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Video of Cory after spine surgery caused by Cauda Equina Syndrome

Here’s that video I promised. It shows Cory on his first day back home after spine surgery for a herniated disc caused by Cauda Equina Syndrome.

You can see him limping on his front legs, which is caused by arthritis and is unrelated to the surgery. Before the surgery, Cory was losing control of his hind legs due to the herniated disc pinching off the nerve in his spine. His hind end is still a little wobbly, as you’ll see in this video, but it’s a vast improvement over what it used to be. Furthermore, the doctor says that it’ll take 4 weeks for the benefits of the surgery to really kick in, since there is still a ton of swelling in his spine from the surgery.

The really big wow factor about this video is that just 24 hours earlier, we visited Cory at the hospital, and he was unable to move any part of his body except his eyes. We were all horrified by that experience, and expecting the worst when we picked him up from the hospital. You can imagine our surprise and delight when Cory was bright-eyed, cheerful, and mobile when we picked him up.

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  • Good job, Cory. I have to agree, it's worth a trip across the living room for a treat! Glad you are doing so good. I know your humans are very happy. Keep getting better.

    Your kitty friend,
    Azlan
    Purrr

  • Gail

    This is so inspiring! What a fighter Mr. Cory is!! I just love successful pet “tails”. Hugs, kisses and plenty of treats for him!!

  • Johanna

    Outstanding job Jayson! Way to go Cory, looking great and keep up the good work.
    Hugs to you all.

  • Susan

    Yeah Cory!! Good Boy!!!