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Hello all...
I am starting this new thread as i couldn't find any information specific to "Spastic Paralysis"
My golden retriever Sunny is 2 yrs and 2 months old now and up about 15 days back he used to be an active, full of energy and quite healthy boy.
Problems started around 10 days back when he showed signs of difficulty while sitting up and down. Fearing a case of Hip Dysplasia i took him to the vet for an x-ray. He was diagnosed with high fever which the vet suggested might be the cause of weakness in his hind limbs. A precautionary x-ray also concluded that it was not a case of Hip Dysplasia. With medications his fever went down however the condition of his hind legs deteriorated. Now he cant even stand on his legs and has to drag himself with his forelimbs.
I wanted a second opinion on his condition so i took him to a specialist who identified his condition as "Spastic Paralysis". It is caused due to injury or damage to the spinal cord or due to nerves getting pressed between the lower vertebrae.
He is currently undergoing a daily procedure called Faradic current stimulation which involves applying low power electric current to free or activate nerve endings (a very painful procedure i must say as i cant even stand to bear the sight of my boy while he struggles during the procedure) and other medications being given intravenously.
I would like this forum members to help me out with any additional information that anyone might have regarding this condition and suggest any effective alternate treatment method as the current one is showing no progressive results from past 4 days.
I am attaching a picture of Sunny in his present condition. (Observe his legs which are always placed straight as he cant fold them while sitting)
 

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Oh how upsetting, just that picture makes me want to cry. I have never heard of this. Your description of the treatment they are giving him is disturbing, I don't know but I might even see another specialist, that doesn't sound right.

Have you had an MRI done? If not, I think he really needs one to find out exactly what is going on.
 

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I would also suggest you look into a wheelchair him while he needs help getting around. They do wonders for dogs that are paralyzed.
 
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