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PersonalClown Sat 02-Jul-11 10:48:10

I've got to take my beloved Staffy to the vets soon.
I'm scared.

DP got up at 5:30am and found that Synyster's back legs wouldn't move. We thought it might be a dead leg so brought him into bed and let him sleep.

8am wasn't any better. He doesn't have full control. He can stand now and walk a few paces but then his legs buckle.

He's not in any pain and still eating/drinking and still slobbering me with kisses. So vet decided that we could take him to the Saturday appointment surgery so we won't get the emergency appointment price.

I'm just so scared that I'm going to lose my baby.

Elibean Sat 02-Jul-11 11:15:32

(((PC)))) I remember that feeling. Good luck, really hope there's a simple explanation and a solution. <hand outstretched>

misdee Sat 02-Jul-11 11:22:45

oh pc. i hope he is ok.

coccyx Sat 02-Jul-11 11:27:33

Hope you get it sorted

DogsBestFriend Sat 02-Jul-11 11:48:34

I hope he's okay too, PC. Give him a huge great hug from me please - and one for you too.

PersonalClown Sat 02-Jul-11 12:32:16

We're back. A major fever of 104°f. Possibly a UTI causing pressure on the nerves, weakening the legs. Home with antibiotics and anti inflammatories and orders of rest in front of the fan.

Back to be checked over on Monday and if no better, then scans and blood tests etc.

I feel a little calmer now. Thank you all!

Elibean Sat 02-Jul-11 12:46:16

Poor Pup. Glad, in a way, about the fever - makes it more likely to be a 'simple' infection and less likely to be something sinister. Sounds miserable though, and still scary. Paws crossed for better in 24 hrs!

DogsBestFriend Sat 02-Jul-11 13:11:09

Oh poor mite, he must be feeling rotten. sad But, as Elibean said, it's comforting that it's probably an infection and nothing more serious.

PersonalClown Sat 02-Jul-11 13:16:36

As DooinMeCleanin called them on another 4 stone lapdog (grin) is upside down, snoozing in my lap, enjoying my undivided attention!!

Meds are working as his fever's coming down.

LordOfTheFlies Sat 02-Jul-11 15:05:20

Love the name Synyster!
Big hugs.
Don't let him have wine if he's on antibiotics though!grin

misdee Sat 02-Jul-11 15:13:21

hope he is better soon. he is one dog that has warmed me to staffys a lot.

Elibean Sat 02-Jul-11 16:24:29

Hurrah for meds smile

PersonalClown Sun 03-Jul-11 11:10:57

Update for today...

He's back to normal!!
Fever came down steadily during the day and his legs started to wake up properly. A bit stiff and wobbly but he was up and about. A good night's kip seems to have done the trick as he's fighting over the favourite ball with the Doodle.

CoffeeIsMyFriend Sun 03-Jul-11 11:16:16

Just found this thread, glad he is better.

I had this with my cat a few years ago. She came in on a Sunday morning dragging her back legs. I immediately thought car accident but she had no drag marks/scuffs and we took her to the vet. Couldnt find anything wrong except temperature, but they kept her in gave IV fluids and antibiotics and she was fine the next day.

Was weird though and she has been fine since.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sun 03-Jul-11 11:23:42

yay, glad he is oK!

Elibean Sun 03-Jul-11 16:14:37


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