Miracle Marlee’s story is one that is going to melt your heart, but in the best way possible. This sweet girl has been through a lot, but has had an inspiring and transformative stay at MAC. Marlee was surrendered to MAC back in June due to her rapidly declining health, as she was quickly losing the ability to walk in her forelegs. Her prior owners did seek vet care, but were understandably not able to afford the thousands of dollars quoted for testing.
After multiple examinations from our in-house vets and our friends in the vet community, she was deemed to have cervical stenosis, commonly known as 'wobblers'. Wobblers syndrome affects the spinal cord and cervical vertebrae. All of her muscles around those vertebrae are super tight and compressed, causing her front feet to fold in. She just walks a little differently than other dogs!
Our friends at Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain have been working with Marlee closely over the last few months, treating her twice a week with physical therapy. These treatments have been crucial to her recovery. The best part? It seems to be working! Marlee has "reversed" the bend in her feet, allowing her to walk, run, and jump like a ‘normal’ dog would. Although she is still a little shaky (wobbly!) on her feet, she is working so, so hard to be fully mobile.