Monthly Archives: October 2014

Patient of the Day: Bandit, Bassett Hound

If you ever need help sweeping your floors, I’m sure this guy can help!!! This long eared one is Bandit. Bandit is a 7yr old Bassett Hound, and he came to us on emergency on Tuesday. Bandit was running down the stairs when he yelped, and could not get up. He went to his regular […]

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Patient of the Day: Daisy

Daisy has the whitest, softest and fluffiest fur! Ms. Daisy presented 45 days ago after experiencing sudden neck pain and inability to walk. Daisy saw Dr. Lane last month and was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in her neck. Daisy was been treated with medications until her mother could save money to have surgery performed. […]

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Patient of the Day: Caesar

Mr. Irresistible is in the house! Caesar, the “Grumpy Cat” (the kitty internet sensation) of the dog world. He is a sensation here in the hospital, and in no way grumpy!!! Casear came to see us for neck pain, and occasional yelping. He had a cervical MRI on June 9th, and was diagnosed with an instability […]

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Patient of the Day: Panda, Collie Mix

This long tongue belongs to Panda! No, not the actual Panda Bear, but this super soft boy looks very much like one! Panda is a 7-year-old Collie mix, who has a 2-year history of non-painful gaiting changes… getting clumsy, and not being able to climb onto the couch being primary complaints. He originally came to […]

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Patient of the Day: Zeus, Rottweiler

Zeus, a 7-year-old Rottweiler diagnosed with diffuse cerebellar dysfunction in 2012. Even though his condition causes tremors and affects his ability to stand and walk without assistance, Zeus doesn’t let it curtail his sweet disposition and puppy-like playful attitude! With the help of a body harness, Zeus’ loving parents are able to lift this 108lb […]

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Patient of the Day: Barkley

No, this is not ‘Dobby’ from Harry Potter! His name is Barkley! Barkley returned after a 6-year hiatus from back surgery with Dr. Lane. Barkley presented with neck pain and inability to move his right side. An emergency MRI on Saturday showed he had ruptured a disk in his neck. Surgery was performed immediately after […]

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Patient of the Day: Zoee Belle Pinsinski, Yellow Labrador Retriever

Dr Lane, I know I was a little out of character post op, I truly apologize for my behavior. I wanted to let you know I have been a very compliant patient since I’ve been home and my family is indebted to you for saving my life!!! With great appreciation, Zoee Belle Pinsinski Simply click here […]

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Patient of the Day: Pumpkin, Dachshund

This is Pumpkin, a 9-year-old female Dachshund, who came into us as a transfer from the Emergency Department on February 1st. She presented painful, unable to walk, and had been declining for 7 days. Dr. Lane performed an MRI and diagnosed a ruptured disc, then took her to surgery and performed a hemilaminectomy. Her surgery was […]

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Patient of the Day: Bambi

Meet Bambi, our newest patient who transferred to us yesterday morning after presenting to the emergency department unable to walk. It’s not uncommon for our patients to present not walking, but when they weigh over 200 pounds it’s kind of a big deal! Bambi is going to have an MRI this morning and luckily for […]

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Patient of the Day: Hoss, St. Bernard

Hoss is a 10.5 year old St. Bernard mix who presented on an emergent basis yesterday for neck pain and right front leg lameness. He was referred to Dr. Lane for a definitive diagnosis. Hoss underwent an MRI study of his neck and shoulder this morning. The source of pain was determined to be his […]

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Patient of the Day: Cooper

This is Cooper… isn’t he adorable? He presented to his regular vet a little over a week ago for neck pain. They decided to try medical management, which was unsuccessful as he went back for a re-check on Friday screaming in pain and beginning to knuckle (drag the top of his front paws on the […]

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Patient of the Day: Sigmund, Black Short-Hair Cat

Sigmund is a VERY special kitty. His regular veterinarian sent him to RMVN last week for not being able to walk well with his hind limbs. It turns out that he actually had a disk that needed repairing. The special part about Sigmund (other that he is an awesome kitty) is that it is extremely […]

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Patient of the Day: Ninja, Japanese Chin

This is Ninja!!! He’s a little Japanese Chin that presented for being weak in his hind legs. The RMVN patient care technicians have assessed him and gotten him settled in his doggie condo to await Dr. Lane’s exam. He very comfortable, so comfy that right after this photo was taken he laid down in his […]

