Has anyone ever had any experience with this? Our four year old female dachshund was diagnosed last week. Our craptastic pet insurance doesn't cover the surgery and due to some recent home renovations (thanks a lot, Sandy) my OH and I have no room on our credit to foot the seven grand on our own. Plus neither of the local universities that perform the surgery have payment plans. We were literally stuck in such a shitstorm of bad luck when this happened and there is only a small window of opportunity to act with this. Heartbreakingly, we had to accept that we could not afford the surgery inside that window. If we had a few more days, possibly we could have gotten it together, but the chances of recovery drop down to just 5% after 72 hours.
Our girl is home now and on strict, strict crate rest for at least a month. She's on a cocktail of pain meds that would make a junkie jealous and she seems to be improving. She still has her sense of superficial pain and she's starting to make "purposeful movements" with her hind legs again. There's no guarantee she'll walk again, but we feel hopeful. I've been looking into acupuncture and I've set up an appointment for her next week. Has anyone tried this on their pets? Was it effective?
We are willing to try anything at this point. When we realized we just could not come up with the money (after three hysterical phone calls to my daddy where yes, I begged), we both made a promise to do everything else we can to make sure her life is still happy and healthy. This dog is like my fourth child, silly as it is, and I would do anything to help her. I even had a friend of work try reiki on her. I've read a few things about swim therapy too, but I can't seem to find enough on it to form an opinion. I'm willing to give anything a chance so as long as it doesn't cause her further damage.
Anyone have any suggestions?