Re: MY DOG!
My little 6 pound Japanese Chin had $4500 neck surgery at Auburn University 8 years ago. At the time I wondered if I had just wasted $4500, was my dog going to have a good quality of life. Well, she is a little paralyzed on her left side and her tongue hangs out all the time because she can't feel it, but she is the happiest little fireball in the house, and that was 8 years ago. She is now 1 year over the breed standard for lifespan and going strong. It was well worth the money and she is way tougher than I'll ever be. I'm sure your pooch will do great and have a speedy recovery. I wish you the best!
And on a side note, she is now scratching my leg to go outside so I'm going to go let her out!! It's good to see folks taking care of their animals. I'm by no means an animal activist, but I have always strongly believed that if you decide to have a pet, you treat them like a member of the family and take care of them as such. We saved a cat in a local grocery store pumpkin patch 2 years ago (hence his name, Pumpkin), and it turns out he has asthma, and trust me, spending $200 on his inhaler isn't my favorite thing to do (yes, cats use the same inhaler as humans, they just have a little tube and face mask that connects to it), but he's a family member now and I'm glad we have him because who knows what someone else would have done. Anyways, good luck man. My thoughts are with ya.