Hiker's neck/spine issues have been going on now for almost two months. She had a referral visit to the Atlantic Veterinary College Teaching Hospital last week and without further testing, there really isn't much that they could diagnose. Most likely, there is a compressed disc in her neck although they cannot rule out the possibility of a lesion on her spine.
The suggestion was a CT scan and/or MRI then likely surgery. The cost for the testing and surgery would be around $4000. The idea of that type of surgery is scary to me and I would rather not put her through that. (besides to be honest, I don't know where the money would come from)
Right now, Hiker is doing very well on her medications. She is back to playing, bothering Arthur the cat and the most obvious sign that she is feeling better, she is
hoarding gathering things in her crate.
|Hiker and her gorilla|
As an alternative to the surgery, next week we are going to see a veterinarian who does acupuncture.