help Fat Boy get an MRI

48657044_1591634747336709_r.jpegWe got Fat Boy on March 1st, 2020. (9 weeks old) 

When we got him he would make strange yelps/whines when we would pick him up. We thought maybe we were picking him up wrong to make him yelp that way. When he would do this he would also turn around and look at his butt. People suggested that we get his anal glands looked at because he could possibly have a clogged anal gland. We took him to the vet and they said his anal glands looked perfectly fine and it could be something with his tail bone. She suggested we wait it out a little and see what will happen. Fast forward to April 26th, we went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday at his parents house and i carries fat boy into the house and put him down. We was very excited to see everyone and started to “run”. As he did this his legs were twisting around each other and not working correctly.. we hadn’t seen this before. The next day was a Monday so i called the vet immediately and they were full so i went to a different vet they recommended. This vet suggested Fat Boy gets an X-Ray because he was in a lot of pain and they couldn’t see anything themselves. She called us the next day and said nothing popped up on his x-Ray and he’s going to need an MRI. She put him on anti-inflammatory medication and after only 2 days you could see a difference. The area must’ve been so inflamed and painful that is why he was screaming/yelping so badly when we would pick him up.She suggested that he was kenneled all day besides to eat/drink and go to the bathroom. When we would take him out he would seem to walk okay on carpet or cement but not the kitchen/bathroom floor where it’s more slippery. He couldn’t go down the front porch stairs but he could make it up okay. Well after 30 days of this medication the vet recommended he get off of it so it doesn’t start to eat at his insides. Day 1-4 off the medication was very good and we were so happy because the price of the MRI has been terrifying us. (Especially with Covid-19 happening and not having the money we would normally be having.) day 5 was not so good.. he is not walking very well anymore but does not seem to be in pain like before. We really want to get this MRI so we can stop worrying andstressing about how this is all going to turn out.. there is also no place where we live that offers MRIs and have to drive 6 hours away! Thank you all for taking the time to read this. We just want to see our pup walking and playing likea normal puppy:( the vet thinks this could possibly be a slipped or shattered vertebrae disk! 


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Kelsie Thurman 
Eureka, CA
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