Oh my....I am so sorry!! Sending good thoughts and hoping for a miracle for you and Sully! Take care...
Oh no! I am so sorry. It's hard when we have to make impossible choices for our beloved friends. I am hoping that she improves enough to have good quality of life. Be kind to yourself as you struggle with this decision, and don't let anyone second-guess your choices.
Poor girl. And hugs to you.
I am so sorry! So many prayers for both you and Sully.
I know you said you are not looking for advice but I do have to ask if you have looked into acupuncture. Max had IVDD in his neck, it was stuck in a titled position and he refused to move it and was in a lot of pain. Like you I could not afford the surgery especially with such a low hope of improvement. I was faced with making that decision. My last ditch effort was acupuncture. We went once a week for several weeks and after the second visit I could see a difference in him. He was moving his neck and you could tell he was not in pain. He was back to wanting to go for walks and playing. He was 8 years old at the time. With maintenance visits and an herbal medicine added to his food twice a day he had no more problems. He was 13 when we lost him to DM and lymphoma.
I know my experience is not a guarantee that it will work for Sully but like you I was exploring any option and this one worked for us. Please keep us posted.
Big Hugs for you and Sully. I'm so sorry to hear this. I want to echo the thought on acupuncture or alternative medicine. If it is available to you, it may be something to try if you have no other reasonable options. I hear, more and more, of successful treatments that don't involve surgeries. My heart goes out to you in grappling with this decision.
Hugs! You are in a tough situation and i am so sorry.
If you can stay on top of the pain, it may give her body a chance to improve. Someone who does dog chiropractic, or acupuncture may have something to offer, if available. Neck surgery is very iffy even in people and I would not do it. Ultimately, your loving hear will tell you when and what the best thing to do for Sully is. Hugs.
She stayed as long as she could and I know how much time and effort you put into her from day one. Best wishes for your own surgery.