Monday, October 12, 2009

Innovative Stem Cell Treatment Helps Henry the Dachshund to Walk Again

Meet six-year-old 'Henry,' who hails from Birmingham, England.  Henry "went down" last November, and it was thought that he would never walk again.  His human, Sarah Beech, heard about a new trial at Cambridge University where stem cells would be harvested from his nose and injected into his back to repair his injured spine.  Just a month after the cells were injected, Henry began to walk and wag his tail, taking up to four steps on his own.  We're rooting for you Henry!  It is thought that this treatment could one day help humans with spinal injuries as well.
Read all about the innovative research and see several pics at The Daily Mail.  Thanks to our pals Flying Dachshunds Films and  'Polly' for sending in the link to this story.

Learn about Dachshunds and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) at Dodger's List. What a great resource. There's always a link to Dodger's List in the links column on your right. They have a very active discussion list, and are real pros when it comes to offering advice for IVDD Dachshunds and general Dachshund health.


kalyxcorn said...

cute as a button! hope this works out for Henry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry, Way to go boy!! You just made history being the first to be treated with this new break-through. Good luck.

Haley said...

Way to go boy!

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