This website is really difficult to follow, quite honestly, and I worry that every time I respond I get charged a further sum. I have sent further info, but you don't seem to have received it. Murphy is improving, and it was unusual , so if you genuinally want to know the outcome, and it won't cost me to fill you in, you can email me again. You were way off the mark though!
I got him to the vets, and was asked to put him on the scales, the staff were surprised that he really couldn't stand, and were nice to us as I guess they thought I'd exaggerated on the phone. Anyway, the vet found normal temp, heart, lungs etc fine, but kept him for neuro examination and blood tests. She phoned me a couple of hours later to say that his bloods were normal, neuro stuff all ok, reflexes, sensation etc. Murphy had been given a steroid/painkiller injection, and was now able to stand. Very good news, still no clue why. Brought him home last night, today he has frank blood in his stool, actually, diorhoea. So I'm guessing he was in acute pain yesterday, and just refused to stand, just wanted to curl up in the foecal position. He showed no particular pain on examination. He surprised the vetinary surgery, he looked like a 'gonna', but he managed to disguise his real problem, unfortunately. I'm sure the young vet has learnt to look more laterally in future!!! Anyway, feeding him on mild stuff, promax, and have meloxidyl. My problem is not with your diagnosis, its more with the website, you can't access the answers you give, and you obviously don't receive further communication.
What rating do you think you deserve?? Personally, as a nurse practitioner in an emergency eye centre, I can't believe that a herniated disc would resolve overnight, given that I did not top up pain relief this morning, as he was so much better. But I am an eye nurse!! As for my confusion over the site fluency, I work with medical software. Anyway, have a good day, let me know, I will click on it. Incidentally, you never asked for further details about Murphy.
Personally, I think Murphy's a drama queen, he's an ex breeders dog with lots of neurotic ways because of mistreatment for the first two years of his life. Anyway, I will rate you highly, but the smiley faces have disappeared, so send it back my way one more time, I will just click. But don't sell your soul to this awful website.