Help Ryder Walk Again

$510 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 3 months
Kristal Cook  AIKEN, SC
Ryder woke up last Saturday with no use of her back legs. She has been at the vet since and comes home Friday. She hasn't shown any improvements from crate rest and laser therapy. We want to get her into physical therapy and possibly get her some wheels for mobility. After speaking to our local pet rehabilitation facility it is going to be very expensive. Anything donated will be so greatly appreciated for our little girl. My husband and I aren't able to have children so she is the closest thing I can get. She is so happy I know she will walk again!

UPDATE:
After 2 acupuncture sessions, some manual therapy and a dip in the tank, Ryder is starting to show resistance in her legs and holding weight on them when she does her exercises. Also has regained bladder control. We are hoping with some more stimulation we will have enough movement to get her back into the hydrotherapy tank. Fingers crossed!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped so far!!! We go back on Wednesday for another session, will update then.
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Update 4
Posted by Kristal Cook
3 months ago
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Went for another acupuncture session today! Doctor is thrilled with leg strength improvement!!! Going to hydrotherapy again Monday to see if she will do anything :) thanks everyone for your support and keep spreading the word!
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Update 3
Posted by Kristal Cook
3 months ago
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Well, went to Rehab today and met Dr. Davis!!! Got a fancy new harness, some acupuncture and played in the water tank. Doctor says that I will definitely get better! Going to start my home exercises and hopefully start walking again...
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Update 2
Posted by Kristal Cook
3 months ago
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Getting ready to go to the first Rehab appointment! Wish us luck :) will update everyone later today
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Update 1
Posted by Kristal Cook
3 months ago
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Ryder is home, had a bath and now sleeping with her toy! We are thrilled to have her back and we raised enough money for her initial rehabilitation appointment!!! I'm thrilled! We go Monday at noon :)
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Kristal Cook
3 months ago

She has not had surgery. After talking with her doctors and the ongoing issue with these long dogs we decided she wasn't the best candidate for it. She seems to be unaffected by it emotionally so far. With the improvements she is already making though the therapist seems optimistic. We are doing her 3rd acupuncture treatment Wednesday and then evaluate her again. Her legs and toes are starting to move a little and she has been bearing weight on her legs. All great signs!!! Doc says she wants to see more action in the back end before we try her in the tank again. Basically her initial evaluation included the tank session but she used it more to see if she would try but no movement that day... hoping for some more improvements after lots of legs stretches every day!!!

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John Sturgess
3 months ago

Has Ryder had surgery and is now doing water therapy in a tank ?

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Kristal Cook
3 months ago

She has been taken off her muscle relaxer and is now on half a 0.5mg tab of Dexamethasone once daily and a dropper full of Back Pain Remedy twice daily. Have an appointment Monday at 12 and we will update everyone from there as to her prognosis and treatment plan.

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Robert Ennell
3 months ago

What meds is she on?

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Robert Ennell
3 months ago

PM me

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Jamey Cook
3 months ago

Thank everyone who has helped out so far. We really appreciate it and will keep everyone updated

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$510 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 3 months
Created December 8, 2016
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Liz Desmond
3 months ago
$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
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Tom & Ellen Sapp
3 months ago(Offline Donation)
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Jacqueline Arcuri
3 months ago
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TJ
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Trevor Janin
3 months ago
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I have a dachshund who recently went through the same thing. Boy, how it hurts to see them go through this. On the bright side he had a full recovery! Wishing you the best and a fast and full recovery!!

MS
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Mercades Schoeman
3 months ago
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Anonymous
3 months ago
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$25
Trish Roman-Aquilino
3 months ago
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Hoping Ryder has a full recovery!

SJ
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Shannon Johnson
3 months ago
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Good luck to your pup. We have three dachshunds and they are our world. So sorry y'all are dealing with that

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Judith Morgan
3 months ago
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Kristal Cook
3 months ago

She has not had surgery. After talking with her doctors and the ongoing issue with these long dogs we decided she wasn't the best candidate for it. She seems to be unaffected by it emotionally so far. With the improvements she is already making though the therapist seems optimistic. We are doing her 3rd acupuncture treatment Wednesday and then evaluate her again. Her legs and toes are starting to move a little and she has been bearing weight on her legs. All great signs!!! Doc says she wants to see more action in the back end before we try her in the tank again. Basically her initial evaluation included the tank session but she used it more to see if she would try but no movement that day... hoping for some more improvements after lots of legs stretches every day!!!

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John Sturgess
3 months ago

Has Ryder had surgery and is now doing water therapy in a tank ?

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Kristal Cook
3 months ago

She has been taken off her muscle relaxer and is now on half a 0.5mg tab of Dexamethasone once daily and a dropper full of Back Pain Remedy twice daily. Have an appointment Monday at 12 and we will update everyone from there as to her prognosis and treatment plan.

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Robert Ennell
3 months ago

What meds is she on?

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Robert Ennell
3 months ago

PM me

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Jamey Cook
3 months ago

Thank everyone who has helped out so far. We really appreciate it and will keep everyone updated

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