Hudson's Spinal Surgery: Our Story
When Hudson became paralyzed in his back legs shortly after I brought him home, I did everything I could to give him a chance to walk again. Hudson fought like a Frenchie to be where he is today, and I am so proud of him.
Below I have shared the details of where we went for surgery and all the amazing places that helped Hudson fight through Kyphosis. Every Kyphosis situation is unique, but I am sharing our experience to hopefully support others going through similar situations.
More details about Hudson's Diagnosis & Treatments:
Age Hudson Became Paralyzed
Paralyzed @ 4 months old
Surgery @ 7 months old
David Lipsitz @ Veterinary Speciality Hospital (San Diego, CA)
Time at Vet Post Surgery
Downtime Post Surgery
Three weeks of no movement at home
I would help him move his legs and stretch him every day
Red light therapy, acupuncture, water treadmill, swimming, and physical therapy. We started all of this once we got the okay from his vet.
Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines (Santa Barbara, CA)
Pasternak Veterinary Center (Los Angeles, CA)
It took about 6 - 8 months before Hudson was at a good spot post-surgery. Today, Hudson is not in pain, but we continue to do acupuncture and exercise him daily!
This video is a little glimpse inside of our journey & his fight through Kyphosis. From surgery to therapy, Hudson never gave up and I am so proud of him! Our bond is so special because of what we went through and I am so lucky to have him.
Thank you @wufers for helping share our story💕