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Surgery Successful, Cory on the Road to Recovery

I haven’t talked with the Vet, but Sandy and Jay have, and we were overjoyed last night to get news that the surgery was successful! Rather than remove the herniated disc, the doctor determined that the best course of action was to insert a spacer between the discs, keeping them off and away from the nerve which was previously causing Cory to lose control of his hind legs.

Cory is awake, but they are keeping him on the IV to keep him sedated so he doesn’t move. They want him to be absolutely still for as long as possible to allow the screws, spacer, and everything to set.

Sandy sent me an email this morning with this news:

“I called the hospital about an hour ago and they say that Cory rested comfortably last night. He is still on the IV for pain, but they intend to wean him off of it by this afternoon, and they will offer him food then. We expect that he will need to stay in the hospital until Friday or Saturday.”

I just learned that Cory is not interested in food right now, but that they are being very attentive to him while he recovers. It’s shocking to me to hear that he isn’t interested in food, because that has always been his greatest weakness. Let’s all hope that he regains his appetite soon.

Thank you so much for all the comments, messages, emails, tweets and facebook fan page comments! We really appreciate the outpouring of love and compassion while Cory endures what’s probably one of the most difficult times of his life. We’ll be sure to tell him how much you all care about him =)

I’ll keep you updated as I learn more.

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