Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Good News!!!!!!

Hi everydoggy! Newton here. I'm back from having an MRI. Before I complain about it, I wanted to say that the vet thinks I'm going to be OK. I have a compressed disc that is affecting my right side. With a little surgery, I should be fine. The vet here in Utah is sending the MRI results to Colorado State University for a second opinion, but he's certain of the diagnosis. He showed Mommy and Daddy exactly what he was talking about. They even ran some kind of dye to make sure it wasn't a tumor.

While it was great news, and I shouldn't be complaining really, I must say that was a HORRIBLE ordeal. First, I had to fast. That was terrible because as you all know, pugs love the food! Then, the vet inserted something called a catheter into my right front leg. Next, we had to ride up to the University of Utah in my vet's SUV, where they injected me with something that made me very sleepy. Thank goodness I was asleep for the part they called intubation. Daddy said it was awful. Mommy couldn't even stay in the room.

A little later, after the good results came in, they gave me another drug to make me wake up. It made me very drunk and it gave me hallucinations. It was awful. I also had terrible gas. It was humiliating. I was passing gas right and left in front of a room full of strangers.

Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for their prayers. They were answered. Before I go, Mommy wants to say something ...

Hi everyone! It's Amy. This is a puggy service announcement. If your pug starts limping, take him to the vet ASAP! I'm sure all of you would rush to the vet, but I learned today that the sooner you get them seen about, the better their chances are of having a full recovery. And like Newton, I wanted to thank everyone for their support. It helps knowing we have positive thoughts being sent our way. Also, if my regular vets are reading this ... THANK YOU so much for all your help and for being so kind to me last week.

I'm leaving you with a picture of me and Newton from a while back. It's to show him how much I love him. Right now, he's a tad mad at me.


Page said...

I'm so happy everything turned out so well!! I'm sure Newton is a bit upset with that procedure, but plenty of treats and he will be over it I'll bet!

Manda Girl said...

Glad to hear that things will be ok!!!! Give Newton big kisses from Meimei and Miko

The Devil Dog said...

We are happy to hear that Newton will be okay. My older sister Muffie (one who went before) had a compressed vertebrae and a disintegrated disc. Toward the end (16-1/2 yrs) mom would carry her up and down the stairs. She had the same thing, her back legs just wouldn't work. The vets ruled out surgery (I think she was 12 or so when this happened, maybe older) Mom gave her medicine and she got better. And she lived to a ripe old age.
May Newton be as lucky.


Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

So glad to hear about the positive diagnosis! You'll get lots of attention and treats after your surgery!!

rpm said...

Oh, little Newtonman...I'm glad they were able to see what is wrong and will be able to fix you. I hope you will be feeling better soon.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Newton and Mom!
I am so happy to hear that everything is going to be ok!
Sure it was not fun to go to the vet but they know what to do for us!
Let us know how it goes, ok?
Kisses and hugs