|Isla in July 2013|
Here is Dr. Barry's professional statement about Isla's condition:
"Based on the x-rays from Havana we suspect Isla has a birth defect of a malformed lumbar vertebrae. Currently she has superficial (and therefor deep) pain perception. She has anal tone and is completely continent both urinary and fecal. She can stand on her own but does have pro-prioceptive deficits. The hope is that if we can open up the spinal canal and stabilize the vertebrae then she will improve. The clinical signs/exam findings provided suggest we can make a difference in this dogs mobility."
So - Isla is coming to Canada. It took a team of people and several organizations to arrange her arrival. We will tell you more about them all, and about Isla's progress once she is here, and we have a chance to follow her story...
|Isla on August 24, 2013|