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Prayers need so much right now! Kaitlynn Hoefert Due November 11; 17 kids; Nederland, Texas 367 posts
14th Mar '13

Earlier today my dog (who is 12) when we took him out to walk his hind legs would give out on him and he would fall over. We left for an hour and came back and he is paralyzed from the waist down. He cant use his hind legs or tail at all. We rushed him to the vet and they said he has a disc that is pinching off a nerve causing paralysis. There is back surgery which would only have a 40% of it fixing the problem for $2000+. We just dont have the money for it......They gave us strong steriods and pain medicine for 5 days and if that dont work or his organs start failing we'll have to put him down.........ive had this dog for 6-7 years....ive finally been able to calm down from crying.......i pray the steriods work.........

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
14th Mar '13

I say this with all love possible, you should let him go now. This is no quality of life for a dog. I know you love him, but you have to think of him right now.




Hugs mama....this is a hard one I know

LIVE.OUT.LOUD Due July 11 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lawrenceville, Georgia 1624 posts
14th Mar '13

Awww! Im so sorry! I will be praying that everything goes ok and the steriods work! Im so sorry :(

Kaitlynn Hoefert Due November 11; 17 kids; Nederland, Texas 367 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" I say this with all love possible, you should let him go now. This is no quality of life for a dog. I ... [snip!] ... of life for a dog. I know you love him, but you have to think of him right now. Hugs mama....this is a hard one I know"


I know, the dr said if they dont work overnight they probably wont work. If he isnt at least improving by tomorrow morning were gonna put him down.................

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:" I know, the dr said if they dont work overnight they probably wont work. If he isnt at least improving by tomorrow morning were gonna put him down................."


Im so sorry luv.

Kaitlynn Hoefert Due November 11; 17 kids; Nederland, Texas 367 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting LIVE.OUT.LOUD:" Awww! Im so sorry! I will be praying that everything goes ok and the steriods work! Im so sorry :("


Thank you!

Kaitlynn Hoefert Due November 11; 17 kids; Nederland, Texas 367 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" Im so sorry luv. "


Its okay, its in gods hands now

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
14th Mar '13

I know it's tough dear. But steroids are a temporary fix. He is old and tired, it may be best for both of you to let him go. I'd hate to watch someone I love suffer.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" I say this with all love possible, you should let him go now. This is no quality of life for a dog. I ... [snip!] ... of life for a dog. I know you love him, but you have to think of him right now. Hugs mama....this is a hard one I know"


I agree with this. That's no life for a dog.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:" Earlier today my dog (who is 12) when we took him out to walk his hind legs would give out on him and ... [snip!] ... had this dog for 6-7 years....ive finally been able to calm down from crying.......i pray the steriods work........."


What type of dog is he? My mom's lab has hip problems I know they are common with labs. She is the same age and should have been put down months ago.
I really hope he pulls through though! I will keep him in my thoughts.. hopefully the steroids work and if they don't at least he won't be in pain. XO

Kaitlynn Hoefert Due November 11; 17 kids; Nederland, Texas 367 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" What type of dog is he? My mom's lab has hip problems I know they are common with labs. She is the ... [snip!] ... through though! I will keep him in my thoughts.. hopefully the steroids work and if they don't at least he won't be in pain. XO"


Hes a maltese. Yeah, they gave him pain medicine so hell relax

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
14th Mar '13

Praying! We just had to put my Petie to sleep, so I know exactly what your going through. I hope the meds work for him!!

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:" Hes a maltese. Yeah, they gave him pain medicine so hell relax"


Small dog so their life expectancy is longer. :) Hopefully this is just a little bump in the road and he recovers. Has he had health problems before or did this kind of just come up out of the blue?