Help Zorro Walk Again

Update posted by Carol Young On Mar 27, 2019

Zorro was doing so well after surgery that he was released from the hospital a day early. He has continued to do well and is healing nicely. The biggest challenge his owners are having is to keep Zorro calm. For the first time in many months he is feeling good! Zorro has a new man cave (pen), which Bandit's BandAid provides to dogs that require limited activity. He will see his regular vet for a follow up soon, and we expect him to be pleasantly surprised about how much Zorro has already improved!

Update posted by Carol Young On Mar 19, 2019

Zorro has done well overnight after the long and intense surgery yesterday. Dr. Coates, the head of neurology and neurosurgery, stayed in for the entire procedure as part of the surgical team. They are now getting him up to move around, and they was very pleased that he was able to do some moving on his own. They hope to transfer Zorro out of ICU tomorrow. This boy still has a long road ahead including physical therapy, so those costs will be added to his fundraiser in the future when we have a plan and an estimate. Thank you to all who have supported Zorro and his Momma, and please keep that support coming!


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Update posted by Carol Young On Mar 18, 2019

Zorro has just been taken back to undergo cervical ventral slot disc surgery. Although there are risks, the neurosurgeon confirmed that this was the only option for Zorro. It is expected to take a couple of hours. We will add an update once we hear from the surgeon post surgery. Prayers are welcome, and support for this fundraiser is much appreciated!


Update posted by Carol Young On Mar 16, 2019

Zorro had his MRI today, which revealed compression to cervical discs 2 and 3. Zorro will undergo ventral slot surgery on Monday. It is the most common procedure for disc herniation in the cervical spine. The approach is from the underside (ventral) of the neck, where intervertebral discs are located. A small hole (slot) is drilled through the center of the disc and a small portion of the adjacent vertebrae. This allows access to the spinal canal at the location of the herniated disc. Small instruments are then used to remove any free fragments of disc material that have herniated or ruptured into the spinal canal. If Zorro has any additional problems over the weekend, the surgery may be performed sooner. Please continue to show your support for this boy. He has a long road a head of him. We have revised the fundraiser goal to account for this updated information. And here is a new photo of Zorro with one of the neurology residents caring for him.


Update posted by Carol Young On Mar 15, 2019

Zorro arrived at the MU Veterinary Health Center Thursday afternoon and was taken back to ICU to be examined by a neurologist. He had x-rays of his heart and lungs and all was well there. Dr. Joan Coates, the head of Neurology and Neurosurgery was to have also examined Zorro but she was tied up all afternoon performing brain surgery (and yes her patient was doing well post surgery). Consequently Zorro will spend the night in ICU and in the morning Dr. Coates will oversee the MRI and development of the plan to address what those images reveal.

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