Benson is a miniature dachshund who had an operation to remove a slipped disc at Burnham House in 2011.
Mum Audrey says:
"I took Benson to Burnham House on a Sunday - his back legs were totally paralysed, it was so worrying. He kept wagging his tail though so we wondered whether his spine was damaged. He had x-rays and Jeremy spotted the slipped disc and operated straight away. I had every faith in Jeremy, and Benson loves all the girls now he knows them all"
"Benson first came to Burnham House in July with trouble standing on his back legs. He was admitted for a myelogram - where a dye is injected into the spinal column which shows on x-ray. The spinal x-ray showed a slipped disc and the operation to remove the damaged disc went well. After checking Benson's menu requirements with Mrs B, he was settled into the ward to recuperate. A week after spinal surgery, Benson was able to sit and stand on all four feet so we knew that the operation had been a success. He had several visits from his family while with us and soon he was able to return home. He came in for regular checkups to ensure there had been no permanent spinal damage and was signed off as back to normal after six weeks' recovery. It's great to hear that he's now back to playing with his friend Buffy the cat. Spinal surgery is a serious ordeal to recover from, and Benson's permanently wagging tail meant he was voted Patient of the Year by all the staff at Burnham House"