Last night around 11pm my dog Belle, starting acting a little strange. She got up to start walking and collapsed...her 2 back legs were life-less & her left eye began to droop, and of course I was a huge mess. We rushed her to a 24 hr animal clinic where they ran X-rays, and checked her out. They think she 1.) Has a back problem that could be genetic, that is ciatic nerve damage causing her eye to shut, & her nerve to be pinched in her leg - meaning no muscle avtivity what-so-ever, or 2.) Some how injured her back (which is highly unlikely because she is practically a human Miss Priss, and never does anything strenuous) She was given a shot, and some drops for her eye just to hold her over over til tomorrow.
We have to take her back today to see if anything has changed, etc. We follow up on Monday with our regular vet and since we're going home, we will probably take her to my grandpa who is a vet himself (and a pretty good one at that!)
It is completely devastating to see her like this, I have to carry her everywhere, and she isnt able to move on her own. Her poor little eye is almost completely shut. I'm in absolute tears as I write this but I know prayers work! She is like a child to me, so PLEASE PRAY that everything will turn out okay, and that I can stay strong through this! I know this may sound silly, her being a dog in all, but I love her so much. I called my mom bawling last night (I had no idea what to do), and she KNOWS how upset I get when it comes to Belle...so she was able to calm me down, a little. Ha. I'm sad to be missing church, but there is no way I could leave her in a kennel. Thanks for the prayers.