Hello all Mr Darcy’s friends
Its the Darcy Mumma here.
Mr Darcy had the myelogram and some other tests done yesterday morning and he has finally come home tonight!
The myelogram confirmed the wobblers and showed that he has 2 vertebra compressing his spine and a third one that is also doing a small amount of compressing.
He had a bit of a bad reaction to the dye, and had a bit of temporary paralysis. So he had to stay the night at the uni vet hospital. He also suffered the very bad headaches that can occur when they take spinal fluid out of the spine. So they kept him in to manage the pain and give anti-inflams for the reaction to the dye.
Unfortunately the vets also found he has a heart murmur.
The specialist is going to do some research on best treatment for him now. The operation will probably involve scraping out damaged discs and replacing with bone grafts and surgical cement. But the specialist is concerned that if we go through with the operation the other cervical vertebra will start compressing the spine in another 6 months.
The Vets at the University are fantastic and looked after him beautifully. We are very grateful that we have access to such a state of the art veterinary facility.
As you can imagine he is very happy to be home. He will probably give you his account of events soon.