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Patient of the Day: Riley

Hello, my name is Riley. I’m having a great time here at RMVN! I had surgery yesterday with Dr. Lane for a malformation of my cervical spine and I feel great! I love all my technicians and Dr. Lane too. They keep telling me I shouldn’t get up yet so I’m trying to be a […]

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Patient of the Day: Chica Bean

Chica Bean transferred to RMVN yesterday from our emergency department, unable to move her hind legs. Her owners only adopted her a month ago but love her so much they didn’t even question having little Chica go to surgery. Dr. Lane came in early yesterday morning to perform her procedure before he started his appointments. She’s […]

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Patient of the Day: Greta

This brown-eyed beauty is Greta. Greta presented to Central Veterinary Emergency on January 6th with a recent history of lethargy, inactivity, and dullness, as well as decreased vision. CVES recommended a neuro consult, which was performed by Dr. Lane. Greta had an MRI and CSF tap on Wednesday. Dr. Lane diagnosed Left Frontal Encephalitis. She is […]

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Patient of the Day: Nessie

This beautiful girl is Nessie, who had 4 hours of MAJOR surgery yesterday and is being such a good patient! Nessie had a nerve sheath tumor affecting her left front leg. Her tumor was on her 8th cervical nerve and was causing unrelenting pain. Dr. Lane had to remove the affected nerve from the spinal cord. […]

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Patient of the Day: Brian, Boston Terrier

It’s too bad you can’t hear what Brian is saying in this photo. He’s so happy to be going home after his ventral slot surgery last week that he howls every time you talk to him! If you’ve ever met a Boston Terrier, you know how sweet they sound when they howl. We’ll miss his […]

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Patient of the Day: Bella Luna

This is Bella Luna. She presented through the emergency department last night because she was unable to walk on her hind legs. In the middle of the night she started losing motor function so Dr. Lane was called in to perform emergency MRI + back surgery at 3am Christmas morning, before the paralysis became irreversible. Bella […]

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Patient of the Day: Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie, from the DDFL, came in for an exam with Dr. Lane because she was reluctant to jump up or do stairs. As you may have noticed from recent posts, Dr. Lane sees shelter pets from all around the Denver Metro area. We are always happy to see shelter animals and facilitate them getting […]

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Patient of the Day: Skittles

Skittles has experienced progressive visual dysfunction and behavior change. Skittles parents have pushed for the best for their family member. After undergoing MRI of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid analysis, Skittles is undergoing aggressive immunotherapy for inflammation of the brain and visual nerves. As you can see, we are ready to start chasing the squirrels again…. […]

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Patient of the Day: Da Vinci

This sweet Basset Hound is “Da Vinci”…no relationship to Leonardo. Da Vinci is a 10 year old Basset Hound who experienced a 2 day period of reluctance to climb stairs. Da Vinci’s mother found him unable to move his rear legs Sunday morning. The local fire department arrived at Da Vinci’s home, to help load […]

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Patient of the Day: Nemo

Dr. Lane frequently sees animals from various rescues and animal shelters. Nemo was evaluated last week for the Evergreen Animal Protection League. Nemo came to the animal shelter very weak in his rear legs, muscle wasting in his hindquarters and very ataxic (wobbly) when he walked. Dr. Lane put Nemo on a trial of steroids […]

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Patient of the Day: Miss Ralphie

Miss Ralphie is a repeat offender here at Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Dr. Lane performed surgery on Ralphie in March of 2012 and she recovered very well! Unfortunately Ralphie had another disk rupture further down her spine last week and Dr. Lane had to perform surgery again on Monday. Once again, Ralphie is doing great! […]

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Patient of the Day: Dante

It is very important to keep a patient that just came out of surgery warm, as evidenced by our facebook photo today of Dante. He’s cuddled up with his blanket and one of our Bair Hugger warmers. Dante just came out of surgery about an hour and a half ago and was transfered back to […]

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Patient of the Day: Leo

Leo transferred to RMVN from our emergency department last Thursday because he was unable to walk. This may seem like a common problem with neurology patients, but Leo is a little different than our average disk extrusion. Dr. Lane diagnosed Leo with an infarction on the right side of his brain. An infarction is similar […]

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Patient of the Day: Moxon

Last Thursday Moxon’s mom woke up to find him unable to use his hind legs. He experienced pain and was seen by his regular veterinarian, but his symptoms continued to worsen. When Moxon arrived at the VRCC he was seen on an emergency basis by Dr. Lane, who found he had minimal feeling in his […]

