoping that Biko recovers well after her surgery next week . Keeping fingers crossed and sending good vibes your way !

hakucho said...

Glad that the diagnosis is in and hoping the surgery will get her the relief she needs. Hugs to you and Biko :)

Elemmaciltur said...

Hope that the surgery will go well and that Biko is on the way to a recovery!

Horse 'n' Round said...

Poor thing, but it's great news that they now know how to help Biko!

Sending prayers and happy tawts your way.

Yarn Devil said...

OH so glad you found out what was wrong. Now you can deal with it! I sure hope the surgery does what it needs and she gets a speedy recovery!!!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

sorry to hear about Biko. I'm crossing my fingers that all goes well!

Emily said...

I am so glad that they figured it out - and it sounds like it's fixable/treatable! We I am including the cats in this) will be thinking very good thought's Biko's way and hoping that there are no cones involved.

Kelley said...

I'll be thinking of you and Biko over the next week. I hope all goes well.

T-Mom said...

Good luck, Miss Biko. Hugs to you and your mom (and also to Sam)

Nanette said...

Was today Biko's surgery? I'm sending healing thoughts your way! Poor doggie!

Violiknit said...

Oh, no.... best wishes to Biko.