Help Neville Get His Back Surgery

Help Neville Get His Back Surgery

From Kaylee McGurthy

I'm trying to raise money to cover the cost of my therapy dog, Neville's, back surgery. He slipped a disk in his back and both of his back legs are paralyzed. The surgery will allow him to spend more time with me.

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Update #8

3 months ago

Here he is, post surgery yesterday. The vet said he had a bit of a fever last night, but that it was a pretty normal occurrence after surgery. They did an x-ray just to make sure he didn't have pneumonia, which he doesn't. The vet told us that he had feeling in both of his back legs, which is great, because we were worried he might have lost it permanently. They say he should be able to come home on Sunday. Thank you so much everyone who has donated, shared, and/or prayed for us. It means so much to us

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Neville Wilber is a 6 year old black and tan long haired dachshund. About two weeks ago, he somehow injured his back. He was put on medications to help with swelling and pain control. He seemed to be improving, until I woke up on Tuesday 3/23, and realized he couldn't walk. His back right leg was paralyzed and he was in extreme pain. We contacted his vet and ended up taking him into the vet after his left leg became paralyzed as well, leaving him with no working back legs. They told us he needed to be seen by a neurologist because he had a slipped disk in his back, and the fastest way to do that was to take him to an emergency vet an hour away from our house. We drove the hour to the vet, where I had leave him with the doctors. They are currently evaluating him, and he will be needing surgery to correct the slipped disk in his back. Any amount is greatly appreciated and if you are unable to give, please keep Neville in your thoughts and prayers. 

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #8

Here he is, post surgery yesterday. The vet said he had a bit of a fever last night, but that it was a pretty normal occurrence after surgery. They did an x-ray just to make sure he didn't have pneumonia, which he doesn't. The vet told us that he had feeling in both of his back legs, which is great, because we were worried he might have lost it permanently. They say he should be able to come home on Sunday. Thank you so much everyone who has donated, shared, and/or prayed for us. It means so much to us

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #7

We just got a call from the doctor who operated on Nev. He came out of the surgery well and had no problems waking up from anesthesia. She said that the way his disc ruptured was very strange. It apparently ruptured straight up into his spinal cord. She said that usually, the ruptured disk will go to one side or the other of the spinal cord, but his was in the middle. She said that because of this, he may get a bit worse tomorrow, before he gets better. Please continue to pray for his recovery. My mom and I will be going back home tomorrow, as Nev will have to stay in the hospital for a few days. Thank you so much everyone for your support ❤️

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #4

We are in Tacoma Washington. Neville was seen by the neurologist, as well as another emergency vet last night. He is in the ICU at this new clinic, with IV fluids. They should be doing an MRI this morning, and hopefully surgery this afternoon. Thank you so much everyone for your support and thoughts. The picture is from yesterday during our drive to Tacoma. He was alert and fiesty, barking at other dogs and trying to move around. He's a strong boy.

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #4

We are in Tacoma Washington. Neville was seen by the neurologist, as well as another emergency vet last night. He is in the ICU at this new clinic, with IV fluids. They should be doing an MRI this morning, and hopefully surgery this afternoon. Thank you so much everyone for your support and thoughts. The picture is from yesterday during our drive to Tacoma. He was alert and fiesty, barking at other dogs and trying to move around. He's a strong boy.

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #4

We are in Tacoma Washington. Neville was seen by the neurologist, as well as another emergency vet last night. He is in the ICU at this new clinic, with IV fluids. They should be doing an MRI this morning, and hopefully surgery this afternoon. Thank you so much everyone for your support and thoughts. The picture is from yesterday during our drive to Tacoma. He was alert and fiesty, barking at other dogs and trying to move around. He's a strong boy.

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

We are in Tacoma Washington. Neville was seen by the neurologist, as well as another emergency vet last night. He is in the ICU at this new clinic, with IV fluids. They should be doing an MRI this morning, and hopefully surgery this afternoon. Thank you so much everyone for your support and thoughts. The picture is from yesterday during our drive to Tacoma. He was alert and fiesty, barking at other dogs and trying to move around. He's a strong boy.

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

We are in Tacoma Washington. Neville was seen by the neurologist, as well as another emergency vet last night. He is in the ICU at this new clinic, with IV fluids. They should be doing an MRI this morning, and hopefully surgery this afternoon. Thank you so much everyone for your support and thoughts. The picture is from yesterday during our drive to Tacoma. He was alert and fiesty, barking at other dogs and trying to move around. He's a strong boy.

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Kaylee McGurthy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

Thank you so much to everyone who had donated. It means more to me than you will ever know. As of right now, we are driving to get Neville from one vet's office to take him to another one, with a neurologist on hand. This new vet is in Tacoma Washington, so we will be taking a road trip. I will update here when we hear what the neurologist has to say. Again thank you all so much.

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