Here’s a picture of Bernie in his new Healers. These are the L in the front and the M in the back. Perhaps by seeing the photo you can see if they fit properly.
In addition to having developed Wobbler’s Syndrome right before he was 2 years old, (two vets and a neurologist told us he would not live 6 months); Bernie came down with Myocitis in October. This is an auto-immune disorder that causes rapid muscle wasting to the muscles specific to the jaw and temple area. It is a horrific disease that causes excruciating pain. Bernie’s mouth was locked shut for over 3 weeks – he went down to 87 lbs. from 109 lbs. and was at death’s door (for the second time in his short life (4 yrs.). He had to be treated with massive doses of prednisone and is still on 15 mg. per day indefinitely. While he regained the ability to open his mouth and he has gained about 13 lbs., he has lost the muscles in his forehead. So, as you can see, his face is boney and his eyes look sunken in. The prednisone and weight loss caused muscle wasting in his entire body and he did not have the strength for several weeks to even lift himself. We used a fleece harness to help him get around. He endured painful ultrasound treatments 3x a week to his face to try to save as much muscle as possible and still has managed to keep his loving demeanor and spark for life. While the prednisone helped the myocitis, it suppressed his immune system which has accelerated his neurological problems. That is why the shoes are a complete necessity for him. Without them he just cannot get around.
Thanks for everything.