Feb 05, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
I took this photo Sunday morning, not realizing the little guy was paralyzed. Something in his spine gave way during the night that left him unable to move his hind legs. I called the vet who met us at his clinic, did x-rays and blood work. All his blood work was normal, but apparently his spinal cord has deteriorated to the point where he can't walk or stand. I'm absolutely devastated. And yes, everyone here who knows me is aware that I'm one of those crazy dog people who loves dogs just as much as humans. Right now, I regret I'm one of those people, because it's killing me to see him like this. But I'm not going to be one of those selfish people who drags around a half dead dog because I can't let them go either. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, but I can clearly tell he's depressed about not being able to walk. He's on steroids right now to see if they will relieve enough swelling to allow him to walk, but it really doesn't look good. I have some very tough decisions to make in the coming week.