Oscar, an 11 year old, male neuter dachshund, is 7 days post-op ventral slot form compression at C3-4, C4-5. Surgeon noted that an area of the spinal cord did not look normal, but was not sure what was going on. Oscar is barely eating, can move his neck, & just started urinating on his own yesterday. He is taking gabapentin BID, tramadol, BID, & prazosin TID.
Pulse is strong mid to deep depth and his tongue is pink with normal moisture. I did not feel any active points (but I could use more practice doing this). I was going to start him on XCHT but was not sure if it was ok to use with Prazosin. It seems the best choice post-op. Will it depress his appetite more? Other suggestions?