Friday, October 29, 2010
Keeping Us Happy And Amused.
Spike is not well it’s very worrying, his walking has been getting worse, he has lost control of his back legs, but despite this he is still a happy dog.
He has many cheerful and playful moments, which is lovely to see, also how well he copes with his wobbly legs.
We got quite worried that we won't have our beautiful little friend for too much longer, so Richie took him to the vets.
Who thought it could be one of two things, both of which could be treated, neither could be cured but medicine could reduce the effects.
This would give Spike another three to four years of a good life, where he would be able to run and play without any problems.
Blood samples were taken and these were sent off to the laboratory for testing, took three weeks to get the results.
We had hoped the blood tests would tell us more but sadly nothing was found, so now we need to take Spike to see a neurologist.
We were lucky to get an appointment at 10.25 on Friday 12 October to the Animal Clinic which is part of Utrecht University.
This is one of the teaching clinics where vets get trained; it seems to have a good reputation.
Now Richie will go to Utrecht on Friday 12 October, with Spike to see if they can help.
Hope they can, would give alot to have him fit again and hear him running full tilt around the apartment.
He is such a sweet dog, my special little friend who takes his job very seriously to keep us both happy and amused.