My 3 year old left the gate open slightly and we didn't catch it before heading out for dinner Saturday. She was out about 2 hours.
Yesterday she showed signs of being injured. Took her to the vet and x-rays look good...suspect soft tissue.
Fast forward to today and she is clearly having more significant symptoms such as dragging her back legs and walking on her knuckles. So, another vet trip uncovers spinal trauma (which would require an MRI to assess).
Meanwhile, when the spinal cord/nerves are irritated, she lashes out violently which is understandable and bit me pretty good on the hand.
So, obviously this is terrible for her and us (specifically with a 3 year old). We think she was hit by someone with something which I couldn't blame them for. She got out of my yard and can be intimidating, although I don't think she'd bite.
Anybody experience similar spinal issues? Outcome? I think our only hope is it is just swelling putting pressure on the spinal cord. If it is anything more severe and more permanent we will likely have to tell her goodbye.
This post was edited on 2/4 at 4:11 pm