Boston fell over, could not move back legs, went into shock
by Dan J
(Lockport, NY, USA)
Last night our boston was just standing and then fell over. His back legs stuck out stiff and he could not get up. His legs relaxed in a bit and he just laid there unable to get up. We took him to the vet, they did x rays and tried to take blood, but my poor Quincy was in shock and they couldnt get much blood from him. They didnt see anything on the x rays that would cause this and seemed rather stumped. But one thing was for sure, they, like me thought he was going to die, they gave him a shot of steroids.
I took him home and carried him in the house. He was not breathing well and was cold. We laid in front of a space heater for about an hour. Quincy then stood up, walked around a bit, drank some water and went pee outside. I brought him back in he laid with me all night cold and shallow breathing. Then about 5am he got up, drank more, ate some food, went to bathroom again and pretty much was back to normal.
Vet took more blood today, stil had no answer and said results will be back tomorrow.
Anyone ever have anything like this happen to their dog?