Shih Tzu + ruptured disc in back = paralysis => pain => morphine => emergency surgery => 30% good outcome
QED this morning sucks
Dear Dr. Google, DVM
Update: Missy is out of surgery. We went and visited her, and she seems to be coming out of it ok. Very groggy, will be on morphine for a few days, and the 12 inch zipper closure scares the heck out of us. Won't know for a few days if the surgery will reverse either the paralysis or the pain, but we did see a little movement in her back legs -- might have just been reflex, sinceshe' not supposed to be able to do that under any circumstances only 5 hours after surgery.