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Buddy is a four year old (in human years) dachshund and beagle mix. Recently he was diagnosed with Intervertebral disk disease. For those of you who do not know what this is it is a disease common in beagles and dachshund. Dachshunds and beagles are not supposed to jump. It can cause this disease. Intervertebral disk disease in some cases can bring numbness to the hind legs and in some cases them to be unable to use their hind legs.
His owner, found him on her porch and he walked into her living room. He stopped and collapsed in the center of her floor. She brought him to the local vet and they diagnosed him. They said that there was a surgery that they could do, but it cost her 5,000 dollars. She told them that she did not have the money for the surgery and begged the vet to put him to sleep. The vet refused, saying that he had a chance to walk again. She took Buddy home and later that night his condition worsened. She said "I love that dog and I could not see him in pain." She took him to a veterinary hospital that night and told the doctor he was to do the surgery or put him down. Buddy went through the surgery that night. She got him back four days later. He had not eaten anything and was nauseated. She had him in a cage and I remember him shaking from all of the weight in his front legs and not being able to lay down. He has to be walked three times a day using a harness, a sling, and a leash. He cannot have a collar, because it is too heavy for his neck. The sling is to hold up his rear end, You have to let his hindlegs lightly drag upon the grass to get feeling back in them. The owner has problems doing this because she has back issues and a metal hip. She depends on her son to walk him. Now he lives in a baby pen so he doesn't hurt himself. Last week, buddy spent the night at the hospital and the doctor told us that his back was healing nicely. Buddy is now eating better and that he could be able to walk again in a few months. He also knocked a large chunk of the price of the surgery off for her. She told me that, "It used to be cute for him to be sitting on the picnic table, now it is not cute anymore." She is constantly getting scolded by her peers about her decision on not putting him down, but what do you think? If you want to see pictures of buddy, go in my gallery and go into the folder labeled buddy.
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I am trying new styles of art for ex: manga and clay. I cannot do graphic pic. Vey well so bear with me. I am planning to add more art soon and i may not be able to post art very often because of time. I am always busy.

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