April 12th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Hello, I am new to this thread and am happy to find such a place to gather information. I have a German sheperd that was in an accident day before yesterday resulting in trauma to the head, a huge laceration to the chest, and her right front leg does not work at all. Her right eye also is droopy. The vet said that there is possible nerve damage to the leg and possible amputation for the future. She is 10 yrs. old and would not beable to support herself on 3 legs. I have been using a towel under her chest to help her out the door and she even has difficulty with the back legs (is getting better). Emily weighs 95lbs and I am by myself and afraid to leave her alone. She tries to stand up on her own and falls down. I am so upset I really don't know what to do at this point. I don't want to loose her of course and I want her to be happy. I am a school teacher and on Spring Break - thank goodness for that!! But I have to go back to work on the 16th. Forgot to mention that she doesn't have much of an appetite, is thers something special to feed her that will build her strength up? Thank you so much for reading this and I am open to any suggestions.