Our 9-year old bully (Bruiser) is experiencing severe weakness in his right hind leg. The MRI done approximately two weeks ago showed some nerve compression; however, it was not significant enough to warrant surgery. Bruiser’s condition has gotten worse in the last few days and he can no longer walk or put any weight on right hind leg.
Our vet gave us the option to try and treat it with medication to see if Bruiser improves or have surgery. We opted to try medication first. Bruiser has been on the meds for two days; however he has not showed any signs of improvement. It may be too soon to see any improvements; however, my wife and I want to be ready to make a decision quickly about surgery if he does not get better by this weekend.
We would like to hear from anyone whose bully (or any other breed) has had spinal surgery. What was the issue (i.e., slipped disk)? Type of surgery? How was recovery (number of days)? Did the condition improve after surgery?