I apologize for dropping off the face of the planet. On Wednesday afternoon one of my French Bulldogs had to go in for Emergency Spinal Surgery. He suddenly fell paralyzed from the waist down around 4am on Wednesday morning… It was discovered that he had ruptured several of his Spinal Discs and if we ever wanted him to walk again, the surgery was immediately necessary.
The Surgeon gave him very good odds at a full recovery, so we had the surgery that afternoon, and he has come through it fairly well… though it will take months for him to recover fully. He is home now and resting comfortably, however at this point he is on a considerable amount of pain medications. Those who know my husband & I well know that our dogs are very much members of our family, and so it absolutely breaks our hearts to see him like this. We have a long road to recovery ahead of us, but there is nothing that we wouldn’t do for this sweet French Bulldog of ours.
We have been doing some fundraising to help raise the money for his $7,000 surgery & hospital stay (ouch!) and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the kindness & generosity of strangers. Within the first 24 hours of the fundraising efforts, we had $3,500 generously donated by friends, family and even perfect strangers. We of course know how special Oslo is, but it has taken us completely by surprise that so many of YOU know how special he is as well.
If you would like to know more about Oslo & follow his progress, please visit his blog HERE. I will continue to update throughout his entire (lengthy) recovery process.