Following discussions with his owner, Murphy was admitted to the hospital for pre-anaesthetic blood testing, followed by an MRI scan under general anaesthetic. The MRI showed an acute spinal cord injury at L1, likely a fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE).
It was agreed for Murphy to stay with us in the hospital for regular physiotherapy and nursing care. After the first 24 hours in, Murphy was showing very positive signs of improvement and was able to stand with assistance.
He stayed with us for ongoing treatment for a further two days, by which time he was showing independent movement in both hindlimbs. At this stage he was discharged back home.