kylielane Posted February 17, 2017 Share Posted February 17, 2017 So to start I have a chihuahua/miniature pincher mix and he's 4. Always been healthy. Last night he was just fine, playing fetch, walking around, playing with my lab... etc. Then maybe an hour later, he's under the bed whining and not using his back right leg at all, call the vet, says to keep him comfortable and he'll see us in the morning, by this morning he's not using either of his hind legs now and not lifting his tail vet says a ruptured disc in his spine, ivdd.. checks for deep pain, nothing. He said we can take him up for surgery, but since he has no feeling in his lower half there's a good chance it won't work, could make him worse. And it's highly likely it will happen again with this condition. We can try steroids and anti inflammatories but that has an even smaller chance of helping... I was fine with looking into getting a wheelchair for him but as the day goes on he's getting worse... he's in pain now and bites me when I try to lift him or help him relieve his bladder... I just don't know what to do. He's my baby, I love him so much and I don't want him to suffer... but i can't give up on him until I know there's no chance of him getting better. But I don't know. Family thinks I should put him down and I don't want to be selfish in keeping him alive... but i don't want to be so quick to give up on him. I need help. I don't want to make the wrong decision... advice? Anything? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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