This was from Murphy’s Mom last Wednesday night (1/21) to friends and family. I’m sharing the latest information I have.
I’m writing this message because I believe in the power of positive thoughts.
Yesterday (Tuesday) I took Murphy (many of you know the famed dog) to the vet for she was walking in an uncomfortable manner. She was treated for a potential muscle sprain with anti-inflamatory medication and bedrest (i.e. no ballplaying….)
At 5:00 AM she was completely paralized in her backside.
Early this morning I took her back to the vet, she had a neurological exam, an MRI and through that it was discovered that she had a disc disease. This meant that disc matter had gotten into the spinal cord region causing swelling and bleeding – therefore the paralysis.
After a 5 minute discussion (that’s all the time the vet gave us to make a decision), we decided to have Murphy go through major surgery which would clean out the disc matter, remove any compression to the spinal cord and clean out from any bleeding. She survived a 5 hour surgery today and the vet said that she did well.
Now is when I need your positive thoughts – she has a 50-50 chance of ever walking again. This will depend upon the recovery of the spinal cord. Fortunately, the vet said she did not see anything wrong with the cord itself. That is good news.
It will be at least a few days to even see if she has any feeling at all.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during this recovery time.
I strongly believe in the power of positive thoughts and I very much believe in you.
Thank you for your kindness.
UPDATE: Yes, I will try to post some photos of Murphy when I get home.