A vet appointment was scheduled with the vet that handles the group's foster dogs and x-rays made. It appeared he was having some issues with the discs in his neck, but would need further tests to confirm this. In the mean time he was on anti-inflamatories and seemed to be doing a little bit better. Of course, until we could pinpoint the problem, he was on medical hold for adoption purposes. This truly broke my heart as this is the sweetest boy ever.
Doc showed us the imaging from the myelogram and ct scan. He said the discs were okay, but needed to get a confirmation from the radiologist. It seems that whatever the particular problem was, it was just an abnormality for Starfire. There was definitely something there, but it wasn't a tumor. That was ruled out by the radiologist. So, while we really don't have an exact answer, we know that he is better. Since his testing was done, he's been fine, knock on wood. I can say that I have heard him yelp twice. He is currently on tramadol, as needed when he exhibits pain. It is the weirdest thing.
This boy is the best boy though. He will be 5 years old on August 21st. Loves everyone, but really adores children. He raced 127 races and his last race was on September 21, 2014. I was very lucky to be able to connect with the lady who worked with him at Pensacola. I asked her if there was anything special I needed to know about Starfire. Her response, guard your heart, because he will take it with you when he goes. Boy, is that the truth. But, my hope for him is a forever home for his birthday.