Seeking Answers for the Corgi

The Corgi finally had his neurologist appointment on Tuesday.

Saw that his right side still is at decreased function and his left side is now very limited.  Can't blink, or move his ear, decreased function in his lips, and some signs of vertigo.

According to her, there was zero chance his sudden paralysis on his left side of his face (and the right side of his face since February) could be from his herniated disc in January.  Since we had xrays done but not a full MRI in January, we also couldn't be 100% sure that Lance actually had a herniated disc.

So she looked at potential causes for both the back issues and the face or just the facial paralysis.  Meningitis possible but unlikely due to lack of other symptoms and partial recovery of the right side of his face.  Brain tumor also possible.  Or unexplainable Bell's Palsy.
I chose to do an MRI of both his brain and back and a spinal tap to rule out things.  Thankfully they were eliminated.  But we're left without an explanation.  Since Lance is feeling fine and doesn't seem to be much affected by his recent development, there's nothing to do now but wait and see.  Maybe his face will get better and maybe it won't.  Hopefully nothing new will occur.

And his back MRI was OK.  He still has some small bulging discs but the vet said there was nothing to do about them unless they start causing him pain.  Re-confirming his retirement from agility and making me think about his obedience.  The greatest risk to Lance re-injuring himself is going to be in the yard just being a dog.

And with great sadness Lance's movie career is over.  In 2 weeks Lance was going to meet Woody Harrison and have a small role in a new movie being filmed here in the Twin Cities.

Anonymous  –   – ( July 8, 2015 at 8:56 PM )  

I know it's confusing and sad, and probably a little bit scary. Lance is lucky to have a leader that places his well being at such high importance. He will have a great time just being a dog with you.

Kristen  – ( July 9, 2015 at 12:39 PM )  

That's frustrating to not have answers or much information on what to expect or what could be done.

Kristen  – ( July 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM )  
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Laura and The Corgi, Toller, & Duck  – ( July 9, 2015 at 7:58 PM )  

It's just comforting that Lance has no idea what the fuss is about. He still feels great and always just goes with the flow.

Danielle D  – ( July 9, 2015 at 8:52 PM )  

I'm so sorry for the No Answers, but glad that he feels good. :(

Kim  – ( July 12, 2015 at 9:52 AM )  

How frustrating, but how wonderful that he doesn't seem to care to much about what's going on with him. What a bummer about his movie career though...that certainly would have been fun for the both of you.

achieve1dream  – ( October 26, 2015 at 11:12 AM )  

I'm so sorry you still don't have any answers, but I'm glad he's happy and pain free. Those are the important things. So sad he missed out on his movie career too. That would have been so cool.

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