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I have a beautiful 6 year old Labrador Oscar, who just before Christmas had a fall and suffered an ANNPE.
After recently speaking to his neurologist he was quite shocked that Oscar wasn't walking after nearly 6 months.
Obviously this was quite a shock as i thought his improvements, while slow, were really positive. We have a consultation booked for Thursday but before i go i'd quite like to know your experiences on the time scale of an injury. He does have voluntary movements, reflexes and can hold his own weight for sometimes up to 10 seconds so i'm definitely not giving up hope on him yet.
So my first question is... Has anyone's dog suffered the same injury and how long has they're recovery taken? Surely there isn't a time limit on an injury like this?
The internet says the usually recovery is 2 weeks but how is it possible for anyone/anything to recover from a spinal injury after 2 weeks?!?
Also... Hydrotherapy is next on the cards along with his weekly physiotherapy. Unfortunately he's still incontinent, while i can usually predict whats gonna come from what end its going to get quite costly if i misjudge before letting him in the pool. Can anyone recommend any waterproof nappies/suits that will do they trick?
Thanks in advance for your help
If you have any questions please ask and hopefully I can help.