Watson came to BVNS Atlanta for a progressive onset of back pain. Within one week, Watson went from not acting himself to non-ambulatory with severe pelvic limb weakness.
After a neurological consultation with Dr. Akin, the recommended MRI was performed. It was revealed that Watson had intervertebral disc disease causing moderate spinal cord compression. Dr. Akin performed a hemilaminectomy surgery the same day to decompress the spinal cord. Watson was able to be discharged the next day.
Here’s Watson at his suture removal visit. He has been recovering very well! His owners stated that the day before his appointment was the first day he walked outside and went to the bathroom on his own. Great job, Watson! Keep it up and we’ll see you back in 4 more weeks.
Thank you Dr. Bhaskaran at Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Cheng at Etowah Veterinary Hospital for referring this sweet boy to BVNS.