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The next step for Elijah Blu

October 29, 2010

We finally got the results from the spinal fluid sample from Elijah Blu. There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that Elijah’s condition is not surgical and he does not have any inflammatory process going on. So he won’t need surgery and he won’t need to take meds for the rest of his life.

The bad news is that Dr. Skinner believes that Elijah Blu had a hemmorhage in his spinal cord at some point. This happens in 3-5% of dogs and they do not know why or what causes it. The outcome is permanent damage, although they generally improve some over a period of 3-6 months following the incident. We don’t know how long ago this may have happened to Elijah so we don’t know whether he has already been through that time period, but we have decided the fight isn’t over yet! We want to get Elijah Blu as close as we can to walking and playing like a normal dog. Now we are going to try a laser treatment that replicates acupuncture without the needles.

Elijah’s laser treatment will begin next Monday and will go a few times per week for three to four weeks. We will, of course, keep you all up to date on his progress…