Houdini The Basenji (@houdinithebasenji)

🏥 We just got a call from Houdini's veterinarian and they had some updates on his CT-scan:
We actually thought we were done with the scan for the moment since it had already been read and Houdini was then diagnosed with two minor prolapses in his back. The problem is that these prolapses were so minor that the vet was somewhat unsure if this was actually the reason he had been in so much pain when we touched his back. But it was really the only answer we had and it was both the veterinarian's and the orthopedic's best guess at the moment. Since then Houdini has been on a medication called Neurontin (also known as Gabapentin) which is designed to work specifically in the nervous system. We saw the effect immediately and Houdini has been 90% back to his happy self again ever since, which is why it was a big surprise to us today when we got a call from our veterinarian with an additional update:
Apparently they have these routine check-ups where they double check the scans from time to time to make sure that they had been read properly and that everything have been disclosed so that they can sort-of "close the case". Well, in our case there was something that was not discovered the first time around; in addition to the very minor prolapse in his back, Houdini also has a swelling in the soft tissue between the base of his tail and the tailbone. And this was much more likely to cause the pain he's been having than the prolapse alone. We don't have much more information at the moment, so for now he will stay on the medication and after a couple of more weeks the appropriate treatment will be considered with our vet. _____________________________________________________
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Houdini The Basenji (@houdinithebasenji)

#ThrowbackThursday to when my hoomans took me barbecuing and had the courtesy to put me on a leash so that I couldn't reach the grill 😤🌭
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Houdini The Basenji (@houdinithebasenji)

Is it warm in here, or are you in heat? ❤️ 🔥 Happy hump day (and Valentines day😏) #HoudiniTheBasenji #Basenji #barklessdog #valentines #romance #bowtie #cutepuppy #humpday

Houdini The Basenji (@houdinithebasenji)

🏥 Update on Houdini's back injury:

Since the first day on Gabapentin (medication for pain in the nervous system) we have seen a major difference in Houdini's tolerance of us touching him. As you can see in the video he shows no sign of discomfort and will let me gently rub his lower back and thighs. Since November 2017 we have not been able to do this once without getting a stare from him while his ears are pinned back and sometimes a growl before he gets up and leaves (this mainly occurs when he's laying down. When he's up he's not as sensitive). But just hours after his first dosage of Gabapentin he would let us touch him again like before ❤️ This is what we have seen change in him the last week, but in a short while we will take him back to the vet to see what our next steps are towards him healing properly.
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