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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Bailey's situation with his IVDD. Is he completely paralyzed in his rear legs? He's not moving them at all? How long ago was he at the ER hospital? What breed is he?
I'm sorry about the call request. That is automatic through the site and I'm not set up for it either. So he can move his legs. If he's able to move his legs and stays briefly, I would have very high hopes that he's able to still control his urination when he feels that he needs too. Those dogs that are completely down in their rear legs can have inability to urinate and their bladders will get very big and stretched out. These cases need to have their bladders expressed 3 to 4 times a day to keep it from getting stretched out. Could he be urinating and you just not realizing it? Could he not be needing to urinate as much as he's normally done as he's drinking less water and thus not needing to urinate as much? That would be a suspicion there. What medications is he on? Do you feel he's worse than when he was at the ER clinic as far as standing?