Grey collar in the puppy box
☼: June 26, 2014
†: March 16, 2016
DS (neck) operated at 14 months of age.
Owner: Linn Johannessen and Simen Nyli, Oslo – Norway
Height: 68 cm | Weight: 42 kg
Hips: A/A | Elbows: 0/0
Removed tonsils due to tonsillitis
Teeth: Correct and full bite
DM (Degenerative Myelopathy – SOD1): N/N (clear by parentage)
D-locus: D/D (clear by parentage) | B-locus: B/B (not carrier of the livernose gene)
EOAD (Early onset adult deafness): N/N (clear by parentage)
JME (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy): N/N (clear by parentage)
Ted was to good to be true, and way to early the angels decided to take him back.
When Ted was 9 months old, he was diagnosed with Dermoid Sinus in his neck, that was not detected as a pup. There was a little bump that had developed in the tissue of his neck. It was not acute at the time, so operation was scheduled at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences when the surgent had an opening some weeks later. In the meantime Ted was injured in an accident, where he had a complete tendon rupture in his right hind leg. And like a miracle, he recovered completely after 5 months of rehabilitation, thanks to his owners that put so much love and work into rehabilitate him. He was then scheduled for having his DS operation, and the veterinarians removed everything they could. The DS was long and deep, and was attached to the spine. There was a lot of discharge the following weeks after the surgery, but eventually he recovered and has lived life to the fullest for the last 6 months. In the middle of March 2016, he was rushed to the vet, and they suspected meningitis. After CT they discovered that he still had some DS tissue in his spine, which caused a massive liquid leakage around his neck. The prognoses for full recovery despite new surgery was not good, and in agreement with the veterinarians it was decided to let him go.
Ted was an amazing dog in so many ways, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts goes to his owners Linn and Simen who have lost their best friend. Rest in peace Ted, we will never forget you.