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    nerve damage in dogs hind leg
    razzletazzle posted:
    a vet gave our baby, a 13 yr shih tzu, a shot in the hip muscle and she screamed and immediately her hind foot was completly limp and just folds under if she tries to walk. Its been 5 weeks and he says it will probably get the feeling back!! We are frantic. Has this happened to any of you? We keep it wrapped and try to keep it from turning under. He said come back in 2 more weeks if she isnt all right but shes no better at all. Should we get her to some specialist? aND what should we do about that vet. Looks like our special baby could be crippled for gthe rest of her little life. Help please
    Home2strays responded:
    I would definetly take her to an othropedic doctor and your vet needs to pay for that bill. What shot did he give her? Surely if it were a muscle sprain it would be better by now, it sounds as though he hit a nerve.Can she actually feel the foot or is she holding it because of pain?
    razzletazzle replied to Home2strays's response:
    He gave her a pain shot and one to get her fever down and he didid hit a nerve. She had no feeling at first in that foot but now she feels us massage it. He says 97 % of time feeling comes back but it doesnt look good to us. He put the splint back on this morning and "says" she has a lot more feeling than she did. Make her work the leg and lets give it couple more weeks. Havent been ugly about it yet til we see that she cant recover. Hes going to have to look after her the rest of her life and not get to forget what he caused.
    Home2strays replied to razzletazzle's response:
    That is a very serious error to make and one that could easily have been avoided, there are plenty of pain medicines that can be given under the skin. I would still see an orthopeodist and either give him the bill or tell them to bill him, I would tell him ahead of time and just voice your concern that she isn't recovering as quickly and with her age you want to double check the issue that happened and what else can be done.

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