Friday, December 22, 2006

please pray for simba

This morning Simba suffered a spinal cord injury as he was chasing a squirrel. His hind quarters have been paralyzed ever since. The vet gave him a steroid shot to reduce swelling of the spinal cord, and a pain shot, and now we're hourly checking his hind feet for a pain response. So far, so good, we squeeze his little toe and he tells us he can feel it. If he stops feeling the pinch, it means nerve cells are dying and he will need emergency surgery. Please pray for him. It is breaking my heart to see him like this.

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3 comments:

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

Oh Pat I'm so sorry. I can feel your heart ache. Poor Simba! We'll definitely keep him in our thoughts and prayers. I'll tell my family as well since we are all dog lovers (between all of us there are about 10 dogs).

Pet on Simba for me. And please keep us updated on his progress.

Kalyn said...

Very sorry to hear about this. I hope Simba will be ok.

Lynne said...

Oh, pat, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Simba right now.