Theres something wrong with Remi's front legs. I think he's got some sort of neurological problem, a palsy or something. I dont know. shit.
About 3 months ago, I came home at lunch and he hopped off his chair and literally went down. It was like his front legs wouldnt work. They almost looked like they were paralyzed. I called my dad imediatley...he said call the vet. By the time the vet answered within 3 minutes after this started you could see his legs starting to "come back" to him. He was starting to walk and within 5-7 minutes, it was like nothing was wrong.
I explained all this to the vet. They said, maybe they just fell asleep, if you want bring him in. But if nothings going on, we really cant tell anything without extensive testing. Just keep an eye on him and if it happens again, call us.
Its happened, not as bad as the first time I'd say 4 - 5 more times. Minor...like you could see he was having trouble and then it goes away really quick. It typically happens after he's been lying down.
Today, I get home at lunch...he runs outside and I could tell it was gonna happen. And sure as shit it just slowly got to the point where he couldnt stand on his front legs. Its sooo sad, you can tell he's scared and has a very confused look wondering why he cant get up on them. Once again it was gone within 2-3 minutes. Then he's running on them fine. What scares the shit out of me is that its happened again tonight. Not as bad as today, and mostly one side.
I've called the vet just about everytime this has happened and they've told me, unless they "see" it happening, they prolly cant tell what it is. I'm so annoyed, scared, pissed and unbelievably sad. I have a gut feeling this is not going to end well for Remi and it breaks my heart.
Remi was supposed to be a monster lab. His father is a 100lb award winning dog. His name is Tank if that tells you anything. His mother is 75lbs and thats big for a female. Remi is small. If he's 55-60lbs thats probably on the generous side of my guess. This may not make sense but, his front parts just look small. Almost like a kid with Cerebral Palsy. You know how their limbs are just small and skinny, due to muscle atrophy?? He kinda has front legs that look like that. I dont know, maybe I'm imagining it. All I know is there is something wrong. And I dont know what to do about it.