Fonzie, my 9 3/4 year old male developed a disc problem last week (altho he most likely had this for awhile). I took him to our vet who said this was serious and referred me to a neurologist at the surgical hospital. We had been there before when Fonz had to have a kidney removed 2 years ago. The MRI that was done last Thursday showed 5 disc abnormalities in the cervical area. 3 or 4 of them relatively minor with the 5th looking much worse. Vet decided to try conservative management of strict rest, pain med and prednisone. Next morning Fonzie was worse; had a hard time walking, almost falling over. Took him right back to hospital where they kept him overnight to be able to manage his pain and restrict his movement. On saturday they did another MRI and vet recomended surgery as he had gotten a little worse. Fonzie had surgery Saturday afternoon and vet said it went well. He removed alot of 'stuff' from one disc. I visited Fonz on Sunday afternoon and he was so lethargic and wouldn't eat or drink for me. Visited him again last night and he was more 'with it' and was happy to eat from my hand. BUT he still wasn't able to stand up on all fours. Just got a call from the vet today (monday-noontime) and she feels he can go home today. I'm a little worried to bring him home so soon. I have to get a crate/cage for him as they want to restrict his running, jumping, etc. Has anyone been thru this type of surgery ? Did your pet's mobility return ? Any suggestions as to what type of crate to buy for Fonzie ? He is used to being with me most of the time and loves to be on my lap or in his own bed. Does NOT like to be left alone. Thanks for any help ! I'm VERY nervous about his recovery.