As I shared over Twitter the last few days, The Girlfriend’s dog, Max, had a serious health crisis this weekend. He developed a herniated disc in his spine, which was compounded by internal bleeding around the area. The scary thing is that there is no way of knowing precisely how this happened — it could have been anything, even something as simple as slipping a little when getting down off the couch. Whatever it was, within a period of 36 hours he went from acting weird and walking around with his tail between his legs to being totally paralyzed in his back legs. The latter was itself sudden and shocking, as he only manifested it when we were trying to get him to the vet. Luckily we had the resources available to get him the surgery he needed, and while he’s in the very early stages of recovery, we are optimistic.
Prior to this, Max seemed to be invincible. Read the rest of this entry »