Sunday, May 23, 2010
A visit to the orthopedic surgeon, followed by a visit to a neurologist and it seems we have an answer to Chloe's symptoms. The diagnosis is one of the disks in Chloe's back is irritated. Apparently shih tzus have long backs, similar to a dachshund. So now Chloe is on bed rest for the next 3 to 4 weeks. No walks, no playing, and definitely no jumping. The hope is bed rest will allow the disk to heal, and if not, an MRI to see if surgery will be required. This will be interesting - keeping Chloe quiet, while not destroying her spirit.