I have a 8 year old golden retriever lab mix. Last week I came home to find her panting as if she need to go potty (this is her usual manner of asking). I went to take her out and noticed her back legs were limp and she could barely walk. She started panicking trying to walk but not able to, panting, drooling, but completely coherent and aware of what was going on. I thought she was dying :-( She calmed down after about an hour, I took her potty, then she had an even worse episode during which her back legs and one front leg quit working. She is not in pain when this happens, the limbs effected are completely limp. I have taken her to the vet, they originally thought it was her spine, but xray showed nothing abnormal, other than what one vet thought was a mass, which turned out to be her stomach being pushed by a swollen liver, they gave her a steroid shot and sent us home for the weekend. I came back monday and requested blood and urine tests. Well they then took the swollen liver idea back because her the liver count (sorry do not know the correct term) was only slightly high, but the blood work was done after a steroid shot so slightly high was expected. Her globulin was high as if fighting an infection and her CK (do not know right term) was also high indicating muscles were being attacked (or something, sorry it was a lot to take in and I do not have the results with me). So then they thought maybe blood infection, did more tests ruled that out and then came back saying she might have hypothyroidism and a bladder infection, they put her on antibiotics and thyroid med. Well I am not sure this diagnosis fits because everything I have read does not sound like what is going on with her. She has been in perfect health except for 2 months ago she lost most of her sight in one eye out of nowhere one day, she could see but not normal vision. She would become startled easily if approached from the bad eye, she has since adjusted and does not seem bothered by that eye. Other than that she has had no change in weight, appetite, energy, behavior, sleep, alertness, shedding, or anything at all. Just this intermittent paralysis, which is accompanied by what I think is a panic attack because she cannot catch her breath when her legs go out and she seems scared, sometime crying, I will try to comfort her and she will act like she wants me to hold/pet her, but then not want me, and then want me, it takes anywhere from 20 min to 2 hours for these episodes to pass. My personal opinion is the vets are at a loss and just wanted to stop me from bugging them, I do not think this is hypothyroidism and even if her counts were too low, there is more to this picture. Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.