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5 days ago my 4 year old daschund was sent to the vet because she couldn't support herself on her hind legs. I was confused what happened because she is very healthy and is not overweight one bit. The vet said that she had an inflamed nerve in her spine and that she needed steroid injections, steroid pills, and to be in her crate for 2 weeks. After 3 days she seemed to get much better but on the 4th and 5th day she's gotten much worse. Before she was able to walk 10-15 steps with only a tiny bit of wobbling if she was going to the bathroom. But now she can barely keep herself up while she's going to the bathroom. If anyone's went through this or happens to be an expert on it can you give me advice on what you expect the next 2 weeks to be like?
 

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Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved dog, though I know this is a common problem in the breed.

Here is some info that you may find useful

http://www.vetslovepets.com/articles/887/1/What-to-do-if-Your-Dachshund-Has-Back-Trouble/Page1.html

from the article:

Confinement is a critical component of treatment regardless of the approach. A small crate placed where the dog can see you and is easy to clean can be effective. Confinement usually last two to six weeks depending on the severity of the injury, your vet can advise what is appropriate for your dog. Continuing this vital treatment is important since the dog can easily reinjure him-self. The medication they receive makes them feel so much better that they want to resume their normal activities before they are completely healed.
I recommend you make a list of your questions on paper, and talk to the vet. If you are not satisfied with the treatment or answers, by all means take your beloved dog to another vet for a second opinion.

Maybe a specialist in the field. Please keep us posted, what's her name?
 

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Belive me, the vet seems great its just that i couldnt stand seeing my dog like she was yesterday because not only could she barely walk, she seemed in pain. But today she woke up and could slightly walk better and seemed happier than ever so she wasnt in pain
 

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you may want to get in contact with dogs on wheels for the possible future.
I dont know if we'll have to get her one of those because someone left her cage open today and she ran out and was running as fast as before on one hind leg. She can walk somewhat well but wobbles as she walks so that may hinder her ability to walk. I just hope because of the paralysis that she doesn't have pain and that she doesn't have bladder problems early in her life.
 

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We came to the conclusion that she can't recover from her injury. It seems that she is in no pain whatsoever after she had been taken off the pills. After she had been taken off the pills she's back to her normal self and she can almost walk without falling over again. She even bolted out of the door one time and ran as fast as before. It is still VERY noticeable that she has a pinched nerve in one of her hind legs.
 
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