My brother took my maltese to the vet today because yesterday she started dragging her back legs, she would try to stand on them and just fall over its like she had no balance at all. Well my vet says she has a spinal injury, probably due to a fall she had off the recliner the other night. At the time she never let on that she was hurt, now I feel really guilty. He says there is light at the end of the tunnel because she still has feeling in her back feet.
She will not use the potty in the house which is kind of a problem at the present. I had rigged up a way to take her outside, I used a regular collar with some padding around it on her backside and her regular harness on the front. She can pee just fine this way, but my brother did not ask the vet if I could do this to let her go potty, i'm assuming no, but what on earth will I do to let her pee. She's so picky! The shots he gave her today made her really sick, she threw up on the way home and then potty'd on herself(poo'd) in her playpen. I was told to give her 1cc of promethazine and wait till this afternoon to start her on prednisone. Well I have started her on the medicine and she is not herself at all. Does anyone know the side affects of this drug? She won't hardly move now at all, and i'm afraid to take her out to potty. On top of that I think she might be coming in heat, yikes.
She is eating and drinking, its the potty issues and the lethargy that is bothering me. I don't want her to get poisoned from her own urine. She did wag her tail once earlier tonight when we gave her a treat but thats it. Vet says to keep her confined and we should see a slight improvement by Monday. I guess I just needed to see if anyone has a similiar experience to share and if someone knows anything about the prednisone. Any tips on the potty issue?
Sorry this is so long, i'm aggravated and wish I could have talked to the vet myself today to ask more questions, but can't now till Monday. TIA