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How long has Bailey been struggling with her legs this time?
When was the last time she ate?
What is your zip code?
Is she urinating/defecating normally?
Is she drinking water still?
Is she on any medications for her back at all?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
Since she does have a disc issue, I suspect that what you're seeing is a result of that. It's actually very common for a slipped disc to cause nerve impingement (meaning that the disc pinches the nerves) compromising the function of the legs.
Since you already have medication that is prescribed for her for the back issue, I would suggest you give her some today and try to keep her quiet. If this is a nerve issue, the medication will bring down the swelling and/or help with the discomfort and may help her move her legs better.
If you don't see even a slight improvement by the time your normal vet opens tomorrow, then you should give them a call and have them take a peek at her, just to be on the safe side.
I hope she's feeling better soon.