Last night was rough in every sense but BeAnne was a star. She stayed in her bed, neither pee’ed nor pooed from 15:00 to 08:00 (17 hours – wow!). When we disembarked, I drove to a nice grassy place by the River Don and we took BeAnne for a little wander. She pee’ed for at least 20 elephants (seconds) and then poo’ed. What a wonderfully good little dog.
And so we drove to Stirling via Tesco, Dundee and arrived in good time. BeAnne’s appointment was at 12:00 at Broadley’s Veterinary Hospital and we were exhausted. I may have had a little sleep in the waiting room.
Professor Jacques Penderis, BeAnne’s vet, asked questions, thoroughly examined BeAnne and watched her gait. He then told us what the outcome could be…
A brain tumour
A brain bleed
A slipped disk
We handed BeAnne over with huge trepidation and were told to phone at 17:00 if we had heard nothing.
Without BeAnne, we went and checked into our hotel and had some lunch.
And so we have sat for what seems like days waiting. At 16:30 BeAnne’s Prof phoned with the best news.
BeAnne has a traumatic disc extrusion (ie an acute extrusion of a non degenerative disc) at C2-C3. This requires no surgery and she is now off bedrest. She can have gentle exercise on soft ground and will probably get 95% of little self back although she may always have a slight right sided weakness (BeAnne’s new unique wiggle).
We are all very relieved. The boat home is booked for tomorrow and, according to Magic Seaweed, it looks like a calm crossing.
Thank you everyone for your healing prayers, vibes, thoughts and kindness. You have no idea how your support and love helps. I am sure BeAnne knew too.
Daisy and I are exhausted. We will collect BeAnne tomorrow at 10:30. We can’t wait to see her little smiling happy face and then we go home.