A Cabal update for you, not very fun, but we are hoping for a good outcome.
He has a growth of some sort, not likely a tumor, pressing on his spine. This compression is causing neurological problems. He can't tell where his feet are exactly. They are hoping to remove it, and things will work properly.
It's risky, working on the spine, they tell me. He will have to be there some days after surgery, recovering. He goes in for the surgery on Tuesday.
The lesser operation is for his ACL tendon, the same he had on his other leg a year ago. It's fairly straight forward, and won't be any worse from waiting to see if the first surgery works. He'll have that when his Doctors deem he is ready for it.
I feel for him, poor guy. The neck and spine issues are likely from being chained to a barn on a choke chain for the first three years of his life. The tendon, no knowing, it wasn't sudden, so could also have happened anytime, on any run.
I feel so too, for people who this happens to who don't have Doggie Health Insurance, and can't afford what it would cost to care for him now. My Boss can, and will do whatever it takes.
Cabal is our first Dog. And he's taught us so much.
Love and Cabal,