An unbelievable series of events continues. One of my beloved doggies has been ailing for a few days and been put on crate rest. Basically, I have been typing these posts with a quiet doggie in a crate beside me. After taking a turn for the worse tonight, I took her to Pet Emergency.
She had lost all movement in her front legs. Her back legs were also very weak. She was in no great pain–all symptoms VERY different from her prior back problem scenarios.
The vets at the emergency room said she’d ruptured a disc, most possibly in her neck. She would need surgery.
The good points: she can still experience “deep” pain, and she can still make some voluntary movement.
My choices: put her to sleep or have her undergo major surgery.
In a month like this, we can’t handle another death.
I swear, I’m going to claw for a happy ending somewhere in here somehow. Life is a story, and stories need joyful developments.