the x-ray of her neck doesn't show too much out of the ordinary. It does show that she has some anomalies in her vertebrae in her neck, with the ones closest to her shoulders being extremely smaller than they should be. This explains why she can lay the top of her head on her back, the vertebrae are small enough to allow her that range of motion.
The vet said the only thing she can even remotely think is that perhaps, and we wouldn't know this for certain unless we knocked her out again and scoped her which would totally irritate what we are trying to fix, Xara's esophagus is mishapen and gets smaller around the epiglotis and the intubation tube has stretched this and bruised it. This area of the throat is mainly cartilidge and cartilidge can take a very long time to heal unlike muscle or tissue. On x-ray there is one small spot around this area of her throat that repeatedly came up blurry on film, that is the spot we believe is affected.
So, that said, soft, mushy foods for another 10 days. Over the weekend we are to give her a small dose of prednisone to see if that helps to reduce any inflammation in the throat, and then continue the soft food, gradually introducing the hard food again and see what happens.
If this doesn't work we have no option but to take her to a specialist and see what they can find out for us. As of right now, it's all summation but no hard evidence.
Another odd thing: Since Xara was spayed she has totally stopped peeing in the crate and is now able to hold her urine much longer and does not begin to drip when she has to go out. Now, here we go again. Summation would say that PERHAPS there was an anomaly in her nether organs in which the positioning of the uterus was putting pressure on the bladder which caused leakage whenever her bladder got the slightest full. She would then still need to potty every 20 min or so due to this pressure and would have been unable to stop leaking when it happened. BUT since I didn't bring this up to the vet when I took her in for spay the vet wasn't looking for such an issue and so we can't say for sure that is what happened. But, seems very odd that this problem is now totally fixed once the uterus was removed.
I never, I repeat, never, have typical animals! LOL