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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years. I am sorry to hear about Coco.
IVDD is treatable The Veterinary Neurologist can help make a decision on what best course of treatment. With the surgery. After surgery there will be recovery, but also physical therapy to strengthen Coco. If he does not recover the use of the legs he can still have an active long life using a doggie wheel chair called Waggin Wheels. IVDD is bad but treatable to aleviate the pain and still allow the dog to live. The ER Vets were good with what they did to assist him with pain and swelling.
This is a Link to read more about IVDD, Invertebratal Disc Disease: http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Health/Intervertebral-
I know all seems bad now, but generally the prognosis is good and pain can be controlled with medication. There are so many new treatments for IVDD that go along with the surgery.
I would speak with the Veterinary Neurologist and see what plan of action they come up with before making any decisions.
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I hope Coco will feel better and all will be resolved.