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Patient of the Day: Max

Max is one of the friendliest patients this week! He was diagnosed with Peripheral Vestibular disease, also referred to as Old Dog Vestibular Disease. Idiopathic disorder (which means the cause is unknown) affects the balance center in the brain, causing vertigo. Dogs with this problem often have symptoms, including nystagmus (eyes bouncing back and forth) […]

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Patient of the Day: Bandit

Bandit was rushed to RMVN for an emergency exam yesterday afternoon and within the hour underwent emergency MRI and surgery. He’s doing great today and is right on track to go home in a few days. Some of you may notice the large percentage of Dachshunds on our facebook page. There are a number of […]

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Patient of the Day: Jager

Jager is an 8 year old male Schnauzer who was brought in on emergency yesterday, displaying back pain after being jumped on by his housemate. Following MRI evaluation this morning, Jager went straight to surgery to repair a disc in his cervical spine. He is recovering quietly this morning, snug in a bug with his […]

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Patient of the Day-Buddy

Buddy is an 8 year old male English Bulldog that experienced his first seizure at the end of October. When Buddy continued to have seizures, even after being placed on an anti-convulsant, he was brought in to see us for an appointment this afternoon. Buddy came in as a sweet and VERY energetic boy that […]

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Patient of the Day-Bandit

Bandit is a 5 year old male Dachshund who came to us with no motor function or deep pain in his rear legs. He went into emergency surgery immediately, hoping to restore some function to his rear legs. A few days passed after surgery and Bandit was still not displaying any movement in his back […]

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Patient of the Day-Vienna

This adorable lady is Vienna. Her dachshund brother had surgery with Dr Lane in 2009. Vienna heard that we have such a good time here at RMVN that she wanted to try it out as well! She went down in the hind end and was unable to move her legs on Friday afternoon. Vienna had […]

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Patient of the Day-Ginger

This hard to resist face is Ginger Johnson. She is a bit shy at first but once you get to know her she is very sweet. She came to see Dr. Lane earlier this week for some neck pain. She was scheduled for a cervical MRI, diagnosed with an IVDE at C2-C3, then had her […]

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Patient of the Day-Manfred

Dear Dr. Stephen Lane, DVM; and all of the staff at the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology Hospital: I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you did for our beloved 5-year-old Dachshund, The Baron Manfred Von Richthofen “Manfred” – as well as for my family. Manfred had surgery today to correct large ruptured […]

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Patient of the Day-Shultz

Schultz is a 7 year old, male German Shepherd who was brought to RMVN unable to use his rear limbs. After evaluation via MRI, Schultz’s outlook seemed a bit grim, but it was agreed that surgery was his best chance at recovery. Surgery corrected compression on Schultz’s lower back, but internal infection had severely compromised […]

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Patient of the Day-Jesse

This handsome gentleman is a 2-year-old MN Cornish Rex that was transferred to RMVN after some seizure activity was noticed by the ER team. Jesse’s seizures were very mild, and have responded well to medication while in the hospital. While the staff is very sorry to see this sweet boy go, they are thrilled that […]

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Patient of the Day-Mingus

This happy Dalmatian Mix is Mingus. Believe it or not, this handsome man is 13 years old. He woke up completely fine this morning, but after some time he couldn’t walk. He came to see Dr. Lane on emergency and is scheduled for a cervical MRI +/blog- surgery very early tomorrow morning. Get some rest […]

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Patient of the Day-Frankie

Little Frankie has had quite the busy weekend. He just adopted three little humans on Saturday, when he learned he couldn’t walk. His parents unfortunately had the same thing happy last year to his dachshund sister, Beth, so they knew they had to rush him in. He had his MRI and surgery early Sunday morning. […]

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Patient of the Day-Scotchie

If you couldn’t tell Scotchie is ready for Christmas. He had a Ventral Slot at the end of September and has completely forgotten he had surgery. Owners have found it hard to keep this little guy quiet. Dr. Lane is happy with the recovery! Bring on the presents, Scotchie.

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Patient of the Day-Denver

This is Denver Levin. This little stud had spinal surgery in February this year. He has since fully recovered and comes every 6 months just to make sure he is continuing to do great. We sure do love the little coats he is always wearing. See you next year Denver!

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