Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! <3
Lacey is doing MUCH BETTER today. We only take her out of her crate to carry her outside, and even then she’s not allowed to wander around, but she’s taking it like a champ. 🙂 Luckily she is crate trained already so she doesn’t mind laying in there all day at all. She hasn’t appeared to be in any pain since shortly after her vet visit so her meds must be doing their job. She stays pretty sleepy and relaxed all day.
She still has full control of her bladder & bowels, and her legs and tail are still moving just fine. She is wagging her tail a lot actually. I have been a nervous wreck because in my research it seems that sometimes dogs will show symptoms like Lacey had, and then soon show signs of paralysis. But so far, so good for us…
I have been reading everything I can find about IVDD and found the most wonderful website with tons of resources and success stories. It’s called Dodgerslist if any of you guys with dachshunds ever need any information (though I hope you don’t!).
@kelly105: It is so hard to keep them from jumping! We have a low bench at the end of our bed that Lacey has always used so I always told myself “at least she’s not jumping VERY high…” but she won’t use the bench to get down–she wants to FLY off. We’re now going to completely restrict her bed jumping, though I know it’s going to be difficult.
@MissTatas: Oh man 🙁 I know that had to be just awful. It really is unbearable to know that they are in pain…I would much rather it be me.
@X0JLYNN03: SO GLAD that Brady is doing much better! He is just adorable!! The first part of your story had me tearing up, it is just so scary to not know what’s going on with your furbaby.
@artichokey: THANK YOU for sharing your story! I am so glad that Oliver has made such a great recovery!!! Ever since we adopted Lacey I’ve been preparing myself for possible back problems, but I guess I never knew just how scary it would be…not knowing what’s going to happen. We go back to the vet in 2 weeks (the end of her crate rest) and if at that point they suggest surgery, we are definitely going to go ahead and do it. It is certainly expensive but…she’s our baby, and we are going to do everything we can to take care of her. Also…you are definitely right about them being stubborn, haha! It’s going to take everything in us to keep her from flying onto/off of the furniture.
@hardtoconcentrate: Your little girl is precious!! LOVE the hat!! 😛 I’m so glad that the steroid and muscle relaxers did the trick for her, hopefully she won’t have any more episodes!! Thank you so much for sharing, it really is so encouraging to hear from someone who hasn’t had to resort to surgery.
@mnp, @MsVoyageur, @LiliKitty, @Ms Bookworm, @MrsFuzzyFace, @mija22: Thank you all so, so much! Your kind words mean so much to me (and Lacey!).