Friday, 29 June 2012
We went again today to visit poor Urchin and came back terribly despirited.
He does not try to stand up at all, so now the vet thinks that he may be paralyzed. It transpired that he only made x-rays of the leg that was obviously broken and not the pelvis or back.
The vet had no time for us and wanted to 'wait and see'.
And other bad sign is that he neither eats or drinks and it is terribly hot.
He still waggles his tail. Do any of you know if a paralyzed dog can do that?
This evening we will go back and try to force his hand to take more x-rays and put him on a drip.
Our own vet does not want him in his clinic because he stinks and this one (the one with the best facilities in town) has him outside in a cage covered with plastic. The poor thing is panting and will dehydrate in no time.
If he is paralyzed the chances to find him a home will totally disappear, we really are clueless what to do. What would you do?