12/21/22 – Please continue your prayers for our sweet boy, Chance. He has opened his paws too so many special snd orphaned animals. He has been the fur uncle that every stray needs. – diana. [email protected] P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

A Second Chance For Chance

Hey there Team, mom here with the update from Chancies appointment today. So, when we arrived they had already had several emergencies come in that would require surgeries and would not be able to do Chances mri at that time. Dr. Palma did do a thorough exam and gave us his opinions, options and estimates. We discussed leaving him overnight for them to try to do mri tomorrow or make another appt with a drop off time of early morning since there’s bloodwork, xrays and ECG that have to be done prior to mri. We also discussed the possibility of back surgery depending on findings, which I am not wanting to put Chance through.

As we continued to talk about Chances history Dr. Palma said he suspects that an mri findings would not be anything that would be surgical in nature but more going back to his original injury that paralyzed him. So, in the end he said there’s 2 paths of treatment..Surgical and medicinal. So we are going to do a 3wk trial of higher dose of steroid, pain medication, proin, and prozac. He feels that Chances incontinence is tied to pain in his T3 area, that causes him stress which triggers his Cystitis which makes it burn when he urinates so he doesn’t fully empty his bladder becuse it burns which is causing his leaking!

So, for these next 3wks he must stay completely calm. No stress. No jumping on furniture, no stairs, no playing…just rest. If he improves we should be able to keep improving with the right diet and med combo. But…Dr. Palma did say if this is indeed due to his old injury, as he ages he will continue to decline. If he does not improve then we will be back to scheduling the mri. Keeping Chance still for 3wks…that’s going to be interesting.

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